I've been reading Roger Stone's feed. Like Trump himself, he's a poker player with many tells.
I've also taken note of the fact that Nunes says Congress will investigate
the claimed "tapp" on Trump Tower. Heretofore, the House Republicans have done everything they could to stymie inquiries and to protect Trump. At first glance, it would seem that an honest investigation would serve only to keep the Russia connection in the news. So why is Nunes going down this road?
Hell, why did Trump
go down this road? Why did he insist on a congressional inquiry?
Why is Kellyanne Conway
challenging Comey to divulge evidence which Comey says does not exist?
Many right-wing pseudojournalists have been screeching about a Grand Obama Conspiracy
. What if those screechers are not just paranoiacs but plotters?
A Trump insider told Mike Allen
"The president just has a great nose for these things," the official said. "It's the bureaucratic leaks — the deep state — that bother him most. Even if it turns out not to be true that they surveilled Trump Tower, he will have a very good point to make about the level of sabotage coming from Obama holdovers."
In other words, this is -- at the very least -- an excuse for a purge. But I think that the plan goes deeper and darker. On the morning Towergate first broke -- mere minutes after Trump tweeted those seemingly-insane tweets -- I wrote:
There are other possibilities: Maybe Trump has gone completely mad. Maybe Trump is just lying. Maybe there is a plot afoot to frame Obama. The more I ponder that final theory, the more intriguing it seems.
Garry Kasparov's feed sounds a similar note:
I warned Trump would never stop “running” against Obama (& Hillary) personally, not on policy. He needs big enemies & it riles his base.
The tradition of going after one’s predecessor in power is very familiar to anyone from an authoritarian regime. Purges, scapegoating, etc.
Trump is no genius, but he's not that
stupid. He likes schemes and tricks and powerplays, and his friend Roger is renown for coming up with schemes and tricks and powerplays. Many people scoff and giggle at Roger Stone, but I do not. In the past, many of his schemes and tricks and powerplays have worked
The leading anti-Trumpers on Twitter
keep feeding us chum from the intel community
-- and yes, I'm hooked. I can't help
but be hooked, because so much of it is so damned intriguing. But is it trustworthy? All
of it? As I keep reminding my readers (and I seem to be the only one saying this), Breitbart has always been close to (part of?) the intel community, or at least a faction within it.
On the Chris Hayes show, Masha Gessen sounded a note of caution similar to the one I am sounding here. The anti-Trump movement has become too damned reliant on Spookworld. We mere civilians can never really trust Spookworld, because so many expert deceivers call that world home.
Something is amiss here. If freakin' Nunes
is saying "investigate," then we have to ask why
-- and we must not be content with the easy, conventional MSM answers to the all-important question of motive. When a member of a criminal gang says "There! Grab your shovels and dig there!
" -- that's when you should suspect that someone has planted evidence.
My gut instinct has been wrong many times before. But right now, my gut says: It's a trap
Read what Marcy has to say
in light of the theory -- if I may call it that -- outlined above.