Yesterday, in an effort to project presidential gravitas, Don “The Pawn” Trump tweeted:

“Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don Jr. attended in order to get info on an opponent. That’s politics!”

When the guy is right, he’s right!  Well, some politicians would have gone.  Okay, a few would have gone.  A few really stupid politicians would have gone.

While I find the meeting that Mini-Yawn attended to be grossly treasonous and highly irregular, that’s not what really bothers me about Orange McBloated’s tweet.  Let’s look at one small detail:

Most politicians would have gone to a meeting like the one Don Jr. attended in order to get info on an opponent. That’s politics!”

Mini-Bloat is not a politician.  He isn’t an elected official.  He doesn’t even have an officially appointed office or title.

This is a really important point.  It’s as important, if not more so, as all the shiny tinsel and trombone noises Camp Dump has been making about the meeting being “business as usual.”  I’ve never said this before, but there’s a first time for everything.

DONALD IS DEFLECTING PEOPLE’S ATTENTION FROM THE BIGGER ISSUE THAT HAS PLAGUED HIS PRESIDENCY FROM DAY ONE. (Oh, wait, I have said that many, many times.)  HE HAS UNQUALIFIED FAMILY MEMBERS ILLEGALLY ACTING AS GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.

If Don the Pawn can get the phrase, “That’s politics!” into Americans’ minds like an earworm from hell, all they’re thinking about is whether or not politicians (who they think are crooked anyway) would have done the same as Mini-Pawn.

That’s some murky water. Political analysts will be swimming in it for months to come.  What isn’t murky is that Donald Trump Jr. had no business being in the meeting with the Cossack contingent in the first place because he is not a politician.  Donny Jr.’s presence in that room was against the law.

If Daddy Donald wants to argue about that truth nugget, he’s going to have a problem.  The GOP’s very own version of Gollum, Orrin Hatch verified that Don Jr. was in the wrong place at the wrong time WHILE TRYING TO EXCUSE HIS ACTIONS.

“He’s not given any particular assignment in the administration…I think this can be way overblown.”

So let’s be perfectly clear.  The GOP’s stance on Donny Jr.’s appearance at the meeting and his comportment are as follows:

Orrin Hatch: “Junior isn’t a politician, he doesn’t have a real job in the White House, this is all a bunch of hooey!”

Trump: “It’s perfectly valid for a politician to collude with America’s political enemies to get intel on other American politicians.”

The Z Review: “Is it perfectly valid for a private citizen to collude with political enemies, guys?

GOP:  Uuhhhhhh.

Exactly.

And so it goes, Fortuna’s wheel spins again, bringing Trump and his Trumplets up and down, and down, and down, on a daily basis, leaving us with the same issue we began to explore last week.

Today, Fortuna’s tireless spinning forces us to address that issue once again and even more plainly:

“How much longer do we have to wait before we indict Don Jr. The Civilian for treason?”

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