Some interesting conspiracy theories floating around the twitterverse today following Trump’s ditching of a scheduled visit to WWI War memorial due to “rain”and his subsequent late arrival to a World Leader dinner hosted by Macron, while simultaneously being silent on twitter. In total something like 5-6 hours of missing time from scheduled events of no small import has lead some people to wonder…
…that maybe Mueller indictments have arrived. One inside person is even wondering if the Fox News silence on Twitter has to do with a gag order as the twitter silence strangely coincides with a Rupert Murdoch meeting with Mitch McConnell in an otherwise empty capitol.
Which is really interesting and fun! But come on, Fox social media wouldn’t go entirely dark. They might be directed not to post on particular topics. I would understand that. The “retribution for the treatment of poor old Tucker,” I posted yesterday, is the most plausible story, but that has not been confirmed by Fox.
I don’t know if we’ll ever know why Murdoch is visiting McConnell at such an unusual time after the elections and while Congress is out of session. What I would postulate with very limited knowledge, is perhaps conspiracy theory #2 could actually be correct.
With Flake making his intentions known about protecting special counsel, and with Susan Collins making a similar statement:
Perhaps it’s time for Mitch to let Murdoch know, maybe you want to get in front of this over on the propaganda channel so you don’t look like a bunch of fools for what is about to happen.
Could some indictments have come down? Maybe.
What seems more likely is maybe the GOP is getting closer to stabbing the goose that laid the golden Tax Reform. Maybe it’s time to start reining in the crazy man. It could be.
In Trump’s world, whatever the hell just happened over at the Justice Dept. is a long gone memory. That shit already happened, who cares. If Trump doesn’t see something in front of his bloodshot eyes, it doesn’t exist. Unfortunately for him, there are people capable of reason and capable of concern back in Washington and maybe those people gave Trump a call over in France while he was trying to enjoy his military parades and meeting with the world’s most accomplished dictators, and those people let him know, “We’re going to have to change things around a bit when you come back Donny.”
We may never know what happened to Trump’s missing time, why Mitch met Rupert at such a strange time, or why Fox went silent on twitter. All three answers could be benign. I do like the idea of GOP Senators pulling an Et tu Brute on the twitterer-in-chief. It’s a lovely image.
Of course protecting Mueller wouldn’t be a giant fracture in the subservience of Congress to Trump, but it would drive him crazy. Let’s see what they do when Congress is back in session.