My Life

This Is … Unexpected

In which I become an conspiracy theorist.

I feel like a complete tinfoil freak right now but I’m starting to think my ‘Trump will stay in Saudi Arabia’ theory has legs.

I’m probably about to lose ALL my followers, but I did warn you this was my personal site where I talk about whatever. So okay. Hear me out.

Yesterday I said, half-jokingly, that Trump wasn’t going to come back from his trip. I said this because his first stop is Saudi Arabia. The US does not have an extradition treaty with Saudi Arabia.

Now I wasn’t really serious I was just making fun of the depressing state of affairs. But. Also yesterday, it was announced that Jared Kushner got special dispensation from a rabbi to travel on Shabbat. While I don’t think he’s the most observant sort of Jew out there, this is still a ‘thing’ for many people. However it did make everyone wonder why he had to fly out with Trump.

The argument was that he had to be there to help broker peace between Israel and Palestine. According to Newsweek, the plan isn’t to meet with those officials until Tuesday. So even if Kushner flew out on Sunday, the worst that happens is he misses a 15 minute trip to the Holocaust memorial planned on Monday. Trump already canceled his trip to Masada.

Today, after everyone got on the plane and flew off, The Failing New York Times and the Washington Post started joking around on Twitter. NYT posted that one of their people got a subscription for the Post, and the Post sent a Mulder/Scully meme back:

Just in case that gets deleted, here’s a screenshot:

A copy of the tweets mentioned above

That’s probably nothing, and we all laughed.

And then the shoes dropped.

  1. There’s a PoI in the Russian Investigation (Washington Post)
  2. Trump told Russia that firing “nut job” Comey relieved “great pressure” (NYT)
  3. The White House lawyers are researching impeachment (CNN)

That PoI?

Jared Kushner.

Who is right now on a plane with Trump headed to Saudi Arabia.

Where we do not have an extradition agreement.

And Comey just announced he was going to testify in open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee. If that isn’t an oxymoron, I don’t know what is…

But I think I just became a conspiracy theorist.

The only thing I think makes this implausible is that Melania is with him. Barron is not.