Whether you think bombing Syria was warranted or not, Donald Trump’s decision to launch airstrikes without the approval of congress was illegal. I think even Trump would agree with that statement… were he not the potus of whom I speak.
And just like that, the awesome force of a US airstrike succeeded in redirecting worldwide news away from Trump’s attorney Michal I (I’veNeverBeenToPragueInMyLife) Cohen, and onto Damascus. Forgotten was the newest piece of evidence that the Christopher Steele dossier is legitimate. Cohen strategized in Prague with Russians to hand Trump the election. There was indeed coordination between the Trump organization and Russia.
The amount of evidence seized during the raid of Cohen’s offices further substantiate the criminal investigation he is the subject of— travel records, financial transactions, communications, audio recordings, etc, are in the hands of the FBI and, even more troubling to Trump’s advisors, these are also in the hands of the state of New York. Why is that more troubling? Trump’s jurisdiction to pardon those convicted of crimes does not extend to state crimes.
Like many people around the world, I am suspicious of everything Trump says and does, but even he wouldn’t be so despicable as to carry out an unauthorized bombing for purposes of distracting the press from his lifetime of crime, conspiring with an enemy state, multiple sex crimes and scandals… who would even think of doing something so horrible as risking the lives of innocent children for selfish reasons?
We have a system of checks and balances, in the constitution, meant to protect us from the machinations of a single lunatic president. Trump has systematically removed anyone who might act as a barrier between him and… oh, let’s say bombing Syria on any given Friday, and perhaps nuking North Korea on a random Tuesday.
But, perhaps everyone in the administration isn’t heartless.
“I’ve never seen refugees as traumatized as coming out of Syria. It’s got to end.”~ Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis
That’s nice, Jim, but the numbers pertaining to Syrian refugees admitted to the United States are… not so much:
Adding to Trump’s bad day, the publicity tour to mark the publication of James L (LordyIHopeThereAreTapes) Comey’s **book, about Trump. Yes, I have placed my order.
Let’s pretend Trump didn’t bomb Syria to distract us from the Cohen news and the Comey book, what else might he want to distract us from?
While the press watched the light show over Damascus, preparations were made to fire Rod Rosenstein, the only man who can legally fire Robert Mueller but will not do so.
Bob W (WillNotSeekRe-Election) Goodlate, Trey S (Slytherin) Gowdy, and Devin M (Memo) Nunes, are demanding Rosenstein turn over evidence in the Mueller investigation… or else.
Rosenstein is left with a choice, he either gives Mueller’s sensitive evidence to these three obstructionists or he’s fired and replaced by someone who is willing to end the Mueller investigation.
Trump continues to fight the inevitable end of his criminal life and presidency long after even Nixon would have resigned. Trump will have to be physically removed from office. He’ll never leave voluntarily because he believes the presidency is keeping him out of jail. 🤔
On the bright side, let’s review the progress Robert Mueller has made to date:
- National Security Advisor Michael L (LockHerUp) Flynn has flipped
- Trump’s deputy campaign chairman Richard Gates has flipped
- Trump’s campaign chair Paul Manafort: indicted on thousands of counts (slight exaggeration)
- NRA is under FBI investigation for it’s ties to Russian money
- Republican National Committee deputy finance chair Elliot Broidy is likely under FBI investigation
- The findings during the raid of Michael Cohen’s offices include taped phone conversations, which are as good as a Cohen acting as a cooperating witness.
It may not seem like it, but here is a glimmer of light ahead. Some say we’re in the ninth inning. I hate sports, so let’s call this the spin cycle, or we could say the landing gear is down, the elevator doors are about to open, mind the gap, the check’s in the mail,
the color will match when the paint is dry, the after dinner mints are on the credit card tray…maybe we’re not not quite that far along, but we’re getting there.