Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly defended Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner Sunday following reports that he had attempted to set up a backchannel of communications with Russia.
“There’s a lot of different ways to communicate, backchannel publicly with other countries,” Kelly told NBC News’ Chuck Todd on “Meet the Press.” “I don’t see any issue here relative to Jared.”
Uh-huh. Hope he didn’t hurt himself.
When Todd pressed Kelly on the fact that Kushner was reportedly establishing communications with a country that is under investigation for possibly colluding with the Trump campaign and interfering in the 2016 presidential election, Kelly responded that the meetings were taking place during the presidential transition.
“I think any time you can open lines of communication with anyone, whether they’re good friends or not-so-good friends, is a smart thing to do,” Kelly said.
Okie dokie! And, you know, Kelly wasn’t the only one to defend Jared. H. R. “The Janitor” McMaster threw his remaining credibility into the toilet. From POLITICO:
National Security Advisor Gen. H.R. McMaster said he’s “not concerned” following reports that President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and advisor Jared Kushner may have discussed setting up diplomatic backchannels to Moscow during the presidential transition.
McMaster told American reporters traveling with Trump at the G7 summit in Sicily that the U.S. frequently sets up backchannels to countries for discreet communications.
The Washington Post reported Friday that Kushner sought to establish secret communications with the Kremlin during a transition meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. Per the Post, Kislyak said he talked to Kushner about installing secure lines between the Trump transition and Russian officials at foreign facilities to avoid conversations being monitored.
The New York Times reported that the purpose of the channel was to allow then-national security adviser Michael Flynn to communicate directly with Moscow about Syria and other security issues. The lines were never set up, the Times reported.
20 responses to “Twisted Misters”
How do you do this day in and out. Love ya.
Hi Curtis! ❤
I don't plan on doing this every day, but then I hear a phrase on TV or read something that reminds me of something, and I wind up doing a poster. Only problem is that my Photoshop is acting up, so it's just a matter of time before it farts itself out of existence. I'm hoping it will last until the next time my son owes me a present. 😉
Hey I think I used to follow you all the time but then like 8 years ago or something you went dark but I would see nonnie9999 over at kos so I figured….well I don’t know what I figured but it made me feel good or if not good at least better….so is my account of history even close to reality?
or have you been posting all along and I got lost or confused you with some other wisenheimer?? anyhow you are now on my favorites list right under nitwitia
HI singe! ❤
The last you commented over here was almost 5 years ago. I looked to see what you had commented on, and I am now sitting in a puddle of tears, because it was after my niece had died. I just reread all the lovely comments, hence the tears. Anyway, I didn't post very much for the next 4 years or so and I don't think I commented over at the Big Orange either during that time.
Glad to see you back over here, and I hope you will make regular stops again. 😀
Some tragedies never leave us but they become a part of us eventually that with effort we can carry around while still appreciating the amazingness of our own existence. At least that is what I tell myself. So anyhow, yeah I’m back for the raisins and the wit.
Like the song says, I get by with a little help from my friends. 🙂
Great looking contortionists- don’t know why you have never written a comic strip You are creative and always make the posters funny.
As I told my daughter, I think all of these ego maniacs will walk away smelling like a rose. No less than two top officials, Kelly and McMaster are defending Kushner’s actions as perfectly normal.
Maybe we are all naïve and are not hip about how the government actually runs. Actually I’m joking about that.
As we have seen in Model T’s previous words and actions, he is leading his band down main street as they improvise a new song. That song is called “Screw The dumb Asses And The Masses.”
Nobody in this administration and none of his vocal supporters are going to walk away unscathed. Twitler will leave his stink on everyone that comes into his orbit. Even if they don’t wind up in jail, there will be damage to their brands and/or their political ambitions.
I so hope that you are correct. The lastest thing that I read is that Model T is no longer in agreement with the Paris agreement re: climate change. Model T is a bastard. My blood is boiling about that decision which he waited to announce because he didn’t want to take the heat from the European pact or mess up his so called successful overseas tour.
so it’s okay to set up private top secret channels w/our enemy but hilary can’t have a private server. the middle finger burns!
Loony, what really burns is the unbelievable denial of hypocrisy by the Rethugs.
how many other countries did Trump. LLC , try to set up a secret backdoor with? Is it only “perfectly”, normal to set up such a thing with Russians? How about the North Korea Bomb Boy, did any back door action go on there?
I know what you meant, FOTC, but forgive me if I don’t even want to think about what “back door action” with the North Korean maniac might mean. 😮
I’m with sister Merkel….it’s long past time for us to be looking to U.S. (us) for signs of sanity or ways to build a safe and sane future for coming generations.
So happy the European leaders aren’t taking Twitler’s shit lying down. Did you see the pic of the Nordic leaders with a soccer ball standing in for the glowing orb in order to poke fun at the asshole in the Oval?
Trump has taken the long lamented “American Exceptionalism” and turned it into “American Derangement”. This winning is a gas, gas, gas.
Jumpin’ Jack Flash!!! 😉
I like that Comey opened his performance today by calling the President a liar. No comity from Comey… 🙂 the presidunce likes to talk shit….now he may have to eat some
Presidunce. Me likely! 😆