Will the Senate get a backbone to correct this? I doubt it.
But if the current situation continues there will not have to be a motion to protect Mueller. Mueller is taken out of play.
Trump has a direct pipeline to the investigation since Whitaker is only his mouthpiece and tunnel rat into Mueller work so he can move at this own pace. This could be to wait until the Mueller report is sent to him, rather than Congress, and stir the southern border to activate the Snookered Army.
What do you think?
And Trump has said he will decide issues that arise.
The Military is assigned the southern border. Due to posse comitatus, they cannot engage in law enforcement activities and yet...
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Trump's Snookered Army, making their way to the southern border.
Is this Trump's strategy for getting the military involved in a firefight so that he can assume martial law or some other maneuver that hastens his power grab?
However, they have strung concertina wire which I see as a function of law enforcement. Marching in place waiting for orders?
Today Trump issued orders authorizing the display of weapons and firing with lethal force.
Today General Mattis countermanded those orders. And has said, as of now, he had not received formal orders.
Trump this morning labeled the 9th Circuit as ‘Obama’ judge.
Justice John Roberts shot right back with “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges,” Roberts said in a statement. “What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.”
The flashpoint was November 7, 2018, when Trump recalled Jim Acosta’s press credentials
A Trump appointed judge reinstated them.
Trump immediately established new rules for all Washington press corps.
Follow-up questions will be not allowed. While seemingly innocuous they will have the effect of stifling the freedom of speech.
The turf is marked off.
The Constitution defines the rules of engagement.
Now, will the Armies show?
Trump will. He has spent two years maneuvering to get to this place.
It appears the Supreme Court and therefore the courts are joined.
The Fourth Estate is already in the battle and they are spoiling for a fight.
The military has fired the first salvo in standing up to the Commander in Chief.
The big question is, as it has been all year – where is the United States Senate?
Trump has tangled them into knots of ineffectiveness all year.
As I have postulated, I think there are Senators who depend on the stipends offered by Trump’s supporters.
Why has Senator Rand Paul, who was anti-Russia suddenly determine Russia was playing nice after his trip to Russia? There are others.
Other senators have also softened their stance.
Also, Trump has his 30 million or so ‘allies’. These allies are ‘his base’. his "Snookered Army".
They have silenced a few people and encouraged them to lie down their arms and cease their opposition to Trump.
In some cases, this was accomplished by threatening force.
Trump has laid out his positions.
He wants control of :
The executive branch and the Senate (he lost control of the House in the November mid-term elections), and the Judicial Branch.
He has appointed 2 Conservative Supreme Court Justices and 29 of the Courts of Appeal and 5 District Court Judges. There are a total of 179 Judges on the Courts of Appeal and 673 district court judges.
Don McGahn served as Trump‘s White House Counsel and was primarily responsible for the appointments Trump has made to the federal bench.
Trump’s pretentions have him controlling the federal courts but even his recent appointees such as Kavanaugh have ruled against his actions.
Two REALLY BIG ace cards Trump is using:
The Senate is starting investigations into Comey and Clinton (you thought 2016 had moved on?). I have not seen this on the official calendar as of this writing but keep your eyes open.
Trump is preparing to use (if he hasn’t already done so) a neat spy tool that Saudia Arabia is using on it’s malcontents.
This spy tool is called “Pegasus” and was “the creation of a highly secretive, $1 billion-valued Israeli surveillance dealer called NSO Group.”
This " tool is able to silently hoover up private information on a target iPhone, from WhatsApp chats to emails and can spy on people via their smartphone’s camera and microphone."
The Saudis have used it on a well-known dissident. Ghanem Al-Masarir
Ghanem Al-Masarir Thomas Brewster Forbes.com
is a YouTube comic and satirist based in London.
A question is: Will Trump rape his dissidents and journalists using this tool?
The relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia is coming into the open. Trump has remade the players in the Mid-East to line up against Iran. Will Iran and Russia be strong enough to hold off Israel and Saudi Arabia.
What is the United States place in the re-alignment?
If Trump is somehow taken out of the picture in 2020 where does this leave the world?
An issue arising from the ascendence of 'strong men' is "What happens when they are overthrown?
I expect in the coming days we will see even more swords being brandished and flames coming from the mouths of each party until there is one huge pile-up on the steps of the Supreme Court. The diversion.