I'm beginning to smell a rat here:
U.S. authorities are investigating a threatening letter sent to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's sister, a federal appeals court judge in Philadelphia....
....and his replacement pick for Merrick Garland for the SCOTUS....
....according to NBC News.
Maryanne Trump Barry, seventy-eight, received the letter on Friday, the network's Philadelphia affiliate said in a report late on Sunday, citing a source familiar with the investigation.....
The FBI and the U.S. Secret Service are investigating the letter to Trump's sister. The source told NBC that letter did not contain any white powder but did have the same threatening message that demands Trump drop his bid to be the Republican presidential nominee.
A threatening letter to Trump's son and a threatening letter to Trump's sister. On the same day. Quite possibly from the same Manhattan return address. Right when Trump is trying to bully the #NeverTrump majority of the Republican Party into knuckling under and unconditionally surrendering to his hostile takeover. Hmmmmm....
Might The Donald's campaign be staging its own besieging by "eeeeevil 'establishment' terrorists" in order to buffalo up grassroots sympathy in #NeverTrump ranks? Sew a "He's an SOB, but he's our SOB" sentiment using the loathsomeness of the Far Left as a rallying tool?
Think about it, folks: What possible reason does the Left have to try and force Trump out of the race when he's trailing Hillary Clinton in Utah? And who in their right mind would think the somnolent GOP "establishment" capable of literally fighting for anything?
My conclusion? Trump is sending these "threatening" letters himself. Anything he does attracts a tsunami of media attention, and this gambit would presumably yield him a ton of public sympathy and concern. That's a way more effective means of effecting ranks-closing than Sam F'ing Clovis, wouldn't you say?
Meanwhile, Trump's campaign manager beat up another protester at a rally in Tuscon, Arizona....:
Donald Trump's campaign manager appeared to grab a protester by his collar during a rally Saturday in an incident captured on video.
Multiple videos, including CNN's footage, show campaign manager Corey Lewandowski reaching for the man's collar as a member of Trump's security detail also grabs him from behind.
....and the Trump campaign again brazenly lied like a rug about it:
"Corey Lewandowski was speaking with a protester at today's rally in Tucson, Arizona when the individual he was speaking with was pulled from behind by the man to Lewandowski's left," Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in response to a CNN inquiry, referring to a member of Trump's private security detail.
"The video clearly shows the protester reacting to the man who pulled him, not to Mr. Lewandowski," Hicks said, adding that Trump "does not condone violence at his rallies, which are private events paid for by the campaign."
Trump on Sunday called Lewandowski's involvement in ejecting protesters "spirited." [emphasis added]
Yeah, just tons and tons of public "sympathy".
And Reince Preibus continues working on his major-league ulcer:
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday campaign officials should avoid "getting involved in confrontations."
"Getting involved is not the answer. I think you leave these things up to the professionals. You've got professional police; you've got Secret Service," Priebus told CNN's Dana Bash on State Of The Union.
I sure don't envy Chairman Priebus his job description, do you?
And no, Lieutenant Colonel Schlichter, Trumpmania is not the "establishment's" fault. Try taking responsibility for your own horrifying mistakes.