For John, BLUF: I am thinking the role of Julian Assange is being mischaracterized by some as a puppet, but that no one has the guts to offer him immunity to testify. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here are two aphorisms to keep in mind during this period of Post-election campaigning:
From Lavrentiy Beria (NKVD Chief):
Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.From Ralph Waldo Emerson (about Dr Oliver Wendell Holmes writing about Plato, but still, sound advice):
When you strike at a king, you must kill him.I have a friend who wrote about the mission of the Special Prosecutor: "Confirm 98% of America who believes Putin has something on Trump whether political or financial or blackmail or nefarious dealings." But, this isn't Watergate. I am thinking out across the fruited plain are millions who will think this is a lynching. The legal standard Mr Mueller faces is one thing. The political is another. What satisfies Democrats may not satisfy Republicans and Middle America Independents.
Hat tip to the Drudge Report for the news article.
Regards — Cliff