Sunday, June 11, 2017

Trump's Next Best Seller

Order your advance copy now and get the "pre-impeachment" introductory price.


Owen Gray said...

Given time, most copies will wind up in the remainders bin, Mound.

Anonymous said...

I will bet that he remains in power for the full term.
The Republicans fought long and hard to attain power, including obstructionist actions during the Obama administration.
They are not going to let go now.
They will back Trump until his hair turns grey!!
An audit is the only way to bring down Trump.


The Mound of Sound said...

It's curious, Owen, how we remember the worst U.S. presidents about as well as we remember the best - only there seem to be somewhat more in the "worst" category.

The Mound of Sound said...

I agree on the audit issue, TrailBlazer, but I think Trump is more vulnerable than you imagine.

Trump's threat isn't the House or the Senate or Comey either. It's Bob Mueller and his cadre of top litigators and sleuths. Both Newt Gingrich and Trump's lawyer have recently gone after Mueller and there's talk that Trump may fire Mueller as he did Comey. The Trump camp seems particularly vexed at Mueller's decision to bring on board the Justice Department's top criminal law expert, Michael Dreeben. One law prof described Dreeben as "the most brilliant and most knowledgeable federal criminal lawyer in America." Dreeben is just one of the big gun lawyers Mueller has recruited.

It's hard to imagine Trump firing Mueller. The optics would be terrible, worse by a good measure than when Nixon fired Watergate special prosecutor, Archibald Cox.

Anonymous said...


It's hard to imagine Trump firing Mueller. The optics would be terrible, worse by a good measure than when Nixon fired Watergate special prosecutor, Archibald Cox.

When did optics effect Trump?( other than TV ratings)

John B. said...

CFR › Title 28 › Chapter VI › Part 600 › Section 600.4

§ 600.4 Jurisdiction.

(a) Original jurisdiction. The jurisdiction of a Special Counsel shall be established by the Attorney General. The Special Counsel will be provided with a specific factual statement of the matter to be investigated. ...

(b) Additional jurisdiction. If in the course of his or her investigation the Special Counsel concludes that additional jurisdiction beyond that specified in his or her original jurisdiction is necessary in order to fully investigate and resolve the matters assigned, or to investigate new matters that come to light in the course of his or her investigation, he or she shall consult with the Attorney General, who will determine whether to include the additional matters within the Special Counsel's jurisdiction or assign them elsewhere.


Or could whoever the AG or acting-AG happens to be at the time just determine to assign any relevant "new matters" to File 13? It puts me in mind of something that was reported regarding the terms of reference for the Oliphant Inquiry: the recommendation that the “well-tilled ground” involving matters related to Airbus be excluded from a process that, at least in public perception, was supposed to determine whether Brian's brown envelopes had any association with Airbus.

Northern PoV said...

Impeaching a President is political process - with legal features.
The House impeaches and the Senate judges. The justice dept watches.

It ain't happening with this group of GOP unless tRump becomes a liability bigger than the injury of impeachment.

And, be careful what you wish for ... President Pence?

Oh TB: "When did optics effect Trump?( other than TV ratings)"

agreed but its "affect" you want to use here

the salamander said...

.. the overriding situation is ..
The American political system is badly diseased
infected breaking down virulently contagious
Trump is just a highly visible symptomatic pus sack
the supposed cream of the crop in the recent GOP race
If Trump was the best they had, God help the USA

But look at some of the societal clues as well as the GOP
the perceptions of electorate, the realities of social media as well
There's many other obvious symptoms, whether corruption, racism
election fraud tactics, nepotism, graft, treachery or treason
Talk shows a la Hannity & private donors a la Koch Bros

This the era of other pus sacks.. Alex Jones, Steve Bannon et al
and the other money grubbers like Trump selling out to Russia for $$
That Hillary had too much baggage to stomach is another tell

We peasants in Canada have models to examine if we care or dare
Harper & Novak - Christy Clark - Dr Kellie Leitch - J Trudeau
all millionaires of course or truly on their way - Jason Kenney
Hamish Marsall & Ezra Levant, Joe Oliver & now Andrew Scheer
Corporations like Lavalin, pipelines.. Big Energy & lobbyists
Pay for Access & brown bags full of cash

So look at the situation as disease - infectious & well progressed
and identify vectors and carriers.. and the septic tank
breeding grounds of politics that fosters them symbiotically