September 1, 2018 10:48 am -

Late Friday, lawyers for George Papadopoulos, a former advisor to the presidential campaign of Donald Trump who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his Russia contacts in October 2017, filed a Defendant’s Sentencing Memorandum with the DC District Court asking that the sentence be “a period of probation terminated instanter.” That should come as no surprise, as tha is what defense attorneys are supposed to do.

But there were two delicious Tootsie Rolls contained therein which should be giving one Donald J. Trump cause for even greater concern:

  1. During the presidential campaign, Trump green-lighted a meeting with Vladimir Putin, and then-advisor Jeff Sessions was all in: “Returning to Washington D.C. [from a March 28, 2017 meeting in Italy with Russian operative Joseph Mifsud], twenty-eight-year-old George witnessed his career skyrocketing to unimaginable heights. On March 31, 2016, he joined Mr. Trump, Senator Jeff Sessions, and other campaign officials for a “National Security Meeting” at the Trump Hotel. George’s photograph at this meeting flashed around the world via Twitter. Eager to show his value to the campaign, George announced at the meeting that he had connections that could facilitate a foreign policy meeting between Mr. Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. While some in the room rebuffed George’s offer, Mr. Trump nodded with approval and deferred to Mr. Sessions who appeared to like the idea and stated that the campaign should look into it.
  2. By saying so, Papadopoulos reveals Sessions lied to Congress and Trump lied to the nation. Flashback to a NY Times article from November 2, 2017: “Standing before reporters in February, President Trump said unequivocally that he knew of nobody from his campaign who was in contact with Russians during the election. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has told the Senate the same thing.” There is at least one other attendee, J.D. Gordon, who disputes Papadopoulos’s claim that Sessions liked the idea, but given subsequent evidence, that disputation makes little sense.

Naturally, Trump is rage-tweeting already this Labor Day weekend. As James Clapper said yesterday on CNN, the walls are closing in on Trump. Those walls were built of the lies and deceptions instigated by Trump and his henchman.

“Build those walls,” Trump — and enjoy the double helping of punch bowl dookie from your “coffee boy”!

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.