We have more exciting episodes of Witch Hunt, Loose Lips, and Hate Speech from the Republican’s Incompetence Parade channel!
Yesterday’s episode of Witch Hunt was hosted by Trey Gowdy and featured an interview with guest, former CIA Director John Brennan. You’ll recall that Witch Hunt is a relatively new program to the channel that started with Flynn (now just a recurring character) leaving the show while the President of the United States made excuses for his actions. These interview shows are almost always chock full of surprises. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence heard testimony Tuesday morning from Brennan. Our host, Gowdy, has been doing misdirects in an attempt to keep the audience in suspense. He and various other guest hosts (from the Party, of course) claim the premise of the show is a “witch hunt” while guests come on to present evidence to the contrary. It has elements of classic shows like Perry Mason and Watergate though the hosts and guests still manage enough twists and surprises to keep it fresh.
“I encountered and am aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign that I was concerned about because of known Russian efforts to suborn such individuals,” Brennan said, answering pointed questions from South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy. “And it raised questions in my mind about whether Russia was able to gain the cooperation of those individuals.”
Brennan continued, saying that he doesn’t know whether any collusion actually took place: “But I know that that there was a sufficient basis of information and intelligence that required further investigation by the bureau to determine if U.S. persons were actively conspiring, colluding with Russian officials.”
How’s that for a surprise, folks? We can be pretty sure this isn’t the direction Gowdy intended for the episode.
THIS is the image that now defines Trump's first foreign trip as president. 👇 pic.twitter.com/S6oEJ19zYh
— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) May 24, 2017
On today’s special Vatican episode of Hate Speech, the Pope asked 45 to be a peacemaker. We’ll assume that the Pope isn’t familiar with the program. If he were, he’d know that it’s the channel’s featured show and that the whole premise is following the antics of the Party of Violence and Hatetm. We’re told there was conversation in the show about science and climate change and about accepting refugees (off camera as, of course, these sorts of exchanges tax our host). There was a gift exchange. The Pope gave 45 a small sculptured olive tree and told him through the interpreter that it symbolized peace, “It is my desire that you become an olive tree to construct peace,” the Pope said, speaking in Spanish. 45 gave the Pope a boxed set of five first-edition books by murdered U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. He might have been going for dramatic irony or, then again, I am probably giving our intrepid hero too much credit.
Also, on today’s episode of Loose Lips, our host Donald Trump still can’t keep his chocolate cake hole shut:
Trump blurts another secret to a completely inappropriate recipient https://t.co/UiYbzAxNHU
— David Frum (@davidfrum) May 24, 2017
That Trump-can’t-keep-a-secret storyline is getting old. Or is it just me?
On our next episode of Hate Speech: 45 flies to Brussels to meet Belgium’s king and prime minister and attends meetings with European Union and NATO leaders on Thursday. There have been some fun side programs about NATO leaders preparing to meet with Trump since they know he has a notoriously short attention span, doesn’t read, and possesses little to no knowledge of or interest in foreign affairs.
— fake nick ramsey (@nick_ramsey) May 24, 2017
What could possibly go wrong?
Link: Comic at the top of the article – by Mike Luckovich