I think it was Suzanne on Facebook (Zanelle as she was known here) who said she watches Rachel Maddow and gets terrified.
Well, ditto. And I wonder why everyone else isn't running around with their hair on fire – you all bald or something?
Two nights ago, w. additions last night, she outlined how Putin has scored mightily in undermining, if not taking over, the American government. Tillerson was buds with Putin, and they have a common interest in getting Russian oil liberated from sanctions, but he was not known to Trump – yet gets appointed Sec. of State. Upon which all ambassadors are fired and the top people in the dept. at home are fired and the dept. is “hollowed out” in her words. Foreign policy appears to be in the hands of T's inner circle and Tillerson not on hand. Except now he's flown off to Asia – and, as a “cost-saving” measure he's not taking any pesky reporters with him.
Piece today in ye olde Salon about how T is placing many many trusties in various govt. departments, his “eyes and ears” and I daresay his (altogether too big) hands.
The whole Russian thing... and the Repubs don't care, cuz they're wallowing in FULL POWER AT LAST and the chance to stomp on the sick and the poor and impose their idiot-ologies, and they're altogether quite happy to go along with Russian style governance cuz, guess what, really quite sympatico ... and the top guys in both systems can loot the world w.o. interference.
Wikileaks, as an arm of Russia, is now undermining the CIA.
Who can we look to to do anything? The media? CNN and MSNBC busy hiring Trump supporters. Hopefully the lyin' WaPo and the failing NYT can make some inroads...
Meanwhile, watching to see if Maddow (and O'Donnell) get disappeared... And maybe Colbert - he's getting quite savage.
P.S. - US troops on the ground in Syria, oh joy.