This is an interesting story that, among other things, discusses the Trump administration with a typical lack of gratitude looking into assassinating Julian Assange. You might wonder how the libertarian SubStacker who is both a huge fan of Assange and someone who has spent five years asserting that Trump was the candidate dovish civil libertarians should support is coping with this. The answer is some truly hilarious shit:
He’s since burned Manning but he’s sticking with Donald even though he no longer has the power to issue pardons! This is what GG actually believes!— Michael Tae Sweeney (@mtsw) September 26, 2021
How does Glenn Greenwald respond to the news that senior Trump officials plotted to assassinate Julian Assange? “The Czar is a good man, he just has bad advisors.” I’d ask him to ponder Brad DeLong’s adage, “The Cossacks work for the Czar.” https://t.co/j6IB1S0zVo— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) September 26, 2021
On its face, this is incredibly dumb. The idea that Mike Pompeo — arguably the most loyal and representative Trump sycophant who isn’t a blood relation — isn’t really MAGA is amazing stuff. Nor is the idea that a whole bunch of anti-MAGA people are somehow ending up in Trump’s cabinet. But if you look at the article it’s not even true on its own terms, as the initiative was coming from Trump himself:
Lol even the very article Glem cites explicitly says that Trump was the one who ordered but he is so pathologically wedded to the Trump Innocent narrative, he has to create some laughable ‘Deep State’ conspiracy. pic.twitter.com/HLzH7w2ad4— Centrism Fan Acct 🔹 (@Wilson__Valdez) September 26, 2021
Hey, if you can pretend to convince yourself that Steve Bannon and Tucker Carlson are “socialists” then arguing that Donald Trump isn’t MAGA shouldn’t be a challenge.