I went out to an adult Halloween costume party last night, so I didn’t spend a lot of time on the open post this week. This one’s going to be fairly bare-bones. What did I go as, you may ask? Ash Williams, of course. Again. I did it last year too. Pretty easy costume to put together.
The biggest news this week was the backlash against Special Counsel Bob Mueller over Uranium One and the revelations that the Fusion GPS/Steele Dossier was paid for by the DNC and Clinton campaign.
It took Democrats mere seconds to go from "Trump was getting oppo from the Russians!" to "everyone does it, this happens all the time." https://t.co/73k8m0bjmI
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) October 25, 2017
The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board has called for Mueller to step down over his perceived conflict-of-interest in previously covering up Clinton scandals. Mueller responded to this devastating week by totally-not-coincidentally letting it slip out that someone is going to be arrested on Monday. That this information even leaked is a felony, but nobody cares. That indictments are finally coming down probably isn’t any sort of sinister timing on Mueller’s part though. Trump’s lawyer stated back in August that he expected Mueller’s investigation to wrap up before Thanksgiving.
We get to spend the entire weekend wondering who is being indicted and for what. Based on my social media crowdsourcing techniques, the conventional wisdom is going with “Paul Manafort, for Money Laundering, in the Study, with the Rope.” Manafort’s lawyer says he’s not being indicted, but then, how would he know for sure?
A question I have is whether or not the indictments will represent the end of Mueller’s investigation or whether this is just one area that’s being closed. It’s clear to me that Trump isn’t going to fire Mueller or Rosenstein. At least, I’m not seeing any signals that indicate it right now. It’s going to be allowed to play out, win or lose. Either way, it’s bound to be a week filled with outrage and bitter arguments. Good fun!
That’s all I’ve really been paying attention to, besides Stranger Things 2. Anybody watch it yet? I’m only two episodes in, so no spoilers please.
What shall we talk about? I’ll jump in when the ibuprofen takes effect.