Trump Is Creating a True Constitutional Crisis…

 (Evan Vucci/AP)
(Evan Vucci/AP)

 

Given what we are seeing under the corrupt leadership of DJT it is becoming questionable whether we can survive in tact as the democratic republic founded by our Founding Fathers.

But to blame our national disgrace and corruption just on Trump would be grossly unfair. The GOP, under the stewardship of Moscow Mitch McConnell is as corrupt and unethical as Trump has ever been. Perhaps they are worse. They have knowingly enabled and encouraged the Dotard because of their own lust for power.

It’s worth stepping back and stating in plain language just how profoundly President Trump is corrupting our political system right now. Several new media analyses take a stab at this — see this CNN piece or this New York Times take — by correctly suggesting that Trump’s total defiance of oversight poses a massive challenge to our constitutional order.

But they aren’t quite grappling with the magnitude of what we’re seeing. That’s only half the story.

So let’s try it this way. Trump is not merely staking out an absolute refusal to cooperate with any and all lawful subpoenas, on the deeply absurd grounds that the House’s impeachment inquiry is illegitimate, as the White House counsel has argued.

Rather, Trump is adopting that stance while simultaneously claiming the absolute right to bend large swaths of the government toward his goal of rigging the next election on his own behalf. Thus, Trump is declaring absolute authority to use extraordinarily corrupt means to avoid facing a fair election next year, while also declaring total immunity to any and all congressional efforts to prevent him from rigging that election, or even to hold him accountable for it.

he upshot of this, then, must be that Trump’s explicitly declared position is that he is constrained by no existing legitimate mechanism of accountability.

Trump’s next moves in the coverup

Now the New York Times reports that Trump and the administration will likely take new steps to prevent testimony from an enormously important witness: William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine.

The texts released by Democrats show that Taylor twice objected to a direct quid pro quo in which Trump held up hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to extort Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky into helping him corrupt the 2020 election on his behalf.

Trump and his consiglieri have undertaken a long-running plot to press Zelensky to undertake “investigations” to magically produce “evidence” validating a conspiracy theory undercutting the confirmed fact that Russia sabotaged the 2016 election to help Trump, and bolstering a fabricated narrative about invented corruption on the part of potential campaign opponent Joe Biden.

Taylor could speak directly to his reasons for believing, or even knowing, that the administration was using that hundreds of millions to leverage Zelensky. Yet as the Times reports, Taylor might not end up testifying unless he quits the State Department to elude efforts to block him.

Right here is a good point to interrupt the article.

If it wasn’t perfectly clear before September 2019 (even though it should have been) it sure as hell ought to be crystal clear now that Trump is by any definition a criminal that cannot be trusted to be honest and forthright on any issue. Trump is very much a narcissist and is interested ONLY in Trump. Truth is of no importance to Trump. If something, anything, serves Trump’s purposes and make him look good it IS, by virtue of being pro Trump, the “TRUTH”. Even when it is NOT. Which as you know is the majority of the time.

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Les Carpenter

Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Corrective Exercise Specialist working with those over 50 years of age. Currently work at Prime Fitness located in The Enfield Senior Center, Enfield CT. Semi retired and enjoying life in the semi fast lane with my lovely bride and super grandchildren!

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