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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Politoco headline: "Graham troubled by report of Trump’s role in son’s Russia meeting response."

This link. I went into reading it thinking it was going to be Billy. A leading quote:

[...] Graham said Tuesday that reports that President Donald Trump personally dictated his son’s misleading statement regarding a meeting last summer with a Russian attorney “bothers me a lot,” as do the president’s regular requests that the Senate do away with the legislative filibuster, a non-starter according to the South Carolina lawmaker.

Still, Graham (R-S.C.) indicated that the possibility still existed for Trump’s presidency to “still be very consequential” if the president is able to refocus on healthcare and other legislative priorities.

"Still" three times in the same sentence? Politico must have been hot to post the story ahead of WaPo and others.

Alternatively, perhaps staff contraction got rid of proofreaders.

UPDATE: The Hill, online here:

The president’s attorney, Jay Sekulow, refused to speak about details regarding Trump’s involvement with the statement.

“Apart from being of no consequence, the characterizations are misinformed, inaccurate, and not pertinent,” Sekulow said in his statement to The Post.

The lawyer could have made that a tweet, but perhaps did not have character-counting software on his workstation. One of those lawyerly triads, "misinformed, inaccurate, not pertinent," where we can recall how "life, liberty and happiness" was an appropriation, by a lawyer in his writing, from John Locke's "life, liberty and property," which actually expresses more clearly what America seems to be about, at least in our times and probably as much or more so, in Jefferson's.

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