Friday, February 9, 2018

The Case for the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump May Be Falling into Place

Rod Rosenstein, Deputy AG and Rachel Brand, Associate AG
(She is #3 at the DOJ)

Story from here ( headlines:

More and related from Politico here >>>

My 2 cents: I hope Trump does in fact fire Mueller ... then the GOP would have zero choice – they’d have to follow the Nixon model to remove Trump.

That would be impeachment and could or would follow the charges against Richard M. Nixon (1) OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, (2) ABUSE OF POWER, and (3) CONTEMPT OF CONGRESS.

As they say, history does repeat itself – this is the path Trump is on in that regard:

On July 27, 29, and 30, 1974, the House Committee approved three articles of impeachment against Nixon, for obstruction of justice and abuse of power and contempt of Congress, and reported those articles to the House of Representatives. Two other articles of impeachment also were debated but not approved.

Before the House could vote on the impeachment resolutions, Nixon made public one of the additional conversations, known as the “Smoking Gun Tape” which made clear his complicity in the cover-up (Tapes from the Oval Office).

With his political support completely eroded, Nixon resigned from office on August 9, 1974. It is widely believed that had he not resigned, his impeachment by the House and removal from office by a trial before the United States Senate would have occurred.

As I aid, that is the same path Trump is on right now. I strongly believe it. 

The scenario I see: Trump fires Rosenstein and since Brand is gone, Trump skips the Senate confirmation process and appoints someone already confirmed (a lackey). They in turn step up and fire Mueller (as Trump directs them to). Then Trump feels like he is on easy street... but his plan will fail and impeachment process starts since the GOP would have no choice. The public outrage would be overwhelming.

So, so stay tuned and thanks for stopping by.

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