The lull before the next storm
So far, according to my Twitter trending topics, the only big political news today is the Department of Defense Inspector General opening up an investigation on retired General Michael Flynn. As Malcolm Nance opined on MSNBC on numerous occasions, Flynn will be the first to turn because he has the most to lose—i.e., a very generous pension. Don't be surprised if he turns state's evidence to preserve that pension and his rank.
And, of course, last night's super-duper meeting on North Korea proved to be a nothing-burger. Donald Trump just needed to feel important rather than impotent, so he gathered together the Senate on his turf just because he could. The reviews for the presentation have been almost universally awful, with senators wondering why the event even took place. It's not a good idea to anger 100 men and women who think they can do the job of president better than the current occupant of the Oval Office. (Of course, in this case, most of them could do the job better than Trump.) This is another case of the reverse of how to win friends and influence people.
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