Dumbest. Criminal. Ever.
Flynn Perp Walk/Moment of Karma. AP photo
Whew to the delirious roller-coaster of the past couple of days, starting with the "historic" Flipping Flynn Friday and the zillion questions it raises - what did Flynn give Mueller to get his sweet deal in return; who will get what charges and how much time; how many more shoes will drop; will they belong to Donny Jr., Kushner, Miller, Conway or unknown others befouled by the Evil One's "great gravitational corruption that draws to itself whatever corruption there is in your soul." To better connect the murky dots, we recommend Seth Abramson for thorough, up-to-date analysis of what it all means.
To get an entertaining inside view of what was going on in the White House as the Flynn shit hit the fan, we recommend the Twitter account of Rogue Snr WH Adviser, who through the day painted a frenzied, tacky picture of chaos: "Trump is melting down over Michael Flynn news. Launched coffee pot into a West Wing hallway & 'not taking any calls all day.'" "Trump has been binge eating since the Flynn news broke this AM. Panda Express. Arbys. Krispy Kreme. Oval Office like a mall food court today. Only staffers allowed inside 'must have food' with them."
The next day, after the GOP's dark-of-night tax villainy, Trump went to New York City, where thousands of enraged people greeted him with jeers of "Shame!" "Traitor!" and "Lock Him Up!" One sign read, "A package of bologna would make a better president" - a claim proved bleakly accurate when, unable to ever shut the hell up, he gave us what one analyst called his "Obstruction-Of-Justice-ish Tweet," drawing "Rave Reviews From Critics, Amid Tremendous Excitement." "I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI," bleated Trump, evidently unaware he was thus declaring his complicity in what he'd long claimed were Flynn's rogue acts, a lie the New York Times also just trashed.
“Are you ADMITTING you knew Flynn had lied to to the FBI when you asked Comey to back off Flynn?” asked incredulous former ethics head Walter Shaub. “Before we slipped into an alternate universe of unabashed corruption, this tweet alone might have ended a Presidential administration." Many others, with brains if not law degrees, quickly noted his nitwittery - "You are so screwed LOL...Tick Tock Donnie...Dumbest. Criminal. Ever" - sensibly asking, "What's the point of hiring expensive lawyers if they can't convince you not to admit to obstruction of justice via Twitter?" The Rogue WH guy or gal returned to point out, "Twitter helped make Trump President, and Twitter is going to be his undoing," before proclaiming, "Guards! Guards! Take this meat lump away." As is often the case, for us the final choice words go to ole Abe Lincoln: "No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar."
— C T Shain (@ChrisShainMaine) December 1, 2017
Remembering this #Flynn
"We do not need a president who believes she is above the law. Lock her up." pic.twitter.com/j1UrzxHpc1
— James Longman (@JamesAALongman) December 1, 2017
Accompanying Flynn's perp walk/moment of karma