"Conspiracy against the United States"

"Conspiracy against the United States"

The first indictments have been handed down, and wow, are they a doozy.

Aside from speculating as to who would be charged, the other fevered speculations centered around what the charges would be. Now we have them. Count one, "conspiracy against the United States."

That goes to the crux of our sordid mess for the past year and half. This cabal conspired against the very democratic institutions which underpin our society. They did so out of venality, a lust for power, and sheer animus. In his indictment, Robert Mueller indicates the theme of his investigation. He's not going for low-hanging fruit, getting Al Capone for tax evasion. He's going to put front and center the great harm done to our body politic by this regime.

To paraphrase Churchill, this isn't the end, but it is the beginning of the end.

This is your open thread.



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