Following this shit.
Is this just me wasting time? What kind of geek have I become to spend hours a day enthralled by the unfolding coils of Trump’s lies as exposed on American news media?
Whatever as they say, lets make use of it by trying to lay it all out for those with other things to do with their time, like you readers folks.
First off I believe we are watching a massive spectacle, the fall of a potentially tyrannical and simultaneously absurd global leader. This whole episode is grotesque almost beyond belief, and to a Brit it has a kind of beauty with US openness allowing us to see the workings of the bowels of their constitution in its slow grind. We need have no sense of superiority, with our unwritten rules it could happen here could it not? We would hardly know, so to work.
At the present state of play POTUS (President Of The US, as he is known) is hopelessly and terminally exposed, but does not seem to realise it himself. There are three teams of lawyers coming after him on three major fronts:
1) Is him personally, the crook and proven liar who shifts the ground so fast he kicks up so much dust and headlines, even when a hand is laid on him the grip is loosened by new outrages with fresh public distraction. But each time a bit of him is getting torn off. The energy is astonishing, so breathtaking are his twists and turns you admire his mental agility until you realise it is based on vacuity, ignorance, and reckless amorality. He makes egregious mistakes with each change of direction and he can only make those as he is blind to the dangers he is opening himself up to on every turn. At times there are tactics and even strategies behind his moves but mostly it seems instinctual because of the bullying monster he is.
2) Is his ongoing creation namely his business entity ‘The Trump Organisation/Corporation’, and this is now targeted by New York State lawyers especially with the evidence pouring out from its CEO, a now co-operating RAT in Trump’s terms. The hugely significant detail of this is a) POTUS has no power to pardon anyone involved in this investigation or prosecution, it is NOT Federal, and does not come under his powers. Us Brits often have a hard time puzzling over the meaning of “State’s Rights” but this is the case, so he has no ability to threaten or promise a ‘get out’ to keep people in line-like Paul Manafort.
3) This third target is the Trump Charity. At this point I forget by who and how it is being targeted, oh yes, they have collared the Chief Financial Officer/CEO who is singing like a bird we are told to avoid doing bird/jailtime. In this arena his children and their partners are much implicated.To me this might prove to be his Achilles heel, despite his obvious greed, his ego and amorality it seems he loves his family and this vulnerability might connect all the way through the density and egomania of his brain and prove an avenue to bring him crashing down.
Nuff for now, will any warped soul read this? Do let me know, and do comment and correct any errors as you see them.
Read with great interest and a certain hilarity. I too have been gripped by this saga, maybe “ cock and bull story” would be a more appropriate description? I sincerely hope you are right. My chief aspiration is that he goes with a whimper and not with the bang more suited to his ego. Ignominy must rule the day!
He still has the support of the GOP and some 85 % of the people, who voted him in. And they have a lot of guns and no brains. The perspective is really frightening.