Wednesday morning "What fresh hell is this" roundup
It is 9.15am on the Best Coast, and we’ve already had two bombshells explode this morning.
Firstly, Donald Trump, White House interloper, accused China of interfering in the midterm elections because of its trade dispute with the US. This is laughable on so many levels, as it’s a patently blatant attempt to lay the groundwork to assign blame for if / when the GOP gets its ass handed to it in six weeks. His mouthbreathers will, of course, believe that Democrats won only via the aid of the dastardly Chicoms. But the rest of the country will laugh at the obvious projection.
Meanwhile, attorney Michael Avenatti has produced the goods. His client, Julie Swetnick, has come forward with new accusations against Brett Kavanaugh. What’s key about this is that she did so in a sworn affidavit. She didn’t just write a letter to her representative or give an interview. Lying on an affidavit is a criminal offense. And, as she has security clearance, lying would be career ending. While Christine Ford’s and Deborah Ramirez’s accusations are no less believable, this is another level, due to the legal jeopardy involved. There is no longer just smoke around Kavanaugh; this affidavit is the veritable fire.
Remember, today is just the appetizer. Tomorrow is the full course meal, between the Senate hearing and Trump’s meeting with Rod Rosenstein. We’re nowhere near the end of all the fuckery. Strap in, kids, it just gets wilder.
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