Yes President Trump’s poll numbers are dropping (not fake news). Yes the Russia investigation seems to be heating up and heading into some very delicate territory for Mr. Trump (not fake news). And yes there is growing opposition in the GOP (also not fake news). But as this opinion piece in the Washington Post lays out, Mr. Trump’s rhetoric, particularly his recent tweets, could be setting the stage for a dangerous endgame.
Here is a Canadian writer’s take on how the Trump presidency will come to an inglorious end. This view from The Toronto Star paints a dark portrait of what could lie ahead:
“More than anyone, Trump knows what Mueller will discover. He knows the legal peril that he and his family are in. He also knows that his presidency is certain to end — in some way — if that story ever becomes public.”
“We should remember this when we see how Trump acts in the weeks to come. 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.”
this is gettin interesting ya’ll!!!
This is getting interesting… full list of hires in the article.
Kudos to Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein for appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the investigation into the Trump administration’s alleged ties with Russia and interference in the presidential election.
Bear in mind, though, that Mueller won’t have the independence of a special prosecutor appointed under the Office of Independent Counsel. That office no longer exists. The law establishing it was enacted in 1978 in response to the Watergate scandal, and expired in 1999. The office was separate from the Justice Department, and counsel were appointed by a panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
So if Trump doesn’t like what Mueller is doing or discovering, he can fire Mueller just like Nixon fired Archibald Cox.
Which is why Congress must renew the independent counsel law, providing for the appointment of an independent special prosecutor who cannot be fired by the president or the attorney general.
– Robert Reich