In the matter of drumpf’s hauling out a secret document to share with the author of Mark Meadow’s’ biography, and others, which is now being breathlessly described as “the smoking gun” that will finally get Merrick Garland off his behind and charge him, it turns out that as well as magically declassifying documents by some secret machination of his diseased brain, Trump apparently also believes that he can also change by the same farcical method the authorship of said documents, in this case from Joseph Dunford, his first Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, to General Mark Milley, his last.
It was essential to the fantastical narrative of stupid playing out in drumpf’s head that Milley had written the memo, even though he hadn’t, because Trump, who had neglected to apply his declassification super-power to the 4 page note even though he had purposely retained procession of it, planned to use it to blunt Miley’s accusation that in the final days of drumpf’s maladministration Milley had to prevent the frenetic Orangeutan from attacking Iran-
“In his book titled A Chief’s Chief, Meadows recounts how Trump once recalled a four-page report produced by the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff Mark Milley that contained his plan to attack Iran, though it is unclear if that was the same meeting attended by his writers.
But the July 2021 meeting that was recorded came shortly after Trump was incensed about news reports that Milley had urged him not to attack Iran in the final weeks of his presidency.
Trump believed that the document outlining the report to attack Iran would undercut Milley’s reported assertions, though the report was actually written earlier in the Trump administration when Joseph Dunford was chairman of the joint chiefs, a person familiar with the document said.”
So, in addition to hauling out a contingency 4 page outline of how the Pentagon would go about confronting Iran – the sort of document routinely churned out by planners there – drumpf misrepresented to his gathering of folks not authorized access to it that Milley, who he was beefing with, had written it when , in fact, he had not.
Just another day in the life of the miscreant who embodies most serious threat our Republic since Fort Sumpter… but will it be enough to finally get the Justice Department to haul his butt into court?
Forgive me if I have some doubts.
I fear this “smoking gun” will be simply tossed upon the arsenal of such smoky implements, each, in turn, vaunted as presaging the Orange Menace’s impending doom.
But it would be nice if I am wrong.