My God, it’s a perpetual clown show.
From Ambassador Bill Taylor’s deposition [pdf] before the House Intelligence Committee in the matter of the impeachment investigation of Donald Trump (r):
THE CHAIRMAN: And you go on jn that paragraph to say: “My understanding was that the Secretaries of Defense and State, the CIA Director, and the National Security Advisor sought a joint meeting with the Presjdent to convince him to release the hold, but such a meeting was hard to schedule.” What do you deduce from that, that our alIy is fighting with the Russians, but all of these agencies that support this can’t get a meeting with the President to discuss it?
AMBASSADOR TAYLOR: It turns out, Mr. Chairman, that those principals, as we call them, were on different trips at different times. I think this was also about the time of the Greenland question, about purchasing Greenland, which took up a 1ot of energy in the NSC.
THE CHAIRMAN: Okay. That’s disturbing for a whole different reason.
AMBASSADOR TAYLOR: Different story. Different story.[….]
“…a transnational crime syndicate masquerading as a government…”