Yesterday, Politico’s top-notch reporter, Louis Nelson, wrote “Trump ratchets up call for DOJ to investigate Hillary Clinton: ‘At some point the Justice Department, and the FBI, must do what is right and proper. The American public deserves it,’ he tweets.”
Trump is really good at distracting from his total inability to govern: he just keeps attacking anybody who ever opposed him, never addressing his inability to get anything done in Washington’s swamp. The man's poll numbers are terrible: highest is 38%.
The man whose primary theory of how to run the United States seems to be firmly based on chaos theory (oops, we forgot, Donald Trump doesn’t know what a theory is. He operates only on testosterone) doesn’t understand that there is supposed to be a wall between the White House and the Justice Department, whose Attorney General he doesn’t even like anymore. The only Wall he ever thinks about is his hate-inspired, xenophobic Wall on our southern border. Betcha he’s never been to Wall Drug In South Dakota, a reliably red state. Or the Corn Palace in Mitchell, S.D.
Nelson also wrote that Trump yesterday said he does not “remember much” from a 2016 campaign meeting attended by then-campaign advisor George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty on Monday to lying to the FBI and is cooperating with Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Former US Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama Jeff Sessions attended the same meeting, and Sessions forgot to tell the Senate Intelligence Committee about that meeting.
Trump is the same guy who earlier listed Papadopoulos among his foreign policy advisers during an interview with The Washington Post, and in the interview he called Papadopoulos an “excellent guy” (https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/03/trump-responds-george-papdopoulos-meeting-244510?lo=ap_e2.)
Associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones just tweeted us that Trump is thinking of firing Defense Secretary James Mattis just because a military judge at Fort Bragg ruled that high-profile deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was incarcerated by the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network in Afghanistan and Pakistan for five years, should not serve prison time. Trump stopped short of saying that Bergdahl, whom the judge demoted to Private, should be shot. But Trump did go out of his way to interfere in the investigation into the ISIS-inspired terror attack by Uzbeki Sayfullo Habibullaevich Saipov (note the latter’s Russian middle name and family name) on a Manhattan bike path on Halloween. Sensibly, however, New York’s Mayor, Bill de Blasio, said that Saipov should not be sentenced to death.
During his stopover in Honolulu on his way to play golf with Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, associate solitary reporter Stephanie Lightfoot thought she observed Hawaii’s Democratic governor, David Ige, give the finger to Trump, but this could not be independently verified.