Never one to avoid an opportunity to lambast his own FBI (he hasn’t the faintest idea about the presumed independence of the people who office in the J. Edgar Hoover Building on Pennsylvania Avenue), Donald Trump is now p’d at them for sending an informant to multiple campaigns in 2016 (https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/19/trump-fbi-informant-russia-probe-598051; https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/19/politics/trump-informant-campaign-wiretaps-tweets-conspiracy/index.html).
“If the FBI or DOJ was infiltrating a campaign for the benefit of another campaign, that is a really big deal,” he wrote on Twitter (where else?).
On Friday night, the Times reported that an unnamed FBI informant talked to two campaign advisers who allegedly had suspicious contacts with individuals linked to Russia.
The Times did not name the informant, but described the person as an “American academic who teaches in Britain” and who made contact with Trump foreign policy advisers George Papadopoulos and Carter Page.
It is very unclear to associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman how much longer FBI Director Christopher Wray will last.
Elsewhere, the third Mrs. Trump has left the hospital, but, according to associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones, she is not at all happy being back in the White House (who would be?).
In the Centennial State, Colorado’s Republican State Treasurer, Walker Stapleton, told a white lie when he said that he “… was the only [state] treasurer in the country with the courage to support Donald Trump’s tax cuts”, as reported in The Colorado Independent (http://www.coloradoindependent.com/2018-governor-race).
Walker Stapleton is one of 31 Republican state treasurers across the country, and many of them supported Trump’s benefit-the-rich tax plan (https://www.9news.com/article/news/truth-test-walker-stapleton-oversells-trump-bonafides/73-552783045).
Stapleton is part of the Bush political dynasty, he has a lot of money, he’s overweight, and he’s the front runner in Colorado’s GOP primary on June 26.
Stapleton had the temerity to defeat Colorado State Treasurer Cary Kennedy when she ran for reelection in 2010.
It’s going to be a rematch, Kennedy vs. Stapleton, in November, because Kennedy will win the four-way Democratic primary for governor, on June 26.
She is the only candidate for governor on the Democratic side with nine years of executive experience in government in Colorado.
In January 2019, she'll be sworn in as Colorado's first woman governor, along with Secretary of State Jena Griswold, Attorney General Phil Weiser, and State Treasurer Dave Young.
And Denver's Congresswoman and the Dean of the Colorado delegation, Diana DeGette, will easily defeat her Republican challenger after she survives a nasty primary challenge.