Hey, Roger! You see that bus? It's coming right for you! (Updated)
Update:Melissa has officially declared that Paul Manafort "played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time" on the Trump campaign. Really? I was under the impression that Manafort ran the Trump campaign. Of course, we must never forget that Paul Manafort is Roger Stone's long-term business partner.
Much of the questioning focused on the Trump confidante Roger J. Stone Jr. and his public bragging that he was in contact with the hacker Guccifer 2.0, believed to be a front for Russian intelligence officials. Mr. Comey would not confirm or deny the subject of the F.B.I.’s investigation, but Mr. Stone, never a shrinking violet, did speak up on Twitter.
Roger's twitter feed has indeed become quite entertaining. He's following Stone's Rules to the end: Always attack, never apologize, proceed with the jackass self-assurance that you can lie and smear your way out of anything. Anyone who acts this way might as well be wearing a "GUILTY" t-shirt.
Jon Cooper, Chairman of The Democratic Coalition, just tweeted: "Based on FBI Director Comey's testimony so far, I'd say @RogerJStoneJr is pretty much fucked."
Update:Roger Stone has responded, calling Adam Schiff's statement an example of "McCarthyism." That's pretty funny coming from him. Roger Stone learned about politics from Roy Cohn, Joe McCarthy's partner-in-perfidy.
"I had no contacts with Russians. This one has been manufactured by the intelligence service with a nice assist from [billionaire philanthropist George] Soros and [David] Brock..."
Oh, right. Evil Soros and Evil Brock. Their fingerprints are all over this. Surrrrrrrrrrre.
Hey Rog -- maybe next time you can also toss in a reference to the Illuminati? That'll make AJ's penisette shoot up to its full three-inch glory.
And now, back to our original post...
A similar odor of desperation perfumes Trump's twitter feed. The man is swimming in fear-sweat, as the examples below demonstrate. His insane attempt to "mirror image" the Russia accusation against the Democrats is being furthered by David Nunes and other congressional Republicans:
“If this committee or anyone else for that matter, someone from the public, comes with information to you about the Hillary Clinton campaign, or their associates, or someone from the Clinton Foundation, will you add that to your investigation?” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) asked FBI Director James Comey. “If they have ties to Russian intelligence services, Russian agents, would that be something of interest to you?”
This is Clinton Derangement Syndrome at its most absurd. But the apparent coordination between Trump and Nunes tells me that the Republicans have a plan of counterattack. I've said all along that they are going to gin up evidence against their foes in order to distract from the real evidence against Trump. What other play is left to the Trumpers?
Things are looking bad for the GOP: Democratic Representative Jackie Speier has predicted that this investigation will be "bigger than Watergate." I've embedded Adam Schiff's statement above. (Roger Stone feels that Schiff "defamed" him and wants "hearings NOW." Apparently, he means hearings on Schiff.)
Hillary's former campaign manager, Robby Mook, wants treason charges brought against Trump aides who colluded with Russia...
Mook warned that if Russian interference is proved true, it sets a dangerous precedent for other nations to meddle in U.S. affairs.
"If we allow this practice to continue, Russia and other foreign nations could have a dangerously powerful influence on our legislative and executive branches," he said.
Man those swiftboats! Meanwhile, over on Alex Jones' site "Putinwars," Jerome Corsi -- the original swiftboater -- is trying to turn the guns around:
Infowars.com have obtained credible information from law enforcement sources regarding individual records of U.S. citizens under National Security Agency (NSA) electronic surveillance in the years 2004 through 2010 – a database that suggests both Donald J. Trump and Alex Jones were under illegal, unauthorized government monitoring during those years.
And where does this information come from...?
Michael Zullo, formerly the commander and chief investigator of the Cold Case Posse (CCP), a special investigative group created in 2006 in the office of Joseph M. Arpaio...
Oh, of course. Joe Arpaio, America's most beloved sheriff, the man who still thinks that Obama's birth certificate is a forgery. Zullo was his lead investigator on that front as well. Can you name a more trustworthy source? I mean, aside from every other human being, dog, cat, hamster and talking parrot in America...
The new laptop of death.Here's a story that I should have mentioned earlier. Right now, I'm not sure what to make of it -- but as Francois Truffaut says in Close Encounters: "Ziss means something. Ziss is important."
Authorities are frantically searching for a Secret Service-issued laptop — containing floor plans for Trump Tower, information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation and other national security information — that was stolen from an agent’s car in Brooklyn, police sources told the Daily News Friday.
The computer was lifted Thursday morning and officials are trying to determine if Agent Marie Argentieri was targeted or if the robbery was random.
NYPD cops are assisting in the investigation, sources said.
“It’s a very big deal,” a police source said. “There’s data on there that’s highly sensitive. They’re scrambling like mad.”
Sources and neighbors said the thief stepped out of a dark-colored sedan, possibly an Uber, and darted into Argentieri’s Bath Beach driveway about 3 a.m.
He grabbed the computer, a backpack, and other goods and walked away, sources said.
The crook, dressed in black, didn’t get back in the car he arrived in. He was seen on surveillance video strolling away from the brick home wearing a backpack and holding a laptop, sources said.
Other items stolen include “sensitive” documents, an access keycard, coins, a black zippered bag with the Secret Service insignia on it and lapel pins from various assignments — including ones involving President Trump, the Clinton campaign, the United Nations General Assembly and the Pope’s visit to New York, sources said.
I've read various ideas as to what it all means; none of the scenarios have made much sense to me. But this was no random robbery; I'm sure of that much.
A final note of caution. So far, the hearings look promising for our team. Huzzah and hurrah and all that -- but please proceed with caution. I'm old enough to recall the HSCA hearings as they were broadcast live. The first few days gave the appearance that we were seeing a real investigation, and that the "lone nut" theory would be tossed on the rubbish heap of history. Things changed, alas; the fix was in.