This is driving me insane:
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has questioned Sam Clovis, co-chairman of President Donald Trump’s election campaign, to determine if Trump or top aides knew of the extent of the campaign team’s contacts with Russia, two sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday.
The focus of the questions put to Clovis by Mueller’s team has not been previously reported.
“The ultimate question Mueller is after is whether candidate Trump and then President-elect Trump knew of the discussions going on with Russia, and who approved or even directed them,” said one source. “That is still just a question.”
Clovis testified in late October before the grand jury in Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He is also cooperating with the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating the same issues.
FFS, they are not trying to figure out if Trump knew, because of course he fucking did. Trump is an addle-brained narcissist who surrounds himself with yes-men and suckups. He’s the living embodiment of every movie scene of a boardroom where a boss looks around the table asking his employees “what do you have for me.” And you know damned well that every damned member of his team was climbing all over each other to be the one with the juiciest tibit of news that will flatter “teh Donald” and ingratiate themselves.
Papadopoulos is apparently upset because his blind loyalty to Trump is not being returned (I didn’t say these guys were smart, I said they were suckups), and the perfect example of everyone of these guys. Have you forgotten about Scaramucci? So all these guys were blurting this shit out, leaving folks like Session, who knew what they were doing was illegal, having to say things like “I don’t remember/I don’t recall/I don’t know” like an evil Rainman who still manages to perjure himself.
So OF FUCKING COURSE Trump, Pence, Jared, and the whole god damned lot of them knew. What Mueller is trying to do is to prove it.