Dogs will eat dogs
NBC News just published a story on Roger Stone, his pal Randy Credico, and Wikileaks.
The tl;dr version is this: Stone provided text messages to NBC detailing conversations between himself and Credico about incipient Wikileaks leaks of stolen John Podesta emails. The leaks of these emails, along with James Comey “reopening” the Hillary Clinton server scandal, started to tilt the election towards Donald Trump.
Credico, in the article, is quoted saying this:
Reached Wednesday, Credico downplayed the text exchanges. “There's absolutely nothing there that I had any knowledge of anything that Assange was going to do because I didn't,” he told NBC News.
"Where's the smoking gun?" he added.
Where is the smoking gun? In the gun your buddy just put against your head and fired.
Now, one can ask: Why is Stone doing this? He has brayed continuously about his unwavering loyalty to Trump. This seems odd.
It’s been bruited about that Stone is about to be indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. And Credico has been cooperating with the Special Counsel’s office. One can only surmise that Stone making this gambit is a form of revenge. Credico keeps insisting that he knew nothing about collusion with Wikileaks. This tranche of texts shows that to be a lie.
Do not doubt the vindictiveness of rats about to be drowned on a sinking ship. Stone knows he’s going down, and a person such as himself is not going to go down alone. Credico is his first target. Don’t be surprised if he starts throwing everyone under the bus. If not out of an attempt to save himself, then in an act of pure revenge.
Here’s where we need to be grateful. Fascism in this country has always been a fringe belief. It doesn’t attract the best people to its cause. What we’re seeing in the GOP as it gets taken over by Nazis is that it’s losing its political nous. For all our supposed divisions, America is not a nation of extremists. They’re easily identified and laughed at, from neo-Nazis to Maoists. And, again, they don’t attract intellectual heavyweights. To purloin the British stereotype, we’re a nation of shopkeepers. We’re strivers and people who want to get ahead with as little fuss as possible. We have no time for grand utopian schemes. The Constitution itself is a utopian document, and it’s the only one we can accommodate. What people like Stone and his confreres fail to recognize is that their fever dreams find no purchase in our body politic. I find it necessary to repeat that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. More people agree with her, and us, than with Trump and his toadies. And the midterm elections further confirm that fact.
What the NBC story presages is the beginning of the Trumpian Götterdämmerung. The dark gods are going to tear down the entire edifice, not willing to be sacrificial lambs. And the Republic will come out the stronger for it. This is not what Vladimir Putin envisaged
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