Right now, Robert Mueller is toying with Trump and the GOP the way you’d mess with your cat’s head with a laser pointer. The old saying is that “timing is everything,” and Robert Mueller is showing once again that those old sayings last for a reason.
It was reported that the grand jury just handed down the indictments against the 12 Russian intelligence agents this morning. But as far as I know, there’s no rule that says that you have to announce indictments before the ink is even dry. Mueller could have easily sat on it until Tuesday of next week, exploding the media coverage just after Trump’s summit with Putin, and waiting for his return. But Rosenstein held his press conference before the grand jurors even got back down to their cars. Why?
Two things are highlighted by the timing of this announcement. First of all, FBI special agent Peter Strzok dismembered the House Trumpkins yesterday. This announcement was a graphic reminder of just how much Peter Strzok carries around in his head every day. How much of what was in the indictments was known to Strzok is unknown, but maybe better for the GOP Klown Kar Kommittee to not poke that particular tiger with a stick again.
Second, Robert Mueller sent a very clear and stark warning. Not to Agent Orange, Mueller knows he’s not paying attention. No, Robert Mueller sent a very clear warning to Vlad “Yhe Imp” Putin, right before his Pinocchio summit with Trump. Mueller was telling Putin, “Forget the Mandarin Orange Moron. We know exactly what you did. We know exactly who did it, we know exactly when they did it, we know exactly how they did it, and we know exactly where they did it from. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.” Trump is too stupid to understand how thoroughly Mueller is diagnosing this, but Putin sure as hell isn’t. Let’s see if we can force a reaction from Putin since Trump is in an eternal coma.
The indictments started throwing some preliminary tie lines around the collusion dock post. Showing that the Russians made their first incursion into the Clinton e-mail server mere hours after Trump publicly begged them to is tantalizing. And it also dovetails nicely with the coincidence(?) of Wikileaks dropping stolen e-mails within an hour or so of the release of the Access Hollywood video. Why was Moscow Center providing 24/7 surveillance of all things Trump, with responses pre loaded if necessary to counter any bad news? And were they receiving coded SOS signals to do it?
But the “collusion” aspect that intrigues me the most is the same one that intrigues everybody else, but for a completely different reason. The news media has gone cold turkey off of their Viagra dependency with the revelation that a 2016 “GOP House candidate” petitioned Guccifer 2.0 for damaging intel on their opponent, and received it. They’re in a state of perpetual arousal right now.The media’s “Hunt for the Red October candidate” will be relentless. Who did it? Did they win? Will they be prosecuted? What else do they know?
My intrigue with this comes from a different angle, I honestly don’t give a fat rat’s ass who it was. What I want to know is who in the hell told this candidate that they could get oppo research from Guccifer 2.0 in the first place? Are we supposed to believe that the FSB was sending out feelers to 435 GOP congressional candidates to see who would nibble? This makes absolutely no sense at all, if for no better reason than it risks exposing the FSB to premature discovery if a candidate lets out a suckers holla to the FBI about the contact.
So, if the candidate initiated the contact, who told him or her how to do it. I know who Guccifer 2.0 is, hell, he’s the only person on the planet with more universal name recognition than Trump. But, I have no idea of how to actually get in touch with him! Do you? Somebody had to either give the candidate contact information, or contact Guccifer 2.0 on their behalf. Who? Well, I know of one GOP campaign that was hip waders deep in Guccifer 2.0. Think they may have had anything to do with it?
Here’s my current political fantasy about this right now. A 2016 GOP candidate, say Walker Herschel, who got a leg up from Guccifer 2.0, hears about this. He calls his lawyer, who tells him he had better get in touch with Father Robert, and go to confession, so he does. What’s funny is that the FBI got another call the day before, from candidate Daniel Stormy, wanting to talk about his penance. All of which has Mueller and the boys rolling on the floor, because the candidate they had the goods on is named Howard Curly. The part that I find hysterical is that this could actually happen! This is what happens when people with guilty consciences don’t know what Mueller knows.
I have a strong feeling that this could explode far beyond Trump, quite possibly deep into the structure of the GOP itself. Call me crazy, but somehow or other I doubt that a lone GOP candidate did a Google search and came up with Guccifer 2.0’s e-mail address. Just how widespread was the institutional knowledge in the GOP that Guccifer 2.0 could bring home the bacon on your opponent? We already know that Roger “the dodger” Stone was in contact with him. Was he the gatekeeper? And if he was, how did he get the contact information in the first place?
Up until now, the fixation on collusion has been between Trump and Russia, after all, he’s the big kahuna. But how many other GOP candidates were bellying up to the Guccifer 2.0 bar for a free round. I have never forgotten the reporting on the pirated audio tape from a couple of years ago, from a closed door GOP leadership meeting, when a member joked that he knew for a fact that two GOP candidates were wholly owned by Putin. Dana Rohrabacher and Donald Trump. And Paul Ryan angrily told him to shut up, and admonished the room to remember that “what happens in the family, stays in the family.” Am I the only one here seeing that in a brand new light?