Friday, July 21, 2017
We're on the Brink of an Authoritarian Crisis
The closer Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team comes to Trump's finances, the harder Trump is going to fight him, even threaten him.
There's probably a very good reason for Trump implying that Mueller would cross a "red line" should he probe the Trump finances:
Trump is probably a dirty money launderer for the Russians.
Trump is most likely a crook:
Be steadfast, Counselor Mueller. You and your team are the only bulwarks that stand between the American people and Trump's destruction of our American democracy.
We’re on the Brink of an Authoritarian Crisis If Trump fires Robert Mueller or pardons himself
Republicans won't do a thing about it—and our democracy will be changed forever.
Trump’s Russian Laundromat
How to use Trump Tower and other luxury high-rises to clean dirty money, run an international crime syndicate, and propel a failed real estate developer into the White House.
Trump legal team spokesman resigns
Here is The New York Times editorial board on the interview (h/t Daily Kos):
"In less than an hour on Wednesday afternoon, President Trump found a way to impugn the integrity and threaten the livelihoods of nearly all of the country’s top law enforcement officials, including some he appointed, for one simple reason:
They swore an oath to defend the Constitution, not him.
For a president who sees the rule of law as an annoyance rather than a feature of American democracy, the traitors are everywhere. [...]
In the end, Mr. Trump is concerned with nothing so much as saving his own hide, which means getting rid of the Russia inquiry for good. He previously said this was why he fired Mr. Comey, and it may yet be the undoing of Mr. Sessions, Mr. Rosenstein and Mr. Mueller."
Mueller will surmount Trump's threats. Our democracy demands it. | Editorial