It’s been a messy week on the world stage, and it’s also been a messy week in the White House. Following the initial Bannon-is-out news, the Bannon-is-really-out news kept getting more interesting. The drama peaked with the weirdest, jaw dropping remarks by the President two days ago that left the Chief Strategist hung out to dry in the much discussed Kushner-Bannon-Priebus war of White House worlds. The drama distracted from the seriously concerning news about deeper Russia-Trump connections, and they were numerous this week. We learned that Jared Kushner fudged his security clearance disclosure forms, that dismissed NSA Gen. Flynn will not receive immunity for testifying before Congress, that Trump campaign aide Carter Page was the subject of a FISA surveillance court warrant, and that Paul Manafort lied about his work for Ukrainian Russophiles. Phew, that’s a lot. And we’re not done observing the mess. It’s no small victory that one of the last Gen. Flynn hold outs on the National Security Council, KT McFarland, is likely being sent to Singapore. But it was Press Secretary Sean Spicer who put the cherry on this disaster-sundae with his absolutely unbelievable gaffe. Not a good week.  

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