So much for "Gone fishin'"
I should have known better than to tempt the fates.
Donald Trump, having been given a shellacking last night, decided today to change the narrative. How? By firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Of course, the resignation letter Sessions submitted stated in its first paragraph that he did so at Trump’s request. So, not a resignation, but a firing.
Trump elevated a loyalist to the position of acting AG. He’s now overseeing Bob Mueller, replacing Rod Rosenstein. As of this writing, Rosenstein was on his way to the White House.
This is a Midterm Massacre. Trump seems to think he holds all the cards. As if Democrats aren’t going to be in power in the House in a few short weeks, and immediately investigate everything he’s done and is doing. This makes no sense from either a tactical or strategic standpoint.
But Trump knows nothing of strategy or tactics. He is unbridled id, lashing out at those he considers enemies. He thinks nothing through, but acts on impulse. Firing Sessions is part and parcel of his psyche.
It’s a safe wager that Mueller has foreseen this eventuality. Matthew Whitaker, Trump’s Bork, can either scupper the investigation or refuse to release the findings. The new Democratic House will no doubt subpoena Mueller’s report if that happens. And then we have our constitutional crisis.
Republicans in the Senate won’t do anything with the new Congress, unless there’s a massive wave of popular protest. If that happens, expect even them to break.
Donald Trump is beyond being merely unfit. He is the most dangerous man to hold the office of president, simply because he has no respect for anything or anyone save himself. (And even there, I don’t think he respects himself. He’s a pile of self-loathing.)
We’re through the looking glass. There will be no rest until we excise this cancer, by hook or by crook.
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