Laura Ainsworth: "AMERICAN SPIES," a postscript

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July 24, 2019

Thanks so much for the enthusiastic response to my song parody “American Spies,” which lays out the basic story of what the FBI did to spy on Donald Trump’s campaign and, later, his new administration. Even with Mueller’s scheduled testimony, I think people might learn way more about what happened through the lyrics of this song than they ever will from him. Plus, you can sing along!  For eight-and-a-half minutes!

Some of the more obscure players in this cast of characters didn’t make it into the lyrics, but that’s mostly because investigators are still figuring out exactly how they fit into the drama. (Besides, it’s pretty hard to fit “George Papadopoulos” into this rhyme scheme.) New details are surfacing all the time, as in this new piece by John Solomon in THE HILL.

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If this spy story seems complicated and unwieldy, imagine the task of putting the whole thing into a song. Even so, at some point, most likely when Attorney General Barr’s full report comes out, I may have to do a “Part 2” that features names such as Joseph Mifsud and Stefan Halper, as right now they remain enigmas. It would also include what we have yet to nail down about the roles played by those very, very high up. When that is done, we can all marvel at the complexity of what may turn out to be the biggest government scandal in our nation’s history. If a song parody can help people “get” what happened, then I will have done my job.


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Of course, if Mifsud is mentioned in “American Spies, Part 2,” I’ll have to figure out a way to work in the name “Papadopoulos”!

Feel free to share the parody far and wide. I’m hoping that all who are mentioned (favorably) in it get to hear it. That includes the President, as I’m sure he’d appreciate a good laugh about this.  We can probably somehow get it to Sarah Sanders.

Also, thanks to my husband, fellow Huckabee writer/researcher Pat Reeder, for his work on the visuals. He managed to do a lot with simple editing software and public-domain pictures!

By the way, some of you have asked how to hear some of the retro jazz that’s more my usual style. That’s easy –- just go to my website at http://www.lauraainsworth.com

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