Before I dig into the latest indictments Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller has filed against a dozen Russian military officers for hacking into then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails, I’ll attach my typical caveats whenever writing about The Resistance versus President Donald Trump: I don’t believe Trump has the intellectual curiosity nor emotional stability to serve as President of any country.
But up to the point where Mueller launched this legal burst, there hasn’t been a strong case to support indictment of — well, excuse the interruption in thought but that’s part of the problem.
I can’t be sure what narrative is being drawn because post-November accusations seem to mimic THE RUSSIANS! — they’re in all places at once.
I can only say “wait for the evidence to be shared” after reading the papers Mueller filed yesterday since the only thing he’s presented so far is a set of accusations.
Perhaps Mueller has more data at this point, or this is a remix of what occurred five months ago when he indicted three Russian businessmen and 13 Russian companies for using social media to interfere with America’s 2016 elections.
And then a reaction occurred that Mueller didn’t expect: lawyers for one of the indicted firms — Concorde Management and Consulting LLC — appeared in court to fight the charge and the US government punked out. Mueller suddenly moved to suppress evidence he initially wanted to share with the court, citing an intelligence risk in sharing tools and methods deployed to investigate THE RUSSIANS! with accused Russians.
I didn’t buy that story. The post-9/11 US court cases brought against jihadist terror suspects prove how a precedent has been established for sharing sensitive information while a broader investigation is ongoing.
So … let’s wait and see what follows yesterday’s indictments.
Plus, I can’t stop thinking about what former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray, has consistently said about the Clinton emails since December 2016:
I know who leaked them. I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things.
I’d love to see Trump share a cell with Big Swol — I hear the latter has been feeling a bit lonely lately — assuming a criminal act can be attached to Trump.
But I’m also not down with hyperbole that positions democracy and freedom as the diversionary argument for whose currency and system of trade will rule the planet. Hot wars can start that way, y’know.
On my last point … seems like we’re overdue for breaking down some post-Cold War history. I may be down to write a piece about that …
song currently stuck in my head: “having your fun” – focus