One gets the sense that all of the scandals which have been percolating for the past two years are finally ready to boil over. There’s Trump-Russia, Trump-Stormy, Obama-Trump Spying, Hillary Emails, Clinton Foundation, and the assortment of Deep State workings powering all of it. Something is coming, but what? And why is it taking so damn long?
James Comey actually had a terrific insight on this. Which is ironic, since he more than almost any single person is responsible for it all in the first place.
— The Hill (@thehill) December 11, 2018
I think he’s right, in principle. If you want Trump gone, repudiate him in 2020 at the ballot box and try to get him indicted for something later if that’ll make you feel better about things. Where Comey is exactly right is that 1/3rd of the country would regard impeachment of Trump as a coup engineered by…well, Comey for starters. I don’t see how it can be done without ripping the country completely apart and possibly destroying any remaining respect for our political institutions and maybe even the rule of law itself.
Congressional Democrats may not see it that way. Pressure upon them will be fierce to impeach Trump and they face the prospect of a full revolt from their base if they don’t act. Granted, they didn’t run in the midterms of doing this, but they didn’t do much to hide the implication. I can’t say that I think Democrats would choose to preserve the country for the sake of their political careers. Can’t say it for the GOP either, really, but right now it’s up to the Democrats to decide what they want to do.
What’s it going to be? Who’s going to come out on top when all reports are filed, everything is declassified, and the last gavel falls?