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The Full Nixon

The BBC provides a rundown on A legal ‘dream team’ looking at Trump. Mueller has been getting the best people he knows to looks at the evidence that has been and continues to be gathered on the role of the Russians in the 2016 election. He has a formidable team of people who would make anyone nervous.

There are hints that Trump is considering firing Mueller, but a similar action by Richard Nixon was the beginning of the end of Nixon’s Presidency.

Today Jefferson Beauregard Sessions complained about the implication that the Trump campaign was colluding with the Russians, while avoiding answering questions about his interactions with Russian officials while a member of the Trump transition team.

OTOH, this mess does provide material for snarky commercials and I Can Has Cheezburger.


1 Badtux { 06.14.17 at 12:39 am }

Smirnoff Vodka is actually made by a British company, the same company that makes Guiness beer actually, after passing through numerous hands in the meantime. Vladimir Smirnov never made any in the United States, he licensed the “Smirnoff” brand to a Russian immigrant who then was forced to sell it to an Anglo, and I have no idea what happened to Vlad, other than that he likely didn’t survive WW2 since he was in Poland in the 1930’s when he licensed the brand. If you have more info about what happened to poor Vlad, I’d be interested in hearing about it.

Sessions claims he can’t remember meeting the Russian ambassador. A lot of that going around. Heh.

– Badtux the Easily Amused Penguin

2 Bryan { 06.14.17 at 8:58 pm }

While it is clear that Vladimir Petrovich Smirnov left Russia and went to Istanbul. It isn’t clear that he was the Vladimir Smirnov who went to the city of Lviv/Lvov/Lemberg that is currently in the Ukraine, but has also been German, Polish, or Russian at various times. Another Vladimir Smirnov went to France and changed the name to the French spelling “Smirnoff”. It is known that the US Smirnoff vodka was originally made by a grain buyer for the original Russian Smirnov’s who received a license from V.P. Smirnov.

After the fall of the Soviet Union another Smirnov family member began making vodka in Russia, and there were a number of law suits. Currently the European ‘Smirnoff’ is the brand sold outside of Russia, but Smirnov is what you’ll get inside.

Well after you meet so many they all look alike…