With more brilliant breaking news, Ms. Maddow has added to her suggestion Mr. Putin will shut down electric power in the US.
Middle-North America is currently shivering in temperatures as low as minus 30 F, an excellent opportunity for Mr. Putin, Ms. Maddow suggests, to pull the power plug.
Additionally, she maintains that--following the new political fad with Mr. "Yellow Pad" Bolton at the helm--Mr. Putin will back a new interim president in the US.
This is happening “since Mr. Trump has lost all legitimacy” (as with Mr. Maduro in Venezuela).
(And throw in The Mueller Investigation.)
Related: Mr. Trump’s wall is still “without a dime” according to Ms. Pelosi, as Mr. Trump gears up for another government shutdown in the middle of February.
The last shutdown cost the US 11 billion dollars in various problems, twice the amount Mr. Trump is asking for his wall.
Government workers went without pay; services were interrupted; mayhem and resentment brewed across the land.
Mr. Trump’s popularity sank.
Mr. Trump, however, was “proud” of the shutdown.
Can his dump in the polling be resurrected in the opposite direction?
Historically, violence by a President directed at another country ("all options are on the table"), usually does bring the polling numbers up.
At this time in Venezuela, Mr. Guaido has announced he is the rightful president, and Mr. Maduro must step down “to bring democracy” to the beleaguered country.
Mr. Maduro was elected last May in a routine procedure following the Venezuela Constitution, according to results from what is one of the most advanced voting systems in the world.
However, Mr. Trump’s advisors are insisting the perils of "dictatorship" dog Venezuela at this time, with the youthful Mr. Guaido summoned to put things right.
Mr. Pompeo's talk of restoring “the forces of light and democracy” has roused hopes of a more business-like cooperation from that country.
Meanwhile, Mr. Putin, according to Ms. Maddow, is glowing with the opportunity not simply to shut down a power grid, but to declare an interim (and better) president for the U.S.
This interim president is not as yet known, but is emerging, and very likely has been studying in Moscow, or visiting there recently, as was the case with Mr. Guaido in the U.S.
A chain of countries (who will be called “patsies” and “vassals” of Mr. Putin) will then endorse Mr. Putin's insistence that Mr. Trump must step down.