Encore of Revival: America, December 3, 2018

Former President George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president, is dead at 94.

While the Bush family and the nation mourn, politics continue as usual.

The “Mark Meadows Plan” for Congressional Republicans foreshadows political posturing of the next two years: Democrats will be a powerless foil supporting the re-election of Trump. Just how Democrats harassed the Regan administration with the Olly North investigations, harassed Supreme Justices Kavanaugh and Thomas with sexual harassment allegations—just how the House Republicans harassed Clinton with the Kenneth Star -led investigation—so will this Democratic House irritate the electorate over the next two years. Even if the House impeaches the president as it did Clinton, there isn’t foreseeable traction in the 52-seat strong Republican Senate.

The latest “shock and faux” campaign from the press attempts to scare readers with the notion that Russia did not exercise leverage over Trump—but they could have—because Trump decided not to build a project in Russia that everyone knew about him not building when he would have been allowed to build it anyway. The reason, as this latest “wow” campaign goes, is because Trump is now reported to be the center of the Mueller investigation. Really? That’s news?

The next two years will be as entertaining as watching a cat who thinks it’s a god, but just can’t figure out why it can’t get anyone to obey.

George H.W. Bush dead at 94 | CNN

I don’t see anyone who can beat Trump:’ Bruce Springsteen believes Trump will win a second term in the White House because the Democrats don’t ‘have an obvious, effective presidential candidate’ | Daily Mail


‘Investigations – My Plan to Counter’: A Trump Ally’s Secret Plan to Fight House Democrats | BQ

Mueller has emails from Stone pal Corsi about WikiLeaks Dem email dump | NBC News

EXCLUSIVE: Jerome Corsi Says He Has Defense Agreement With Trump, Received Limited Immunity From Mueller | DC

Roger Stone: I’m innocent – and I wouldn’t take a deal if Mueller offered one | Spectator USA

Paul Manafort’s alleged lies send DC into frenzy of Mueller investigation Kremlinology | USA Today

Manafort held secret talks with Assange in Ecuadorian embassy, sources say | Guardian

Shock and Faux

Trump Is Compromised by Russia | NY Times

‘Individual 1’: Trump Emerges as a central subject of the Mueller probe | WA Post

Trump, ‘Individual 1,’ is newly cast as center of special counsel’s probe | Houston Chronicle

Behind Cohen plea: Trump’s longtime dream of a Moscow tower | AP


Google accused of manipulation to track users | Phys.org

Facebook, minus Zuckerberg, faces global lashing for inability to protect data, stop fake news | SF Gate

Lawmakers Post Photo of Empty Seat After Zuckerberg Fails to Turn Up | BQ

Delta says USA’s ‘first biometric terminal’ is ready to go at Atlanta airport | USA Today


Macron starts the clean-up: Graffiti is removed from the Arc de Triomphe 24 hours after ‘gilets jaunes’ protesters stole assault rifle from cops, attacked police, burned cars and left 133 injured in France’s worst riots in 50 years | Daily Mail

Mexico new president vows to end ‘rapacious’ elite in first speech | Yahoo – Reuters

Ivanka Trump opts for elegance in figure-hugging cream outfit on trip to Mexico City | Express

U.S. Trade Gap Widens Most Since 2015; Record China Deficit | Bloomberg

Trump’s on-off dance with complicated acquaintances | AP

DON HIS way Donald Trump walks off G20 stage before leaders group photo and caught muttering ‘get me out of here’ on hot mic | Sun