The cover up belongs not to Trump, but to the Democrats and Clinton in particular:
John Solomon lays it all out here. Here’s your Russian Collusion:
Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.
They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.
That is if you believe colluded means that she accepted without a qualm the endorsement of foreign governments. Ann Althouse explains here, with Hillary’s quote:
But one argument that I am uniquely qualified to bring, because of my service as Secretary of State is what his presidency would mean to our country and our standing in the world. I am already receiving messages from leaders — I’m having foreign leaders ask if they can endorse me to stop Donald Trump.
There is a lot we might say about this interview. Bannon is excellent and most thoughtful. Charlie Rose is clearly out of his league. Rose parrots the establishment/limosene liberal line and Bannon pushes back. Not too many people know how to do it, or have the talent to go on a main stream show, and completely defeat the liberal host.
The 60 Minutes video: https://www.cbsnews.com/embed/videos/steve-bannon/
Ben Domenech at the Federalist was back yesterday elaborating on his excellent thesis that Trump has pivoted to the Democrats because the congressional leadership is just as feckless as Obama was as president.
We ought not be surprised. Trump has been signaling he would do so (it’s a link to the WaPo, so just know it is a fake story overall, but notes the Trump admin said as far back as March, they might work with Dems if Republicans cannot pass legislation. The rest of the story is pure WaPo slop).
The problem with McConnell and Ryan is not that they are insufficiently ideological. It’s that they represent a party to which the president of their party (technically) does not belong, a theory of government that he explicitly ran against. There is no mandate for the “Better Way” agenda. There is no mandate for McConnell’s agenda – whatever that is. There is a mandate for something like Trump’s agenda – or big pieces of it. And he’s flexible about which pieces.
Congressional leadership thinks if they and Trump disagree, clearly Trump should give way and follow their lead. But why? He beat them, and they couldn’t beat him. The party didn’t go for any of the other candidates because they wanted him. Yet since his inauguration congressional Republicans have acted like they have an equal seat at the table. They don’t have that, and they don’t deserve it. And Trump should stop pretending they do.
It is more likely that Trump peels off the remainder of the Democrat base, making them Republicans. Trump will pivot in hopes he can get the Congressional leadership to play ball. If they don’t, then they will have to explain come 2018 why they are still unable to do anything.