I’m sure you’ve read the news… oh boy. According to a new trove of documents supplied by Rudy Giuliani pal Lev Parnas and released Tuesday by the House Intelligence Committee, Trump donor Robert Hyde tracked former U.S. ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s movements in Ukraine last March.
Two choice messages from Hyde to Parnas:
“They know she’s a political puppet. They will let me know when she’s on the move… They are willing to help if you/we would like a price.”
Okay, that sounds kind of threatening, but …
“Guess you can do anything in Ukraine with money… what I was told.”
Rudy Giuliani's associates are deeply creepy dudes. pic.twitter.com/4CVIS1UYKe
— Susan Simpson (@TheViewFromLL2) January 14, 2020
So that’s some creepy sh*t, huh? An associate of Donald Trump’s personal lawyer exchanged messages about a U.S. ambassador’s whereabouts with a high-profile Trump donor.
At least it can’t get any creepier than tha … oh, what fresh hell is this?
This is absolutely nuts. Was Trump part of a conspiracy to do harm to a US ambassador? https://t.co/dRWOZkpvMj
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 14, 2020
Yes, in Donald Trump’s deeply incriminating phone conversation with Volodymyr Zelensky, he said of Yovanovitch, “Well, she’s going to go through some things.”
That in itself doesn’t prove much, but damn, it sure sends chills down your spine, doesn’t it?
It almost feels plucked from a screenplay about the mob.
With any other president, that aside might appear totally innocent. And maybe he’s “just” referring to the smear campaign that ultimately ended in Yovanovitch’s ouster (as if that weren’t horrible enough). But this is Donald Trump we’re talking about, and that alone makes this comment eerie as fuck.
Trump has always struck me as the kind of guy who’s watched too many (bad) movies and read far too few (i.e., zero) books. Let’s just hope no one gives him a copy of Saw or The Human Centipede. Because, damn, this sick fuck seems capable of anything.
By the way, while you wait for Trump to claim he doesn’t know Hyde, has never heard of him, and also somehow knows he’s a total lightweight and a loser, take a gander at this:
Thankful this man is our President! pic.twitter.com/xMa8Ug4aX0
— HYDE for U.S. Congress (@rfhyde1) January 11, 2020
Isn’t that cute? They kind of look like two Russian nesting dolls, each vying to be the outermost figurine.