Long national nightmare mind-trick: Trumpists dream about rationalizing the search for foreign dirt

We are in amazing times, especially since a handful of personalities are currently the public face of the cabal: Trump, Giuliani, Barr, Mulvaney, and Pompeo. Many have been sacrificed in their service and some remain available for the bus’s underside. Some remain to liaise with the RWNJ elite like Kellyanne Conway, and others hover because they are simply pilot fish or lampreys with agendas like Stephen Miller and Steve Bannon.

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— Simon Rosenberg (@SimonWDC) September 30, 2019

Today the WSJ op-ed page featured a GW Bush AG writing to spin the John Durham investigation as somehow a search for evidence to prove that Paul Manafort was unfairly prosecuted in the context of the Mueller investigation. RWNJ trolls/bots have picked this up as the counter-impeachment begins.

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— Andy McCarthy (@AndrewCMcCarthy) September 30, 2019

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— POLITICO (@politico) October 1, 2019

On Friday night the Washington Post dropped another blockbuster report in the midst of a fast-unspooling scandal involving Donald Trump’s improper communications with foreign officials. It raises a worrying question: Was there a memorandum that should have been produced to the Mueller probe that was never turned over?

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But here’s where Friday night’s Washington Post story perhaps magnifies the Ukraine scandal: The report, by Shane Harris, Josh Dawsey, and Ellen Nakashima, alleges that there is a memorandum summarizing the White House meeting on May 10, 2017, between Donald Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a meeting at which Trump revealed highly classified information that exposed a foreign agent, and at which he also told Lavrov and Kislyak that firing FBI Director James B. Comey the previous day had relieved “great pressure” on him.

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The May 10 meeting is supported by an email. Now the question becomes, if there was a memorandum of that meeting, how is it possible that it was not produced to Mueller? It’s awfully hard to believe that Mueller didn’t ask for any readout or memorandum from that meeting; a meeting at which the president explained that he fired Comey in part because he was being pressured by the Russia investigation. That admission to his Russian visitors is part of one of the obstructive acts Mueller found.

So, assuming the Post is correct that a memorandum of that meeting exists, what happened to it? Assuming Mueller is capable of drafting a document request, why was that memorandum not produced? Was it logged and redacted? Was it deemed classified under the newly discovered separate server used only for hiding catastrophic missteps or worse? Or was it produced to Mueller, and its contents did not make it into the report because for unknown reason Mueller chose not to include it?

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— SafetyPin-Daily (@SafetyPinDaily) October 1, 2019

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— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) September 30, 2019

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— Trump But About Sharks (@tbasharks) September 30, 2019

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