It is becoming more and more clear that the Trump is in oodles of trouble. Could you ever have imagined the top intelligence adviser being caught in lies and being forced to resign within the first thirty days of an administration? I can only think of Tevye saying “unheard of!”
Now the alleged reason he resigned is a lack of trust brought about in part by his lying (so often that word is used dealing with Trump and his team) to Vice President Pence about having discussed sanctions with the Russian ambassador. That left me with two questions: why did he lie about it, if as Spicer alleged, that was his job to reach out to people like the ambassador during the transition. The second is I ask whether it is conceivable he did this without either being told by Trump or informed him of his having done it right afterwards. I have written previously that he had to have discussed sanctions yet I find little satisfaction in knowing a general with 33 years service in the Army would go over to the other side so easily.
Flynn’s departure seems to be only the beginning. We’ve seen Kellyanne Conway become tongue tied trying to explain why Trump clung the Flynn for so long; we’ve seen Sean Spicer again caught in a web of lies (there’s that word again) when he said there were no contacts with the Russians before the election.
It has hit the fan folks. Day by day it gets worse. Trump has even gone into hiding from his tweeting. The knives are out. The attacks by Trump on those who he suggested were like the Nazis — the.members of the intelligence community — are boomeranging on him.
The Intelligence Empire Strikes Back. The sluice gates are opened as Judge Laurie would have said. We now know the Trump people were in contact with Russian intelligence during the election at the same time Russian Intelligence was working to throw the election to Trump through foul means.
To those who like to call for a Special Prosecutor to act you must be comforted knowing one is on the way. He or she will determine if the Trump team colluded with the enemy to defeat Hillary Clinton. If the trail leads back to Trump as may be the case then the Trump Days of golf and roses are over as well as the Trump name and brands. Say goodnight Donald.
There is one way, well actually two ways out for Trump. The first is to start a war with Iran or North Korea. Then we’ll rally round the flag as our hefty commander in chief charges onward toward victory. With Netanyau having Trump’s ear it is most likely Iran. How hard would it be for Mossad disguised as Iranian Guard to attack one of our ships? Maybe we would not fall for a Gulf of Tonkin incident again. Perhaps going off to war may be a reach.
But there is a better and easier way. It was used by Trump’s buddy Putin. It is to arrange a terrorist attack on the homeland. Putin blew up some apartment buildings and blamed Muslim terrorists. Isn’t that a way forward for Trump during these desperate times when desperate measures are called for?
It would play nicely into his “keep America safe” program. He could even blame the judges for interfering with him. He could declare a nationwide state of emergency and martial law. He could halt judicial review of his acts and muzzle the press. He’d have the full backing of the Congress and the military and police forces to crack down. He even has a place to put the loudest complainers in Guantanamo Bay.
Who will stop him? Who can stop him? Did you ever believe our freedoms could be in such peril?