Trump, Putin And A Crumbling Narrative

And that’s how stupid Trump imagines (correctly, I would add) his support base is. He is confident that large swaths of the American public will not see that as a position so untenable and schizophrenic as to either be itself evidence of collusion or else evidence of insanity.

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Trump: Putin Says ‘I Didn’t Do That’ And We ‘Can Only Ask Him So Many Times’

“There was no collusion. Everybody knows there was no collusion.”

Mikhail Gorbachev Very Politely Asks Russia And The U.S. To Avoid Nuking Each Other

“Relations between the two nations are in a severe crisis.”

The Austin Powers World.

“There’s real danger but at the same time, the central figures are so laughable that it’s difficult to accept it as reality”…

Putin Didn’t Do It.

“And that fake news and hacking? Yeah, he did all that. But none of it would have had any chance of working if we didn’t have millions of silly, hateful voters that were susceptible to believing all the nonsensical bullshit.”

An Incredulous Marco Rubio Lampoons Trump’s ‘Cyber Security Unit’ Tweet

It is indeed as ridiculous as it sounds. Marco thinks so too.

CNN: FBI Believes Russian Hackers Planted Story That Triggered Qatar Crisis

Intelligence gathered by the US security agencies indicates that Russian hackers were behind the intrusion first reported by the Qatari government two weeks ago, US officials say..

In “Shocking” Move, Trump Gives Highly Classified ISIS Intel To Russians

“It is all kind of shocking.”

Video: Putin, Zeman May Need To “Liquidate” Members Of The Press

Don’t get “liquidated.”

White House “Furious,” Can’t Believe Trump Was “Tricked” By “Lying” Russians

One of the things that’s been pretty clear for the better part of six months is this: Donald Trump had no idea what he was getting into when he (or someone in his campaign) decided it was a good idea to collude with the Kremlin. I mean sometimes I don’t think it occurs to people…

“Milking” The Presidency

Nothing says “presidential” like…

Reliable Sources: Putin Says Putin Puppet Plotting Fake Gas Attacks To Frame Putin

You know, sometimes you just have to throw up your hands. There’s a difference between questioning the prevailing narrative and buying into the patently absurd. One example of the patently absurd is this: Bashar al-Assad would never use barrel bombs, or cluster munitions, or chemical weapons. Chemical attacks in Syria have been a favorite target for…

“How Could It Be That You Didn’t Know?” McMaster Implicates Moscow In Syria Chemical Attack

“I think what we should do is ask Russia, how could it be, if you have advisers at that airfield, that you didn’t know that the Syrian air force was preparing and executing a mass murder attack with chemical weapons?”

Cartoon Break (“On A Leash”)

Red lines…

“We’ve Come Too Far, There’s Too Much To Lose!” Composure Key As World War III Beckons

If ever there were a time when the phrase “that escalated quickly” was appropriate, this is it. Following Rex Tillerson’s 2:50 EST impromptu press conference on Thursday afternoon at which the Secretary of State seemed to telegraph an imminent US military response to the chemical attack in Idlib, markets wobbled, but managed to make it…