By Blue Bronc, a Trail Mix Contributor
I decided to watch some republican lite MSNBC. I combined that with a bit of a read of the political section of WashPo, and a bit of online news sites. There is so much happening that it is hard to separate major focal points and links between.
I think a reporter would be good to create silos (not my favorite model) of the corruption, the actors involved and the links if any between them. Generally silos are considered to prevent organizations from sharing data and creating inefficiencies. But, under the deliberate chaos of the simpleton administration the various actions are combined like a pile of spaghetti causing all to lose track of what is going on. By breaking out the various crimes, actions and actors we have a clear view of all of the individual issues.
Looking at the guy and his government shutdown as one silo, the actors are WH players, McConnell and Speaker Pelosi. The silo contains national and international economies; federal employees, contractors, and local businesses (eateries, fuel stations, trains, clothes cleaners etc); federal agencies. What does it link to? Mueller, yes if his investigation runs out of money. Maybe contracts to something about border security.
But overall there are few solid links to anything beyond the WH and Congress because the shutdown was an isolated action. Beginning and ending the shutdown does not change what the Russians have done or are doing. It does not affect court cases such as the Cohen’s.
Another silo could be money laundering by Trump Jr. Another would be emoluments cases by the illegitimate president. There are many other actions which if separated from the scrum we would see them and who is involved.