In the 1989 song written by Don Henley of The Eagles. There’s a line that always struck me, “Somebody’s going to emergency… somebody’s going to jail.” The song talks about how everything can change in an instant. Another lyric is, “The wolf is always at the door.” For the Trump administration… shit just changed. And that wolf… somebody let him in.
The floodgates have opened with the release of the Donald Trump, Jr emails showing the campaigns willingness to collude with Russia to elect Donald Trump as President. All the deniability is gone, everybody is lawyered up and the Mueller independent investigation roars on. Grand juries are meeting and people are starting to save themselves.
If I were Donald Trump, I might be wondering, “Will the son I’ve frowned on and belittled all his life sell me out? Will my beloved daughter choose me over her husband? Will my son-in-law keep quiet, even as the noose tightens around his own neck?” He probably shouldn’t ask what he would do in their situation because he’d throw anyone under the bus to save himself.
His biggest fears aren’t even related to the campaign collusion. He’s always known it’s the money and his ties to Russia going back 30 years which will inevitably come to light. Bob Mueller is staffing up with people with the specific expertise to discover what his sons have already told us is out there. The Trump empire is propped up with Russian cash.
He used to be able to count on Congress to look the other way as he and his family enriched themselves while he was in office. He watches one by one as formerly loyal elected officials start backing away and in greater numbers turn on him. He thinks to himself, “I’m the President and I can just pardon everybody?” Wonder how that will work out? I’m not sure than anyone is going to emergency. Somebody definitely is going to jail.
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