Donald Trump’s modus operandi of threats and intimidation isn’t translating to his new job as POTUS 45. While those tactics may work with his immediate staff, it isn’t working with the FBI, and it doesn’t appear to be working with the Senate either.
One would think after the backlash Trump received for firing former FBI director James Comey, he would have learned and adjusted his conduct accordingly, but he who believes he knows everything, has nothing to learn.
In what seems a transparent attempt to test the water, POTUS 45 put word out that he is considering firing yet another former FBI director Robert Mueller, and it is not boding well. Mueller was hired by the justice department to oversee the special counsel investigating Russia’s role in the 2016 election, and whether there was collusion on the part of the Trump campaign. In addition, several of Trump’s associates, including his son in-law Jared Kushner, are under investigation for possible financial crimes.
It has been confirmed that Mueller is now also investigating Donald Trump for obstruction of justice, an impeachable offense.
Trump is a paragon of guilt…or so he appears. Would an innocent man burden himself with an investigation? Possibly, but not in the way Trump is. He isn’t concerned that Russia undermined our democracy, but he is riddled with anxiety that it is under investigation. The day after Trump fired James Comey, he welcomed Russian officials into the Oval Office, along with their press, telling the officials that firing that “nut job” Comey eased pressure from the investigation.
It appears Donald Trump also has lost the confidence of the Senate. On Wednesday, with a vote of 97-2, the Senate approved new sanctions against Russia and, more importantly, gave Congress the power to restrict President Donald Trump’s authority to ease or end penalties against Russia.
Donald Trump has insulted and offended virtually every leader in the world, the exception being Vladimir Putin. Trump heaps praise on him, and Putin is now reciprocating by attempting to discredit James Comey on Russian television.
Putin is now offering Comey political asylum in Russia. Perhaps his offer would be better served if it was directed to Donald Trump. We know Trump has hobbies to keep himself busy in Russia.