Thursday, July 27, 2017

Moment of Truth: Trumpinator or Trump-the-Pussy

As I have written here and elsewhere, President Swamp Drainer needs to get control of the DoJ. He got rid of Comey, which was good, but got Rosenstein and Mueller in response, which was bad.

Meanwhile Jeff Sessions is twiddling his thumbs re the Russia witch hunt. Perhaps Session's recusal was appropriate, but he’s not doing anything at all regarding Swamp Draining. So it appears his support for Trump is a bit disingenuous.  Could it be that he's just an old guard GOPer, who wants to give the impression of being a Trump supporter, but who's real intent is to obstruct progress.? He's done little more than drag his feet, covering his do-nothing intent behind a front of  law-enforcement community boosterism.  Is this the GOP plan, to stall until 2020, when it can then point at Trump’s failures (failures they have enabled by their stalling, wink wink) and then campaign to take “their” party back.? In short, Sessions may just be an anti-Trump “mole” planted in the single most important position with regard to swamp draining, in order to ***prevent*** any swamp draining.
Let me be clear: in the last 24 years the DC political class has gone almost entirely criminal, with the last 13 years dedicated to serial war crimes. In this situation the DoJ, AG, and FBI head, have become corrupted, and turned away from the rule of law to become a shield from the law for DC criminal despotism.
So watch closely what happens next.  Just today I've heard the first mention — though I’ve mentioned this several times over the last few weeks — of talk in the White House about ***recess appointments***.   And the response from outside the White House has been outrage bordering on fury at the notion of such appointments, which outrage betrays their understanding of the consequences, and the justified depth of their fear at the prospect.  We have reached the crucial moment, and I for one am surprised that, as important as this is, I have not seen it discussed ***anywhere*** before now.

The August Congressional recess was scheduled to begin at the end of business tomorrow, July 28th. Because of the health care business, McConnell postponed it for two weeks.  So let’s call the Congressional recess to begin at close of business Friday, August 11th, fifteen days from now.
When Congress goes home fifteen days from now, this country and the world may very well change forever. Go to Wikipedia and look up “recess appointment”. Here’s what you will find:
“…a recess appointment is an appointment by the President of a federal official… while the U.S. Senate is in recess. …
Recess appointments are authorized by Article II, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, which states:
The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
If Trump is the fighter I think he is, then this is what he has been waiting for, ever so patiently these last six months, and why he has not gone on the offensive despite the unrelenting attacks against him.  Notice that the Congress cannot countermand recess appointments. Recess appointments end by expiring, and then only at the end of the following Congressional session. So other than by impeachment, Congress cannot stop Trump from doing this.
So Trump dumps Sessions, purges the anti-Trump prosecutors from previous administrations, and appoints a new FBI head and dozens of fire-breathing swamp-draining prosecutors who immediately start doling out orange jumpsuits. He could — not predicting that he will, just hoping, but he could execute this “nuclear option” — he could lock up virtually the entire Congress on war crimes charges; Neocons for conspiracy to commit war crimes; Cheney, Addington, Yoo, and Bybee to the Hague for torture; Hillary and Obama for Libya.
Control of the DoJ is the key.
The next two weeks will show whether Trump is the real deal, or just another schlub.

Fabulous spectacle!

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