Happy last day of August my friends!
I gather things didn’t go too well in Florida yesterday. 🙁 Good luck people of Florida!
What’s really got my attention this morning, though, is the letter that Reps. Elijah Cummings, John Conyers, Eliot Engel, and Bennie Thompson sent to the FBI yesterday.
The letter, which presents no actual evidence of wrongdoing, and which follows up the one Harry Reid sent the FBI the other day, smacks of both a desperate attempt to deflect attention away from the revealing Clinton emails and as a bald election season ploy to cast aspersions on a political opponent.
The lawmakers said that “overt and covert actions by Trump campaign officials on behalf of Russian interests” have raised “serious questions.”
They referenced several reports about Trump campaign officials’ or his advisers’ ties to Russia. They mentioned long-time Trump adviser Roger Stone’s admission in early August that he had previously communicated with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. They also said Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page traveled to Moscow and delivered a speech critical of the U.S. and how Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who’s endorsed Trump, traveled to Moscow last December and ate at Russian President Vladimir Putin’s table.
Oh no! He said something “critical of the U.S.”?! Doesn’t everyone know by now that United States is exceptional and that no criticism of it is to be permitted?
Glenn Greenwald pointed out the Democrats use of a picture with J. Edgar Hoover’s name prominently framed, a man who has been found to ‘have used the FBI to harass political dissenters and activists, to amass secret files on political leaders’.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 31, 2016
Is it just me, or is it feeling a bit chilly out there these days?
Please have a good day, all, and please feel free to share what’s on your mind today!