A Perfectly Reasonable Amount of Schadenfreude about Things Happening to Trump & His Enablers

Will no one spare a thought for the hundreds of Trump fans who will buy these books, assuming from the titles that they are pro-Donald tomes?

(I say hundreds to avoid stretching credulity–even if millions of Trump fans believed the books were worshipful of Donald, only hundreds out of those millions would be interested in actually owning a book.

(And the hundreds who may well order the books by mistake won’t find out about their actual content until someone on Fox News breaks it to them, of course.)

I think that Trump is the living embodiment of solipsism. And I think he likes it that way.

I’ve always wondered whether and when Trump would openly and publicly call either Republican congresspeople and/or his Supreme Court appointments “his” bought-and-paid-for lackeys who jump when he says jump. Imagining the reactions by those he would be referring to warms my heart.

I hope it would include shame for whatever extent that it is true.

The Guardian is reporting on leaked Kremlin documents, which appear to be genuine, describing a meeting of Russia’s national security council in January 22, 2016, in which they committed to do all they could to get trump elected, in order to generate social turmoil and discord in the U.S.

It references kompromat that they have on him (though not the actual nature of the komprmat unfortunately-- there’s a reference to read the details in ‘appendix 5’, which was not available, sadly), and it includes an assessment of trump’s mental state, who they described as an “impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced individual who suffers from an inferiority complex”.

I don’t know if this news is best in this thread, but I would love to be a fly on the wall when trump finds out about this latest report, especially the mental evaluation stuff.

It’s being discussed here:

He’ll probably be flattered. After all, he was selected personally by Putin as the only man who could help him with his plan.

Putin came up to him, with tears in his eyes, and said “Mr Trump, you are the only man who can make this plan work”.

“Mr. Trump, sir,…”

Nailed it.

May that be his Epitaph.

Too bad the FSB had a keener appreciation of the man than 63 million American voters.

Let’s just shorten it to “inferior”.

Nailed it a little too closely for my taste. I’m getting a strong Dan Rather/Bush AWOL-vibe from this one. Release a fake that “proves” what the left already believes, watch the media feeding frenzy, then expose it as a fake and shut down discussion of the issue forever.

Remember 2004? The Bush AWOL story was deader than dead after Rather ran with the fake documents, even though there was still plenty of other evidence supporting the AWOL stories.

(And yes, that’s a conspiracy theory I actually believe without any concrete proof. Dan Rather was set up by a Bush supporter, possibly even someone with ties to the Bush campaign.)


All depends whether you think Russia thinks that Trump can still be useful, or at least useful enough to go to the trouble.

There was speculation at the time (though no evidence ever came out that I recall) that Karl Rove was behind it.

The incident didn’t only put a nail in the coffin of the AWOL story. It also put the nail in the coffin of Dan Rather. That was quite possibly the primary goal.

Yeah, it probably was him, but he’s good at keeping his fingerprints off. I remember seeing an interview with the secretary of the colonel (IIRC, it was a colonel) who wrote the report Rather used. She typed it at time and said what Rather had was what she’d typed. Rove (probably) just made an easily identifiable fake copy of the genuine document. The truth of the story was lost in the lies manufactured after the fact.

It’s possible.

But it’s a stretch to assume that Russian observers were unlikely to have known in 2016 that Trump was an "impulsive, mentally unstable and unbalanced individual who suffers from an inferiority complex”—it’s all too likely that this assessment was made then. In fact, it was probably made years earlier:

(non-paywalled, I think)

This doesn’t prove the 2016 document to be either real or fake; it’s merely suggestive of the document’s authenticity.

But of course Donald will declare it to be Fake News.

If true, I would have a hard time believing that Trump was the sole target of the KGB’s attention. There must be hundreds – if not thousands – of others that are still being groomed as idiots useful to the Russian government.