How do you know that even the most devoted Trump defenders are running out of valid arguments to use as a defense of the blatantly indefensible actions of both the president and his advisers? When they agree to go on cable news and then have an on-air spasm of such massive ignorance that even the host is almost unable to contain her laughter.
Such was the case on CNN Tuesday morning when former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu was interviewed by Alisyn Camerota. The host asked Sununu what he thought about Jared Kushner meeting with a Russian banker and the Russian ambassador to set up a back-channel line of communication. To that, Sununu replied:
“I don’t think there is anything there. So you’re implying — you’re implying — because during the ten weeks [of the presidential transition] everybody is trying to meet the administration. Everybody who is involved in business. Everybody who is involved in politics. I can’t tell you how many people tried to meet with me between the time I was named chief of staff.”
Camerota’s follow-up question was the one that tripped up Sununu: Did you ever meet with the head of a Russian bank when you were chief of staff for George H.W. Bush? Sununu responded:
“No, but I had breakfast with the vice president at the Russian embassy, and a lot of folks there started talking to me!”
The ridiculous analogy made Camerota snicker. She then asked:
“Would you have carved out time to meet with a Russian banker with ties to Vladimir Putin if he asked?”
“I’m not even sure what would have happened. First of all, Putin wasn’t there. Look, you’re asking hypotheticals on hypotheticals.”
As she ended the interview, Camerota, who was visibly trying to hold back bursting out laughing, told Sununu:
“We appreciate your perspective that there is nothing to see here, and that the investigation is, I don’t know, silly.”
Yep, nothing to see here except several instances of potential treason and espionage. Other than that, not a thing to see.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org