Sean Spicer and Mark Halperin Tweets That Didn’t Age Well
Mark Halperin is the guy who once called Obama a ‘dick’ on Morning Joe.
Makes you wonder what he said about him behind closed doors.
Here’s a another jibe by Halperin around a couple of years after ‘Kind of a Dickgate.’
@MarkHalperin huge question of leadership — would also be stories wondering if Putin needed to sign off on next pick
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) September 16, 2013
Talk about not aging well.
Meanwhile the Palmer Report says there could be another shoe to drop on Russia very soon:
“Donald Trump appeared on Face The Nation on Sunday morning, seemingly just so he could refer to it as “Deface The Nation” while he was on the program. On the same morning, his Chief of Staff Reince Priebus appeared on a different talk show to float the absurd (and impossible) notion of changing the First Amendment to make it harder for reporters to criticize the President. I’ve seen these kinds of coordinated antics from Trump and his team before, and they only ever mean one thing.”
“Any time Trump and his advisers are making a concerted and coordinated effort to say controversial things, it’s for one reason and one reason only: to create a story and thus distract from the real story that they know is coming. Trump and Priebus are taking heat for the ignorance they spewed on Sunday morning, but they don’t care. With this churlish administration, such rhetoric is already factored in, and only ends up being a story for a few days before it’s forgotten. And that’s the point: Trump strategically uses this kind of crap as cover, and he does it whenever he knows a story is about to break that he doesn’t want to be main headline.”
Maybe-although, it could also mean that they really are trying to role back freedom of speech in some way. Jeff Sessions on his way has talked about putting leakers in jail. So I do think the Trump WH would like to find a way to rollback on free speech.
On the other hand, I also agree they want to divert Russia collusion. Sometimes statements and actions are meant to achieve multiple objectives.
“At this point there’s only storyline that fits the bill: the Trump-Russia scandal. Things began percolating again last week once Congress went back into session and the committees resumed poking at the scandal. House Oversight began using Michael Flynn to paint Trump’s White House as being engaged in a coverup. House Intel announced a witness list that included Trump’s hated rival Sally Yates. Senate Intel added staff for its own Trump-Russia investigation. And this was just the warm-up act.”
“The conscious decision by Donald Trump and his team to go stir up random trouble on the Sunday morning talk shows is a fairly sure sign that they expect the next Trump-Russia shoe to drop this week. Is it the nearly completed grand jury (link), or the exploding Paul Manafort scandal (link), or the simmering Corey Lewandowski scandal (link), or a different angle? We’ll see. But Trump just placed his bets on the Trump-Russia scandal getting really ugly for him this week.”
We will be watching. If anything, the media has shamefully put the Russia collusion probe on the backburner post Trump doing the Syria strikes.
In his interview with Mike Pence yesterday, Chuck Todd said not a word to Pence about a story by Todd’s own network, NBC, that the Trump WH did vet Flynn, contrary to what they’ve said previously.
Let’s see if Palmer Report is right-and hope they are.
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