While Donald Trump continues to build a kleptocracy by blatantly installing his family members into his administration and then tasking them with a dizzying array of responsibilities whenever they’re not too busy turning his “blind trust” into whatever the exact opposite of a blind trust is (a piggy bank that shits gold coins every time you cripple democracy?) Roger Stone, Trump’s longtime friend, mentor, and batshit crazy uncle type person, has apparently decided his new job going forward is to protect Steve Bannon from that kleptocracy. Specifically Jared Kushner who Stone accused on InfoWars of leaking negative reports to Joe Scarborough? Your guess is literally as good as mine. Via The Daily Beast:
“Jared Kushner, perhaps the one presidential aide who cannot be fired, is now in regular text message communications with Joe Scarborough,” Stone claimed. “Many of the anti-Steve Bannon stories that you see, the themes that you see on Morning Joe, are being dictated by Kushner. And while Mr. Kushner’s plate is very full with Middle Eastern peace and the China visit, and so on, in this case I think he is disserving the president.”
Keep in mind, Roger Stone — like the president — is also under investigation by the FBI for having alleged ties to Russia after he stupidly bragged during an unhinged Twitter rant last month about having back channel communications with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange about the DNC email hacks. Then again, in case I haven’t mentioned it, Roger Stone is a fucking lunatic. So the accusations against Jared Kushner could just as easily be another distraction after the Susan Rice unmasking horseshit died on the table, or the voice in Roger Stone’s cereal told him these are the magic words to unlock Narnia. It’s a coin toss.
Except the most incredible part of this circus of insanity is how Alex Jones reacted to Stone’s accusations:
Jones responded that he didn’t want to “run Jared down” because he “looks like a smart guy, good looking guy.” But he was adamant that, in his mind, leaking to Scarborough was a bad idea.
Just so we’re all clear, that was Alex Jones — the same Alex Jones who has absolutely no problem telling the Sandy Hook parents that their children aren’t real and didn’t die in a horrific school shooting because it was all a government conspiracy — having a hard time believing that Jared Kushner might sometimes text someone who assisted his father-in-law’s campaign. Jesus Christ. Hillary Clinton running a pedophile sex ring out of a pizza shop? Sure, let’s look into that forever. Some guy texting another guy he knows? Nah, I don’t know. (Never listen to InfoWars.)
The key takeaway here is that Donald Trump’s legacy will be successfully turning the United States government into a swirling shit show of unparalleled grift and corruption because he 100% did not hire the “best people,” but instead, built an administration out of sycophants and psychopaths who couldn’t even make it 90 days without going Game of Thrones on each other. It’d almost be hilarious if lives weren’t being irreparably crushed in the process, but hey, at least we’re all “energized,” according to Susan Sarandon, who’ll never get hit by a drone strike, deported by ICE agents, or lose medical coverage because Paul Ryan had a dream in college where the middle class got cancer and went bankrupt, but rich people were all like, “Damn, look at how low my taxes are!”
(For the record, if you ever have a dream like that, it means you’re a serial killer. I don’t have a degree in psychology, but trust me. You crave flesh.)
In the meantime, here’s Roger Stone on last Friday’s Real Time With Bill Maher in case you were curious what it’d be like if a Batman villain from the 60s were somehow politically relevant today.