Trump's denial of knowing Papadopoulos is highly implausible

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"President Trump on Tuesday belittled George Papadopoulos, the former foreign policy adviser who tried to broker connections between Trump campaign and Russian officials, as a “young, low level volunteer” as he sought to distance himself and his campaign from the special counsel's investigation." [Philip Rucker, The Washington Post]

 

With a name like a curator at the Acropolis,

Is the curious character, George Papadopoulos.

Trump has called, in reply,

Him an "excellent guy",

But today he's a face in a crowded metropolis.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • I thought he was referring to my insurance agent, Apostolakis. I had to look it up on my insurance card.

    Technically, Trump has a point. After Blago was convicted at the first trial, the first question on cross-examination at the second trial was "you are a convicted liar, aren't you?" The difference, though, is that Papadopoulos is undoubtedly squealing to Mueller, and the orange potential defendant knows it.

    On a related note, on my trip to the fitness center with 12 TVs yesterday, while other channels had something about the indictments, the banner on FNC was "HILLARY ATTACKS FOX NEWS--AGAIN." "HILLARY: FOX NEWS THINKS I'M IN THE WH." Maybe it had something to do with Hillary's book tour in Chicago yesterday (on Channel 7 on the adjoining TV), but I guess one isn't paranoid if someone is justifiably on your back.

  • In reply to jack:

    Speaking of confusing Greek names, when I heard the name of George Papadopoulus I was sure I remembered that name for a Greek Prime Minister, so I looked it up. Indeed, Georgios Papadopoulus was (per Wikipedia) "head of the military coup d'état that took place in Greece on 21 April 1967, and leader of the junta that ruled the country from 1967 to 1974. He held his dictatorial power until 1973, when he was himself overthrown by his co-conspirator."

    Could this be a relative of Colonel Papadopoulus trying to help someone else take over dictatorial powers?

  • In reply to jnorto:

    I don't know. I still haven't sorted out a debate I had with a Greek immigrant in Florida on whether either Chicago Greek food or Tarpon Springs Greed food was actually Greek food.

    I know that food in Greece, N.Y. isn't.

    The only thing I have on this Greek is that he might have gone to school with Merrick Garland, except he is 35 years too young.

  • In reply to jnorto:

    Oh my. Good catch, jnorto!

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Thank you. Sometimes the memories of the elderly work correctly.

  • Another possible rhyme: Mike Pence doesn't know where's Indianapolis.

  • Well done once again, my friend!. Is there anything you can't rhyme? (Just a lead for a non-political day, if there ever is one again.)

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