WHOA you just met a diplomat at a party with a ton of other diplomats! Why...this must be a sinister plot! Why in the fuck does meeting the Russian Ambassador at a formal party at the French Ambassador's residence (with whom he is acquainted) "feel a little bit creepy"? Oh wait - it doesn't and Molly is laying it on thick - like Nutella thick to justify the very thin premise of the article. Moving onward...
So she says that Sergey Kislyak is reputed to be an intel operative. Ok - all ambassadors are to some extent. I'm not sure what her point is here except to stoke unnecessary fears and undermine Trump's credibility by alleged association. Very thin - but also laden with propaganda, assumptions and lacking in the truth as to Trump.
So no conclusive evidence of wrongdoing - back in January - and yet to day we still have reporters banging on that very very dead horse.
A suspect of what? You should know when meeting an ambassador that they are always looking for something in their own nation's interest. Are you stupid? No - Molly Ball is one of those dangerous people playing on general public ignorance. You know how I know?
Well, here's Kislyak at Trump's address to Congress where he sat on the Democratic side of the aisle. Also a tweet from Brit Hume who has seen other senators (in this case Democrat Diane Feinstein) have lunch with him.
This is normal for senators who have their jobs to write legislation to support treaties they have signed and to engage in foreign relations. Sen. Feinstein isn't some Pro-Russian collaborator or useful idiot any more than Jeff Sessions, Flynn or Trump are. It is all McCarthy-esque horseshit.
So...what else does Molly Ball have to say on this?
Well no shit sherlock. Yes attractive Israeli women from an embassy are spies! Holy shit...are we sure anyone receives training? Why yes people get paid to put out propaganda all the time. In fact the CIA had a whole domestic operation about that. There are journalists who say that it continues today - just more under-the-table. And with all the leaks in the press from unnamed sources - releasing not much more than rank speculation and vague hints - yeah I'm sure it does and right now Molly Ball (love the name btw) is basically all in. More shit to follow for a page or so...and we get to the end with a wrap up on the initial story to which by now the reader has likely forgotten...
So Trevor is an idiot - strikes up a meaningless conversation with Kislyak only for Kislyak to show him what sop he is. And the guy acts like he was just being polite not talking about the election. What a self important turd. You made a dumb statement *hurr durr Rusia's cold right hurrrrr* and Kislyak pointed out your little error. You thought you were being cute - only to show Kislyak that you're a moron not worth his time.
Well I suppose Trevor is more dangerous to himself than anyone else. The good news is that I doubt Kislyak will have him on the list of people to target. He's too stupid to be useful. Thanks Molly. Bang. Up. Job.