Friday, August 04, 2017
Donald Trump and the Mueller Moment of Truth
He is the man Donald Trump fears the most, the man who keeps him awake at night.
Robert Mueller, the man investigating the Trump mob.
The man who could nail his family, bounce him out of power, and make him look like the biggest loser EVER.
And yesterday Trump's nightmare became even more real.
The Ice Man cometh.
Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III began using a grand jury in federal court in Washington several weeks ago as part of his investigation of possible coordination between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign, according to two people familiar with the inquiry.
The development is a sign that investigators continue to aggressively gather evidence in the case, and that Mueller is taking full control of a probe that predated him.
And at a rally in West Virginia last night, Trump never sounded more desperate, or more dangerous...
For those are the desperate words of a cornered Con man.
And those of a dangerous demagogue who would set America on fire to try to save himself...
Maybe even blow up the world, so massive is his ego.
And what if Tony Burman is right? Now we know how the Trump presidency is going to end.
Has the time come to ask whether we will SURVIVE?
How will the Donald Trump presidency end? It will end badly, so let me count the ways:
1. America is hurtling towards a constitutional crisis that will rock its institutions to the core.
2. Its president and his business empire will soon be exposed as beholden to Russian oligarchs and mobsters.
3. Trump will try to fire special counsel Robert Mueller to prevent this from becoming known, but Congress will intervene.
4. His only remaining hope will be a 9/11-scale disaster or contrived war that he can exploit.
What if Garry Unger is right?
“Whether Trump knew it or not, Russian mobsters and corrupt oligarchs used his properties not only to launder vast sums of money from extortion, drugs, gambling and racketeering, but even as a base of operations for their criminal activities. In the process, they propped up Trump’s business and enabled him to reinvent his image. Without the Russian mafia, it is fair to say, Donald Trump would not be president of the United States.”
And what is Trump? A crook, a traitor, or a maniac?
Or all of the above?
Does anyone doubt that he will fight like a rabid animal to save himself?
Like a cornered rat, he will fight to protect his interests. In every conceivable way, he will work to stop Mueller’s probe, to challenge Congress if it intervenes, to undermine the press and judiciary if they get in the way and — yes — even to engage in reckless military adventures if he thought that would strengthen his position.
Or doubt that the moment of truth is fast approaching.
This next stage of this Trump story will no longer be a diverting reality show. It will be the moment when Americans — and the rest of us — will learn if U.S. democracy is strong enough to stop him.
Will it be fascism? Will it be revolution? Will we survive?
Support the Great American Resistance.
Help destroy Trump and his murderous zombies.
Before they kill us all...