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Strongman

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Adam Zyglis)

In other news, Turkish President Recep Erdogan has more or less told Trump's national security adviser John Bolton to piss off after Bolton said Turkey must not attack the Kurdish forces who've fought ISIS for us. There's also this disturbing nugget:

“John Bolton has made a very serious mistake. We cannot make any concessions in this regard,” Erdogan said Tuesday, just before Bolton left the country with tensions between the NATO allies at new highs. He added that Ankara’s preparations for a new military offensive against what the Turkish leader describes as terror groups in Syria are “to a large extent” complete.

So, an attack on the Kurds may come sooner rather than later.

Meanwhile, the Trump regime has downgraded the status of European Union diplomats to be lower than the diplomats of individual countries. It's a not-so-subtle way of trying to splinter the Union.

Finally, lawyers for Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort apparently forgot how to redact their own documents and accidentally revealed that Manafort was providing updates on Trump's campaign to his Russian masters.

Manafort’s lawyers ― in a poorly redacted court filing responding to the special counsel’s claim that Manafort broke his September 2018 plea agreement by lying to investigators ― inadvertently revealed that Mueller’s team alleged that “Manafort lied about sharing polling data with [Konstantin Kilimnik] related to the 2016 presidential campaign.”

Kilimnik, who worked closely with Manafort, is believed to have close ties to Russian intelligence.

I think there will be more on this tomorrow.

  • Victor the Crab

    John Bolton is so much like his boss Drumpf. A tough guy in his own mind, but too stupid to know he getting pushed around.