Day 176 (July 14, 2017)
In today’s issue: Akhmetshin.
Rinat Akhmetshin, that is. The name just rolls off the tongue, huh?
Well apparently not, seeing as his presence at the Russia-lawyer/Don Jr. meeting back in June 2016 wasn’t disclosed — until now. Yes, there was a SIXTH person at the now infamous meeting between the Russian government lawyer and her interpreter, and Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort.
Also, still wondering why an “interpreter,” now ID’d as a translator, was needed.
Anyway, Akhmetshin is not just any person. He’s an ex-Soviet counter intelligence officer suspected of ongoing ties to Russian intelligence and previously accused of an international hacking conspiracy.
Yeah. This smoking gun is stilllll going strong, and it just got much more lethal. So are we still expected to believe they spoke about adoption?
And not that we ever believed that Donald Trump Jr. is as “transparent” as POTUS described, but this slow-drip of additional, formerly undisclosed evidence is proof he’s full of secrets and is withholding the full truth regarding exactly what happened.
Here’s to hoping that where there’s smoke, there’s fire and we’re nearing the end of this phony administration.
Some thoughts on all this before the week is out, thanks to NYTimes op-ed columnist, Paul Krugman:
So while we spend our weekend contemplating how this inept leader ended up as our President, he’ll be busy being too dumb and corrupt to give a shit. Where? At one of his very own golf clubs. Surprise, surprise.