After revelations of Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer over supposed intel on Hillary Clinton, there have been growing shouts of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Now, Senators on the intelligence committee are calling for interviews with young Trump.
Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat from Indiana, said of the new Trump Jr. emails,
“[This is] the first time that the public has seen clear evidence of senior-level members of the Trump campaign meeting with Russians to try to obtain information that might hurt the campaign of Hillary Clinton.”
It’s not just Democrats calling for further investigations. Sen. Susan Collins, a Republican from Maine, also wants to talk to Trump Jr.,
“Our intelligence committee needs to interview him and others who attended the meeting,”
Many politicians and political analysts are calling this meeting between Trump Jr. and Natalia Veselnitskaya a blatant act of collusion with a foreign government.
In that case, the question would not be whether or not there was a crime committed, but to what degree Trump Jr. broke the law.
Supporters of Mr. Trump and those in his inner circle have argued that getting opposition intel on your opponent is par for the course in a tense and competitive election.
Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s trusty mouthpiece, went on Sean Hannity (another trusty Trump mouthpiece) and used cue cards to demonstrate… something.
This just happened on Hannity….. pic.twitter.com/nOYn7Th2aL
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) July 13, 2017
For those who don’t have the stomach to watch, here’s a transcript of Conway holding up a cue card with the words “Conclusion?” and then “Collusion” crossed out with red marker,
“This is to help all the people at home. What’s the conclusion? Collusion? No. We don’t have that yet.”
As Hannity yucked it up in the background, Conway went on, this time with an “Illusion” and “Delusion” card,
“I see illusion and delusion. So just so we’re clear, everyone. Four words. Conclusion? Collusion, no. Illusion, delusion, yes. I just thought we’d have some fun with words. A Sesame [Street] Grover’s word of the day, perhaps, Sean.”
I just feel bad for comedy writers.
How can you make fun of the Trump administration when it’s already such a parody of itself?
The good people of Twitter still tried their best to mock Kellyanne’s ridiculous props.
The good and wholesome Love Actually meme
I am so so sorry everyone pic.twitter.com/jLjENz2c1O
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 13, 2017
WHAT ABOUT THE PEE TAPE?
I think Kellyanne Conway is trying to tell us something. pic.twitter.com/u4ydrOdFcz
— Florida Man (@_FloridaMan) July 13, 2017
It did seem familiar…
Why does Kellyanne Conway with her flash cards on Fox News seem so familiar? Can't quite put my finger on it, give me a minute… pic.twitter.com/XjdiU0k3rj
— Maxime Bourdeau (@MaximeBourdeau) July 13, 2017
Kellyanne getting Crying Jordan’d was inevitable
— Collusion Oatmeal (@nightoatmeal) July 13, 2017
She’s just a prop comedian now
Apologies to the humorless. Kellyanne Conway Uses Visual Aids to Challenge Russia Collusion Narrative | Mediaite https://t.co/BPSTceybxS
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) July 13, 2017
This would all be so hilarious if, you know, the fate of the free world wasn’t being determined by these people.
Shit is bleak, but at least we have the memes.