* Before we get to the rest of the day’s news, here is the increasingly obligatory evening bombshell – this time from the Washington Post:
President Trump asked two of the nation’s top intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between his campaign and the Russian government, according to current and former officials.
Trump made separate appeals to the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and to Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, urging them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election…
Trump sought the assistance of Coats and Rogers after FBI Director James B. Comey told the House Intelligence Committee on March 20 that the FBI was investigating “the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government and whether there was any coordination between the campaign and Russia’s efforts.”
* A few weeks ago Trump said this about peace between Israelis and Palestinians:
It’s … something that I think is frankly maybe not as difficult as people have thought over the years.
* Today, in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Netanyahu, he flipped:
I’ve heard it’s one of the toughest deals of all, but I have a feeling that we’re going the get there eventually.”
* Here’s how the New York Times reported on his message today:
President Trump began a two-day visit to Israel on Monday with a blunt assessment for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: If Israel really wants peace with its Arab neighbors, the cost will be resolving the generations-old standoff with the Palestinians.
Ya think? Gotta wonder why no one ever thought of that before, don’t ya?
Sometimes I wonder whether it is more worrisome when this president knows nothing, or when he knows just enough to be dangerous.