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Sat Mar 25, 2017, 09:06 AM

8. Found some interesting food for thought here:



John Schindler says he understands why Trump's team wants to ice his long-time colleague.

"If I was Trump, I'd want to distance myself as far away as possible from Paul Manafort," Schindler told me on Day 6.

Schindler is a former analyst at the National Security Agency and a former professor at the Naval War College. He regularly shares chatter he hears from the intelligence community on social media, and writes regularly for The Observer.


Schindler thinks Manafort may be looking for protection. We spoke moments after Devin Nunes, the House intelligence chairman unexpectedly announced Manafort has volunteered to testify before the committee.
"Paul Manafort is afraid of getting some polonium tea," Schindler says, referring to the poisoning of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko by Russian agents.
"It's been a bad week for Paul Manafort," Schindler says. "He wants to do a deal, which is probably wise."


"Trump, by inclination, doubles down, triples down, quintuples down at every opportunity. "
"If, however, not just people around him, but the president himself is facing possible indictment down the road, that could be a game changer. He could be removed from office for that, whether he wants to be or not."
"But Paul Manafort wanting to testify indicates he knows that he's facing some very serious federal charges and wants to clear the air. It tells me that Trump's whole defense is one member of his inner circle away from turning state's evidence and spilling some beans and it starts to be all over."
"We're not there yet," Schindler says. "But I think that day's coming."

I visit Schindler's Twitter page frequently. Most interesting reading there.

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