Dateline and timeline: early “Florence Friday” evening Wake Forest, North Carolina. Thus far the effects of the hurricane haven’t been too bad in the Raleigh area. I experienced tolerable wind and rain along with a brownout late this morning and a complete power outage fifteen minutes in duration earlier this evening. I’m fortunate!
Midday today the surprising news of Paul Manafort’s cooperation agreement with Robert Mueller broke. As early as this morning I was holding fast to my prediction that Manafort wouldn’t flip. I felt he feared the Russian mob more than jail time. On top of that there was always the chance of a Trump pardon. It certainly appears I read that one incorrectly. All that said my overriding wish is that he is provided with outstanding security. Continue reading Midwest John Portends New York City Don