"What the Republicans don't fully understand is this simple truth. If they go into the 2018 mid-term showing nothing, that is exactly what they will receive from the voters when they vote in November."
It sure was interesting during the President's recent eight day trip overseas. A few news sources talked about the history being made on this trip. CNN and MSNBC on the other hand, spent a whole lot of time talking about "Russia gate". And now that Jared Kushner has been fingered as a "suspect" of sorts, a thought went through my head - to what end is this witch hunt going to come to?
I was somewhat bemused to hear the latest charges against this 36 year old real estate investor. Shortly after the election was over, when the transition team was in place, Kushner is alleged to have made contact with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. He wanted to set up a "back channel" for communication. This is the funny part. "Back channel" is a term of art in the diplomat business. Jared is a real estate guy. He probably does not know "back channel" from Channel 4 on the television.
In reality, this is probably what happened. Kislyak made contact with Kushner about establishing some "back channel" communications. There was no SOS in place as yet with Team Trump, and the Russians knew they could deal with Kushner. That is it. According to honest news brokers this past weekend, "back channels" are very common in any Administration. If anything, what Team Trump was guilty of (mostly due to nativity) - is violating the "one President rule". They probably should have established the "back channel", and then left it idle until after the inauguration.
However, Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff is not satisfied with that reason. He wants to have Jared's security clearance yanked. Really? Hello Adam? Where were you when Hillary had classified information "in the wind", flying all over the place? I don't recall any outrage then. But of course - that was different. She is on "your team", so she kept her clearance.
What is really going on? Duh! Anyone with over a 5th grade education can see through this canard like a pane of glass. Of course there is no "there, there"! This is not about any Russian collusion. It is not about "back channels". It is not even about this squeaky clean son-in-law of the President's. It is all about the destruction of the Trump agenda.
So far it has been working just fine, thank you. Between the unlimited vacations that Congress takes, a half baked health care fix, and this endless witch hunt - nothing is getting done. What the Republicans don't fully understand is this simple truth. If they go into the 2018 mid-term showing nothing, that is exactly what they will receive from the voters when they vote in November.
June will be make or break for Paul Ryan. Stuff better start happening, and soon. If not, we might end up with some Botox'd socialist from California as Speaker of the House in 2019.