By: Cliff Kincaid
The predawn raid on Roger Stone and his arrest are the latest developments in what is an obvious plan to force President Trump from office or impeach him. On the matter of border security, Trump looks weak and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looks strong. The deal between the White House and congressional Democrats to negotiate over border security measures is a major loss for Trump. He has become toast for re-election because he has disappointed his base. The question now becomes how long he can survive as president.
Let’s review how he arrived at this juncture. Rush Limbaugh on Friday was talking about former prosecutor Andy McCarthy’s view of the current situation. It has finally dawned on McCarthy that Russia-gate Prosecutor Robert Mueller is after Trump. But remember that back in May, 2017, McCarthy, a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, wrote an article for National Review that called Mueller a “solid choice” for Russia-gate. McCarthy, described as one of the nation’s most prominent voices on legal and national security issues, said: “Bob Mueller is a widely respected former prosecutor, U.S. attorney, high-ranking Justice Department official, and FBI director. He is highly regarded by both parties…He is a straight shooter, by the book, and studiously devoid of flash.” Using “Bob” seemed to imply they were friends or associates.
It’s because of this kind of conservative “wisdom” that Trump is now in a mess. He picked too many members of the Swamp to advise him on critical matters.Continue reading