With Mattis gone thanks to this sequence of events, and Kelly to a degree as well, his influence will increase. If he doesn’t get hobbled because he fails to be obsequious enough at some point.
It’s the incoherence that bugs me. I don’t have a handle on the right moves to make, but reverse engineering policy and planning from the unpredictable outbursts of a lazy and cavalier CIC seems obviously problematic.
Manafort’s lawyers stuffed up their redactions and inadvertently revealed elements of the accusations against him that weren’t previously public - among other things that he lied about sharing polling data and discussing a Ukrainian peace plan with Konstantin Kiliminik, someone considered to be connected to Russian intelligence services.
You can carry on in your usual way BSd however that was a good speech, regardless of whether there were lies in there or not or you agree with it or not. As a PR exercise he has just shored up a lot of votes with that speech.
They will pick it apart, but the PR will have worked and no amount of media take down afterwards will change that.
And someone should tell Acosta he isn’t winning his war with Trump.
Ah, well given one of the things Hitler is seen as is that he was a great orator, I’d have said that most of Hitler’s speeches would be defined as “good”, where good is how effective they are with respect to his target audience.