If this were a movie about the implosion of a fictional villain, it might be fun to watch. Instead we’re watching the demise of a very real villain who committed treason against the United States by stealing the White House, who is in the process of being taken down partly by the sheer cartoonish ineptness of himself and his henchmen. Donald Trump’s goons are now eating each other alive even more quickly than Robert Mueller can get to them.
One need look no further than former longtime Trump adviser Sam Nunberg’s self immolation on three different television networks yesterday, as he began by trying to explain why he was willing to go to prison to protect Roger Stone, and ended by essentially incriminating Stone instead, all while raising serious questions about his mental stability. Somewhere in there, Nunberg also incriminated Donald Trump and Carter Page, seemingly just for the heck of it.
By the time the day was over, Nunberg and Sarah Huckabee Sanders were in a flame war against each other, with personal insults flying. Then came the part in which Nunberg revealed his obsession with Carter Page. Nunberg told MSNBC’s Ari Melber that he would probably cooperate with Robert Mueller’s grand jury subpoena after all, before quickly changing his mind and demanding that Carter Page be left off the subpoena. What was the rationale for Nunberg’s oddly specific demand? He claims that he and Page have never spoken.
Wait, that’s not how this works. If Sam Nunberg truly has never spoken or interacted with Carter Page, then he can just tell Robert Mueller as much, without needing the subpoena to be altered. Instead, Nunberg seemed to give away that for some reason he’s really, really worried about having to turn over his communications with Page. Why? No one knows. But Trump’s cannibal advisers are now eating each other with a feverish new intensity. Thanks for Palmer Report reader @zizibella for the inspiration for this article’s title.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report