If he was a "coffee boy" during the 2016 Presidential campaign, he must have been a "super" bistro in a Superman's suit. Only a super bistro could have managed to sit in on key campaign strategy meetings, meet with Russian officials, and arrange for the release of key information on Hillary Clinton's emails. The truth of the matter is that there is no Superman's suit, no "super" bistro, and no glorified coffee boy. In fact, there was a young man, George Papadopoulos, who was a key, 'high ranking" volunteer on the Trump campaign team. Donald Trump, who was referred to by Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, (D-Fla.) as "a sick man," recruited Papadopoulos as an "oil expert" and because of his ability to negotiate, interact and make deals with Russians, including spies doing espionage for Vladimir Putin.

One can only surmise that perhaps Trump's ultimate goal in hiring Papadopoulos as a volunteer was to create upheaval within the Clinton campaign and to steer the election in his favor. Most observers would stipulate that unfortunately this goal was attained. After all, the major American social media networks, including Facebook, Twitter and Google were compromised with anti-Clinton advertising that later was proven to have been paid for by the Russians.

Networks hacked by the Russians

In other words, the three major social networks were hacked by the Russians. On Tuesday, high-ranking officials from those three social networks met to devise a strategy to prevent Russian hacking in the future.

Unfortunately, candidate Hillary Clinton bore the brunt of the Russian hacking efforts, and the United States ended up with the most unqualified, unprepared, ignorant and dangerous President in American history. America still is lamenting the loss of its dignity, respect and standing in the world emanating from the election of 'the Donald.' How this presidency will play itself out, in the end, is unknown and if and how America will sustain itself still is a mystery.

From the events that already have unfolded this week, with the indictments of two former key Trump Administration officials, Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, and the guilty plea from "coffee boy" George Papadopoulos, it appears that the Trump Administration has a bleak future at best.

Thrown under the bus

As soon as Robert Mueller unveiled his indictments of Manafort and Gates and revealed that Papadopoulos had pleaded guilty to misleading government officials earlier in October, the Trump Administration threw Papadopoulos under the bus. On Monday, shortly after Mueller's revelations, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders referred to Papadopoulos as a "low-level volunteer." And on Tuesday, former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo referred to Papadopoulos as "the coffee boy." This was despite the fact that former Government Ethics Office Director Walter Shaub stated that Papadopoulos had greater access to Trump than he had.

Throwing troubled people under the bus, and distancing oneself from such people, seems to be a common practice among GOP politicians.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie distanced himself from two of his key administration officials when their involvement in the contrived lane closures of the George Washington Bridge became known. Christie claimed that he knew nothing about the lane closures, which resulted in the death of an elderly woman who could not be reached by paramedics.

When the investigation of the lane closures was at its peak during the 2016 Presidential campaign, some thought that Christie would seek a pardon from Trump once he gets elected President. As it were, Christie managed to weasel his way out of allegations related to the scandal.

Trump may pardon himself

Now observers are wondering if Trump will try to pardon himself.

It is doubtful that Vice-President Mike Pence would pardon Trump after he resigns or is forced out of office through the impeachment process. As both a former Governor and former Congressman, Pence is more likely to serve raise a cold shoulder to Trump's pleas for a pardon than to be anyone's coffee boy. Eight-ounce cup or 16-ounce mug?

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