The Trump Love Podcast

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club number 173 it’s the Trump Love edition of the podcast with your ever so charming hosts, Todd Feinburg radio guy and Mike Stopa nanophysicist!

Today our topics are (1) What gives with Mueller already? What gives with the media blowing up every last gasp of hope that they will finally find the smoking gun to *bring him down*??? Enough already. And (2) IF (IF, IF, IF, IF) kim gives up his nukes, will Sweden allow him into the country to collect his Nobel Peace Prize and, more importantly, what drug will be strong enough for the GOP foreign policy elite #NeverTrumpers?

Our shower thoughts? Yes! Our hidden gem? Peter Gabriel’s Intruder. Enjoy!

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There are 4 comments.

  1. Jeff Hawkins Coolidge

    To me, in your story, you’re assuming Mueller to be honorable. Rosenstein brought him in to interview for his old gig and head FBI and was turned down. Rosenstein then brought him in to investigate the guy who turned him down, who happens to be the guy who iced his protege. Rosenstein also refused to put any parameters on what could and could not be investigated.

    Now Rosenstein is refusing to comply with the people who oversee him.

    It’s either a Trojan Horse or Rosenstein has a misplaced sense that trying to appear so above board he’s beyond reproach will eventually make everyone happy.

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    • May 4, 2018, at 8:08 AM PDT
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  2. Michael Stopa Podcaster

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    To me, in your story, you’re assuming Mueller to be honorable. Rosenstein brought him in to interview for his old gig and head FBI and was turned down. Rosenstein then brought him in to investigate the guy who turned him down, who happens to be the guy who iced his protege. Rosenstein also refused to put any parameters on what could and could not be investigated.

    Now Rosenstein is refusing to comply with the people who oversee him.

    It’s either a Trojan Horse or Rosenstein has a misplaced sense that trying to appear so above board he’s beyond reproach will eventually make everyone happy.

    I guess there are gradations of what constitutes “honorable” and how consciously duplicitous someone is being. I do suppose that Mueller has some internal rationale for the job he is doing…meaning that I don’t think he is baldly scheming to destroy Trump at all costs.

    Rosenstein is hard to read. Some respectable people stand by him.

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    • May 4, 2018, at 12:48 PM PDT
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  3. Todd Feinburg Contributor

    I agree that Mueller may not be behaving honorably, but I find the assumption that he is behaving honorably to be a good equilibrium point for starting a conversation. It’s too easy to assume the worst of people, and doing so might lead us to wrong conclusions, and there’s the problem of deciding just how insidious a character he is if you take that approach. Plus, him not being motivated by other criteria makes it cleaner to sketch out possible outcomes.

    Michael Stopa (View Comment):

    Jeff Hawkins (View Comment):

    To me, in your story, you’re assuming Mueller to be honorable. Rosenstein brought him in to interview for his old gig and head FBI and was turned down. Rosenstein then brought him in to investigate the guy who turned him down, who happens to be the guy who iced his protege. Rosenstein also refused to put any parameters on what could and could not be investigated.

    Now Rosenstein is refusing to comply with the people who oversee him.

    It’s either a Trojan Horse or Rosenstein has a misplaced sense that trying to appear so above board he’s beyond reproach will eventually make everyone happy.

    I guess there are gradations of what constitutes “honorable” and how consciously duplicitous someone is being. I do suppose that Mueller has some internal rationale for the job he is doing…meaning that I don’t think he is baldly scheming to destroy Trump at all costs.

    Rosenstein is hard to read. Some respectable people stand by him.

     

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    • May 5, 2018, at 7:50 AM PDT
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  4. Richard Easton Member

    Sorry but you’re being way too kind to HRC. What she did with the server was illegal and was a huge security breach (John Walker or Robert Hanssen level). She may well have gotten Amb. Stevens killed by possibly giving away his travel schedule. The average citizen would be in jail for s long time for doing what she did. And the Clinton Global Initiative is dirty too. We’re talking fraud and extortion on 100s of millions or even billions of dollars.

    • #4
    • May 6, 2018, at 3:29 PM PDT
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