Trump obstructs justice in real time on Twitter

Trump obstructs justice in real time on Twitter

I was completely working on something else for today's post—I'll still finish it—but I decided to sleep in late and was greeted with this tweet by Donnie Brasco.

Now, Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow came out later and said this was just Trump's "personal opinion," and in no way indicated that he wished to obstruct the Mueller investigation. Yes. And I'm 6'9" and play point guard for the Lakers.

Bob Mueller is investigating if Trump's tweets show a pattern of intimidation and obstruction. That was going to be tough sell... until Trump helpfully sent out a tweet intimidating Jeff Sessions and obstructing. A man with no impulse control, who's never had to work a day in his life, is the worst kind of person around which to build a fascist takeover. He literally blurts out what Mueller needs to put another nail in his coffin. We should be grateful that Vladimir Putin used such a leaky vessel to attempt to subvert America.

Even Saint Susan of the Perpetual Concerns was concerned.

She, of course, will rationalize it away. But that moment of unguarded reaction is telling.

We should be cautious about engaging in too much schadenfreude. A cornered beast can still do a lot of damage. But there is no doubt that Trump is in a full-blown realization that he won't come out of this mess alive politically. He'll be destroyed. He'll be the ultimate failure in American history, and will be both a cautionary tale and the butt of jokes from now until the sun explodes in 5 billion years. We'll be a spacefaring species, and the one thing our descendants will remember from the early 21st century is Trump, and how low a country can sink.

Strap in, kids. The ride's in full swing.



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