Fri, 9 March 2018
Well, we’re on our own. David Waldman has taken us all the way to Friday, but it is now time to fend for ourselves, at least for a couple of days. Here’s the KITM you need to listen to:
OK. That’s about it, then. What would you like to talk about while we wait?
Erik Prince colluded with the Russians, at least to set up a meeting in Seychelles to make it easier for future colluding. Jared Kushner’s man in the middle east, George Nader is not quite convicted, yet not quite innocent of child pornography. This didn’t make Jared too shy, or scare off many strange bedfellows throughout the US, Russia and the Middle East. Without George, Erik or Jared to help, Saudis still need to speak Donald Trump’s language. Russians knew a good way to get Trump interested in doing business was to first let him watch women in The Act. Meanwhile, a senior HUD adviser repeatedly promoted the theory that John Podesta participated in a satanic rituals. Taylor Weyeneth failed his way over to HUD. White House ethics officials’ path to success requires not seeing ethics violations. Hope Hicks’ hackers were only interested in stealing evidence of her wrongdoing.
Lucky Peyton Manning sold his 31 Papa John’s franchises just 2 days before the NFL ended their partnership.
And if all this wasn’t enough, here is some more recommended weekend reading:
Part 2 of David Corn and Michael Isikoff’s The secret story of Obama’s response to Putin’s attack on the 2016 election.
The very strange case of two Russian gun lovers, the NRA, and Donald Trump.