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CaliforniaPeggy

(150,609 posts)
Thu May 18, 2017, 04:06 PM May 2017

When I agree with Max Boot, you know something big's afoot ...

From today's LA Times Op-Ed:

If Donald Trump is forced to leave office early — a prospect that is no longer as unimaginable as it once was — May 9-16 will become known as the seven days that shook the world.

It is almost hard to remember now the media hoopla that accompanied Trump’s 100th day in office on April 29. Many pundits, myself included, wrote that Trump was normalizing. The past seven days have been anything but normal; indeed, they constitute the most bizarre week of the U.S. presidency since the dark days of Watergate.

Trump's Time of Troubles began with the Tuesday Night Massacre: the shocking firing of FBI Director James Comey. The ostensible explanation was Comey's improper public comments about the Hillary Clinton email investigation, as laid out in a memorandum from Deputy Atty. Gen. Rod Rosenstein. But within two days Trump had blown that explanation to smithereens, admitting he would have fired Comey regardless, simply because he wanted to bring the investigation of his own links to Russia (“a made-up story”) to an end.

The very next day, Trump hosted the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in the Oval Office, producing embarrassing photos of the president yukking it up with America’s inveterate foes. It turns out that he shared with the Russians “code-word” secrets — that is, some of the most highly classified information in the entire government. In the process Trump burned Israel, which had provided the information, and risked exposing an invaluable source of intelligence on Islamic State. The president at first sent his aides to falsely deny what he had done, and then, just as in the Comey case, came clean.
For the good of the country, Trump should resign before our new national nightmare gets worse.



All of it at the link: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-boot-trump-should-resign-20170517-story.html

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When I agree with Max Boot, you know something big's afoot ... (Original Post) CaliforniaPeggy May 2017 OP
This very moment I'm sitting across from my 20 year old son and he asked me if this was normal Kber May 2017 #1
Indeed: "... the most bizarre week of the U.S. presidency since the dark days of Watergate." L. Coyote May 2017 #2

Kber

(5,043 posts)
1. This very moment I'm sitting across from my 20 year old son and he asked me if this was normal
Thu May 18, 2017, 04:22 PM
May 2017

He asked, "is this actually a fucked up presidency or is it just that I'm paying attention?"

L. Coyote

(51,129 posts)
2. Indeed: "... the most bizarre week of the U.S. presidency since the dark days of Watergate."
Thu May 18, 2017, 04:25 PM
May 2017

"There is absolutely no doubt Trump's motive in firing Comey was to eliminate the person investigating #TrumpRussia and to obstruct the FBI investigation. That is criminal action. ...."

Here are the highlights of the past seven days:

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

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