Originally posted by @mchill
"My fellow Americans, it’s time to intervene in our failed state.
The Trump regime’s aggression, gerrymandering and contempt for the
rule of law leave no choice: the United States must invade the United States."
This concern is fully justified, Trump and Co. is not fit to govern. I would point out that both Congress and the judicia ...[text shortened]... ve Trump and Co. removed from office and place them all in a cell blocks they so richly deserve.
"White House as crime scene: how Robert Mueller is closing in on Trump.
There is a grand jury in Washington DC. The special counsel’s team is full of experts in financial crime.
On Russia, the president can feel the net closing."
"The convening of a separate grand jury in Washington suggests the Mueller team – working
in a suite of offices a few blocks’ walk from where the 20-odd jurors sit – is going to be
making extensive use of it. It will not be hospitable terrain for the president.
Trump won only 4% of the vote in the District of Columbia."
"Almost all the 16 lawyers now on Mueller’s team are specialists in money-laundering
and other financial crimes, suggesting that the investigation will spend much of its time
unwinding the complexities of the Trump and Kushner real estate empires, looking for
where the money has come from to keep them afloat."
"Firing Mueller would come at a high price, triggering uproar in Washington, alienating some Republicans
in Congress. Two bipartisan bills were drafted this week aimed at blocking Trump from doing just that.
Even if the president managed to rid himself of the troublesome special counsel, he
would have no guarantee that he could kill off the investigation. The work of other
members of the team and of the grand juries would continue.
Trump has also been reported to be exploring the possibility of issuing pardons to family
members and other associates found to have broken the law, including even pardoning
himself, a stretch of executive prerogative into uncharted territory."
"That strategy looks ahead to an endgame in which the Mueller investigation comes into
its conclusion, next year or possibly even later than that. The grand juries could issue
indictments of Trump associates along the way, but when it comes to the president
himself, Mueller’s judgment will most likely come in the form of a report to Congress.
It will then be up to the House of Representatives whether to proceed with impeachment
and then the Senate to decide his guilt. Those will be political judgments.
Until now, only a few Republicans have broken ranks openly against Trump."