There are those Conservative Republicans who ARE laying down markers different from those who are supporting Donald Trump no matter how many lies he and his close buddies shop around….
If Trump does go down in flames?
These people will be standing on the sidelines watching others try to explain how gullible they where….
A conservative magazine is slamming Republicans for showing a lack of scrutiny toward President Trump and his administration over their shifting stories on the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a Russian lawyer and Trump campaign officials.
“Republicans ought to be castigating the president over the Trump Tower meeting, not covering for him,” The Weekly Standard wrote in a searing editorial published Friday.
“Even if they support him more broadly. And what would it cost them? Nothing,” the editorial board wrote. “They could say, ‘While the meeting does not appear to have been illegal, it was unethical and has no place in American politics. Trump and his campaign were wrong to do it and should be ashamed of it.’ You can say that and still support the president, still want to vote for him in 2020, still want The Wall.”
The editorial draws on a number of statements that Trump and his associates have made about a 2016 meeting between his campaign officials and a Russian lawyer promising to offer damaging information on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The Standard’s editorial board notes how, as late as July 2017, the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., insisted that the meeting was about adoptions. That story, however, shifted, according to the board, who said it was “meant to mislead.”….