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Wed May 24, 2017, 01:31 AM

#TrumpRussia - a Debacle From Which the Trump Presidency Will Not Recover

‘RussiaGate’ Has Become a Catastrophic Failure of Leadership — and a Debacle From Which the Trump Presidency Will Not Recover
The Trump-Russia scandal has metastasized quickly and destructively.
By Douglas Blackmon | May 23, 2017

A little more than a week ago, I said on CNN and wrote on Facebook that — based on reporting I’d just completed in Washington DC — it was clear that the controversy surrounding Russian contacts with advisers to President Donald J. Trump and his campaign team was about to become much more serious and much more directly focused on the president himself, and would have deeply troubling consequences for our democracy.

The revelations since then have confirmed all of that, and will be remembered as the point when an extraordinary but perhaps still manageable political embarrassment for the Trump administration mushroomed into the most serious controversy to engulf a presidency since Watergate.

Based on what we know already, and new revelations that will soon illuminate more key events in this sequence, our country faces a dramatic constitutional exigency. This crisis now is directly about the president himself, and one for which — with the firing of FBI Director Jim Comey — he now bears complete responsibility. Bluntly stated, it has become a catastrophic failure of conduct and leadership — and a debacle from which the Trump presidency will not recover.

What I couldn’t say last week was that, earlier on that day, I spent more than four hours conducting Sally Yates’ first media interview since being fired by President Trump as acting US attorney general. With me in the interview was The New Yorker magazine’s Washington correspondent, Ryan Lizza, whose profile of Yates appeared on Monday, May 22. (I have known Yates for more than 25 years, and in February wrote a profile of her for Slate.)

During our interview, and in subsequent conversations in the following days, Yates never disclosed any classified details ..................

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Reply #TrumpRussia - a Debacle From Which the Trump Presidency Will Not Recover (Original post)
L. Coyote May 2017 OP
secondwind May 2017 #1
Alice11111 May 2017 #2
Buns_of_Fire May 2017 #3
L. Coyote May 2017 #5
Demtexan May 2017 #4
WinkyDink May 2017 #6
L. Coyote May 2017 #7

Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:14 AM

1. Lengthy but riveting. A MUST READ.

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:18 AM

2. I hope it defines him historically, that and his sexual predator tapes. Actually, there is more:

Muslim ban, the wall, killing off the poor and elderly, killing the environment, killing public education....

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 02:57 AM

3. The trajectory of Comrade Fatass' administration is clear.

(snip)

There also is no certainty yet that President Trump will be either impeached or choose to resign. But those possibilities, which 14 days ago were almost unimaginable to any informed and fair-minded observer, are now very real. Even if President Trump is able to remain in office through the end of next year, he will have been long abandoned by most serious conservatives in Congress, as the jeopardy of continued association with him becomes clear. Within a few months — and possibly in just weeks — most GOP elected officials will have acknowledged, at least privately, that Donald Trump has become the Republican Party’s greatest liability. No presidency can overcome that.

The collapse of this administration may or may not be swift.

But it is inevitable.


(/snip)

Now the question is how much of the republican party he'll take with him.

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:38 AM

5. Ten days that changed American history might become a mantra about the Trump Presidency.

It all begins with the Comey firing. What a fucking circus these incompetent clowns put on. And, just imagine the crimes we don't know about yet. I am still compiling the events into a mega-thread:

Trump's New Impeachable Offenses: Obstruction of Justice, Conspiracy, Abuse of Power

And I've linked it in dozens of posts like this, so it should have good, enduring search engine rank.

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 03:19 AM

4. His name is already mud.

His presidency is already over.
It was over the night at the airports when the travel ban did not work.
It was over with the protests.
He can cause trouble but there is no respect.
Now his horrible budgets and healthcare bill.
All he can do now is to act like an horrible old man that nobody likes.

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 09:43 AM

6. I'm sorry, but this reporter's "insight" is none at all! It's a long-winded "DUH!"

 

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Response to L. Coyote (Original post)

Mon May 29, 2017, 06:37 PM

7. kick for visibility

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