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We can't lose sight of the fact that Shaffer was considered for an intelligence post in the Trump administration and is now on the advisory board for Trump's re-election. He knows the tweet below is false—but won't delete it. So what does that say for how he handles intelligence?
1/ Trump recently presented America with a doctored map of Dorian's path that didn't just ignore the intelligence he had but *deliberately and falsely* contradicted it for personal reasons. People wonder how this happens. Well, because *men like Shaffer* are in/around government.
2/ We simply can't have unprofessional, unexceptional, incompetent, puerile people like Shaffer working on America's intel. We need the sort of people who, if they put out false information to a large audience, immediately retract the erroneous info when they discover it's false.
3/ PROOF OF CONSPIRACY is *about* the topic in which Shaffer pretends to be expert: intelligence. It's about bad intel, bad-faith reads of intel, and bad actors exploiting *good* intel and remaining forever unchallenged by good-faith actors. Shaffer is an *object lesson* on this.
4/ If you think there's no connection between one of Trump's top intel guys tweeting for 2 days false statements about a book he's never seen—and won't even read Amazon's preview of—and a president presenting false information to America knowingly, please rethink that assessment.
5/ We need the very best people in government, and instead we have—in many cases—unserious jackasses. That's becoming more and more true by the day. So for all that I treat "T.S. Pooky" as kind of a joke, the fact remains: he's in a position of responsibility. And that's *scary*.
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