Walter Scott’s words penned in 1808 in Marmion: “O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”
Trump and his cohorts are tangled. Details in the Ukraine story are coming out. None supportive of Trump.
Two interviews over the weekend were nails in the coffin. Anderson Cooper and Rachel Maddow. Interviewed was Lev Parnas. Indicted but talking.
He reveals those primarily involved. Trump himself. Then Vice-President Pence, Attorney General Barr, Congressman Devin Nunes, and Rudy Giuliani
Parnas claims all Ukraine activities had nothing to do with corruption within Ukraine. Rather with guaranteeing Trump’s 2020 victory. In Parnas’ words: “For him to stay on for four years” more.
All will ultimately go down. Some will do jail time.
The scenario reminds me of Nixon and Watergate.
Those close to Nixon went to jail: Attorney General Mitchell, Chief of Staff Haldeman, Assistant to the President Ehrlich, White House Counsel Colson, and White House Counsel Dean.
I sense it happening again. Especially if John Bolton testifies.
A children’s poem comes to mind: “Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, / Humpty Dumpty had a great fall; / All the king’s horses and all the king’s men / Couldn’t put Humpty together again.”
Assuming all plays out as I suspect, there is a humorous and ironic aspect at the end. Nancy Pelosi will become President. The Constitution places the Speaker of the House in succession if the President and Vice-President go down.
A totalitarian on the other side of the world may be in trouble. Vladimir Putin.
Putin has been experiencing internal problems the past 2 years. Especially, the past year. Unpopular reforms and a stagnant economy.
There is a growing unhappiness among the Russian people. Protests have become commonplace.
This past week, Putin submitted proposed sweeping changes to Russia’s Constitution. All directed at giving Putin more power.
Putin may have gone a step too far.
Putin’s Cabinet balked and resigned in mass in protest.
Putin is no fool. He may ultimately resolve the situation. If not, he is extremely wealthy. Considered the richest man in the world. He should take his money and leave.
Silvio Berlusconi is Putin’s close friend. He lives in Portofino. Years ago, Putin built a home next door to Berlusconi in Portofino. He could live a good life there.
An admonition: Those opposing Putin should beware of dying from unknown causes.
Syracuse won again! Two games in a row! Beat Boston College 76-50.
Has the season turned for Syracuse? Or, 2 lucky wins?
A busy Louis day ahead. Haircut, manicure and pedicure.
Enjoy your day!