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Trump is unhinged and is getting backed into a corner

Do you fear what I fear?

Trump's "nuclear option" would be to exercise his nuclear option.

If this man freaks out because the walls are closing in on him, as the ultimate distraction, I fear that he would drop a nuclear weapon on NK, or Iran, or wherever his pudgy little digit directed it.

Trump's crimes that preceded his presidency are destined to bring him down. RICO violations, obstruction of justice, income tax evasion. He stands to spend the balance of his days behind bars and to lose every ill-gotten asset in his name.

To an egotistical bastard like Trump, I bet he would rather die than face those consequences. OR...he would rather bring all of us down with him.

Would all those terrific "generals" he goes on about thwart an ill-advised nuclear attack in that event? God help us all.

1. The threat of a Russia-compromised Trump is the single-most sensational news item now or ever

2. The Republicans in Congress have stonewalled, dissembled and all-but-quashed the respective investigations of their intelligence committees, and would surely suffocate any effort to appoint a special counsel.

3. The Department of Justice is understaffed, in disarray, running on fumes, and the chief investigator has resigned her post.

4. The Trump administration continues to throw nails on the road to impede and misdirect any media or intelligence community inquiries or investigations.

5. The international IC has been attempting to rectify this assault on our very sovereignty by leaking copious amounts of information to allegedly unreliable bloggers and news reporters, but the mainstream media seems disinterested and non-committal.

6. The FBI is either slow walking their investigation or is in the process of uncovering the MOAScandals in real time, pulling in co-conspirators by the dozen.

7. Rachel Maddow is the pinnacle of mainstream reporting on the subject, but her reports don't seem to resonate or escalate the conversation at a speed that seems commensurate with the gravity of the subject.

8. Republicans in all positions of leadership are abdicating their solemn duty to protect our sovereignty.

9. Republicans in all positions of leadership have attacked our sovereignty, but the divisive nature of our nation permits them to claim partisanship as the underpinning of our dismay.

10. The path to justice seems blocked at every corridor. Will the FBI pursue this as a non-partisan criminal investigation and hand out indictments? Is that the course of events that need to take place? If not the FBI, who? Is Comey the good cop or the bad cop?

Seems like it's been ages since our last #TrumpRussia blockbuster report

Please, Rachel, dish some more dirt. We need to wipe this faux military attack off of the news cycles and replace it with more evidence of Trump/Russia collusion in the 2016 election.

Nothing else matters. Nothing. Just getting this poser out of the White House so he can't inflect any more damage to our country's reputation.

Can't wait to add Trump to that number


Moving forward, the best way to discern fact from fiction in the ongoing #TrumpRussia saga

Is to completely ignore every single utterance of Trump and his administration. Period.

It's called misdirection. Propaganda. Spoken by the perpetrator, publicized by PRAVDA, also known as FOX, or vice versa.

It's hiding in plain sight. Otherwise good Americans have been snookered.

As the evidence against Trump piles up, look the other way when any tweet or Spicer statement infiltrates our media. They want us to change directions, to corrupt the spoor that the true investigation leads us to.

We could easily morph from the USA to the USSR otherwise.

If Trump gets away with this

And pardons his sycophants in the process, will the American people revolt? Will we take to the streets? Can the will of the people overcome the archaic processes in place that could conceivably allow the Commander in Chief to retain his office by simply playing his cards right?

I know we point to the mid-terms and find some comfort in the idea that we may prevail, but if Trump is able to avoid consequence for his so-called alleged crimes, it would be a bitter and hollow victory, to say the least.

I guess I won't be content until I see with my own two eyes Trump being led away to prison, stripped of every penny to his name, with Pence, Manafort, Bannon, Kushner, Nunes, Ryan, McConnell, Stone, Page, Guiliani, Uday and Qusay frogwalking right behind him.

With Flynn's propensity to lie, cheat and lie some more

How effective a witness can he be?

If he spills the beans on Pence and Trump, for instance, without significant corroborating evidence, his testimony would certainly be impugned by the accused parties as dubious...and they'd have a point.

All the more reason not to take the immunity deal. I'm sure the feds have Flynn dead to rights. He's going down, regardless. I can't see how a lying liar's testimony could form the pivot point for dragging Trumpco down with him....though I can't wait to hear it, for jubilation purposes alone.

Are the House and Senate investigations into #TrumpRussia related and mutually dependent?

In other words, does Nunes' (and Ryan's) obstruction of the House committee's investigation impact in any way the Senate investigation?

Why 2 different investigations in the 2 bodies of Congress?

What rules apply as to chairmanship of such committees? Are there any, or is this simply a partisan free-for-all?

It seems antithetical to the pursuit of truth and justice for partisan politics to prevail in the instance of a constitutional crisis. I haven't seen or read anything on DU that specifically addresses these questions...and I know there's a lot of really smart DU'ers who can readily answer them.

Thanks in advance.

Nunes was a major player on the Trump Transition Team.

The surveillance being discussed was performed during the transition period.

Conversations among Trump team members were likely intercepted. Rep. Nunes would likely have been one of them.

Theoretically, today it was leaked to Nunes that, not only were the Trump transition team all caught red-handed via this surveillance, but that the surveillance was ongoing, and therefore the Trump Team cover-up is also currently being documented by the FBI et al.

He freaked, and ran to Trump.

My question is, if Nunes is himself a target of the FBI investigation of Trump Team collusion with Russia, wouldn't he be forced by the rules to recuse himself? Is there a mechanism whereby Congress may remove a member from a committee in which he has a vested interest to sabotage?

We need this man removed from his Chair. I wonder if the House rules allow for replacement; if they do not, the balance shifts to the Democrats within the committee.

A special prosecutor investigation would likely linger for months. God knows the damage a Felon in Chief could rain on America and the world during that period. If a true, bipartisan Congressional investigation is achievable (and with as many rats on the ship as it appears the Republicans have infested us with, that's a big if), it would be preferable to the alternative.

My family and I are in Holland on a visit

Last night we ate dinner at a local Indian restaurant. A Dutchman and his wife sat at the next table. Small talk ensued and, once it was determined that we were Americans, he asked us the question seemingly on every European's mind these days: "What do you think of Trump?" When my family, in unison, said that he was a blight on everything the USA stands for, he applauded and added that everyone he knows wonders how we blundered into a Trump presidency.

In a nutshell, I explained that, unlike the Dutch, some Americans wish to interpret our Constitution as enabling individual freedoms and liberties, but not societal freedoms and liberties. Whereas the Dutch may have realized long ago that "united we stand, divided we fall", Americans are resistant to that ideal. It's a pity, because the deprivation of a safety net (due to cost) leads to far higher costs to society. The Dutchman pointed out that no one in Holland needs to fear the "bottom falling out", because programs exist to guarantee health care, housing, food, and basically all the essentials of life.

Why can't we look out for each other in the USA? Why do the so-called "patriots" insist that America is an "every man and woman for themselves" society when a compassionate government leads to happiness, pride and inclusion?
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