Donald Trump is a pathological liar, and anyone who believes his constant lies at this point is self-deluded at best. Yet it seems that nobody has been convinced by Trump as thoroughly as Trump himself.
The last year of firings and resignations within the Trump White House has left him surrounded by yes-men and utter sycophants who enable him to be his worst. Caught in a feedback loop between bootlickers, Fox News, and himself, Trump has abandoned all sense of reality and, according to friends and aides, is considering “prosecuting” Special Counsel Robert Mueller. For what? Why, doing his job, of course!
‘Donald Trump is telling friends and aides in private that things are going great — for him.
‘Some reasons: He’s decided that a key witness in the Russia probe, Paul Manafort, isn’t going to “flip” and sell him out, friends and aides say. He believes Robert Mueller, who heads the investigation, can be crushed, if necessary, without being fired.
‘But Trump — who trusts no one, or at least no one for long — has now decided that he must have an alternative strategy that does not involve having Justice Department officials fire Mueller.
‘”I think he’s been convinced that firing Mueller would not only create a firestorm, it would play right into Mueller’s hands,” said another friend, “because it would give Mueller the moral high ground.”
‘Instead, as is now becoming plain, the Trump strategy is to discredit the investigation and the FBI without officially removing the leadership. Trump is even talking to friends about the possibility of asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to consider prosecuting Mueller and his team.
‘”Here’s how it would work: ‘We’re sorry, Mr. Mueller, you won’t be able to run the federal grand jury today because he has to go testify to another federal grand jury,'” said one Trump adviser.’
Even saying you want to charge the person investigating you with crimes in order to disrupt the investigation is arguably obstruction of justice, itself a crime.
It’s reminiscent of when then-White House counsel John Dean gave the head of the IRS, Johnnie Mac Walters, a list of 200 prominent Democrats, classifying them as “enemies” and calling for the IRS to investigate and hopefully prosecute names on that list at the behest of Richard Nixon.
Walters refused the order, because the IRS (much like the Justice Department and FBI) is supposed to be nonpartisan. Such a move would be obviously illegal.
That’s exactly what Trump is attempting to do at the Department of Justice. He doesn’t want anyone who isn’t a bootlicking Trump loyalist to have any degree of power in our nation, because he’s an authoritarian wannabe dictator with no concept of American tradition, justice, or democracy. And while the investigations into Trump’s collusion with Russia, money laundering, and obstruction of justice are far from over, it’s safe to say that this behavior makes him look guilty as hell.
His delusion goes beyond Robert Mueller, though. NBC also reports that he thinks he’s doing great and will sweep to reelection in 2020, despite being the most unpopular president in modern history. Facing near-universal revilement, the only way Trump is going to win is by suppressing democracy and using force to secure his office. If the nation continues down the path its currently on, the future looks dark indeed.
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