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May 31, 2017

Jared, Jared, Jared, Tsk...Tsk...Tsk

Tom McLaughlin

Kuching, Malaysian Borneo – I wrote a few months ago that you would be the savings grace of the Trump Administration. You come from a Democratic family and you are highly educated. The President listens to you.


Now, it seems, that you asked the Russians to provide a secret back channel to discuss Syria. It seems you had a private conversation in Trump Tower with the Russian ambassador in December. I really don't know how private it was considering it made the Washington Post and New York Times. I mean, what do you people consider private? Five people and a Golden Retriever?


When I have a private conversation, it usually means just the two of us. Period! Maybe you just said in an off-the-cuff remark that it would be a good idea to have a line to the Russians. Like the hot line. Is that still there? The one established by President John F. Kennedy directly to the leader of the Russians in case there is an “almost” war.


You could have used that. Now the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is after you, along with the rest of the administration. You guys should just resign and return to New York and sell visas.


Now we have the Congressman-elect from Montana. Boy, is he in trouble. Everything he ever said or did is going to be revealed in newspapers and magazines. The press is really going to dig deep. I know he will be dead last in seniority, but if there is anything lower than last place, he will be it. He will probably be placed on the sub, sub, sub committee of rock formations in the Aleutians. They will study how to build a bridge to link those islands.


For all outward appearances, the Republican-controlled Congress will state it was a bad move to body slam that reporter. They will rail on how on about how awful it was. But in private, there will be back slapping, smiles and congratulations


Statements like "I wish I could've done that," and "You should have knocked him out" will likely prevail. Many people will probably buy you a drink or two. However, when the revelations come out about how you earned your money, you will be defeated by the good people of Montana come next election. Your opponent will not be a 70-year-old singing cowboy.


The problem seems to be is who elected him dictator? President Trump feels that he was elected CEO of the United States and that carries with it the powers of absolute monarchy. Jared Kushner, and others, seem to feel that they serve the President of the United States and not the Constitution he represents. He is, therefore, perplexed that his immigration policy has not moved forward, that money is not forth coming for his wall and that our allies do not bow and scrape before him. He cannot comprehend that we have three parts of government, of which he is only one.


Why he and others are so close to the Russians I cannot fathom. It could be as complex as continued business dealings between him and the government which he wants to apply to the nation, or that the Russians have compromising pictures of Mr. Trump. And that's why his wife won't hold his hand.


...Life is good. . . . .


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