The press pretends that Trump is the aggressor in the Deep State war on the President.
The deep state war on the President involves people who are supposed to be subordinate to the President actively attacking him. But the media portrays Trump’s use of his Constitutional authority as Trump being “at war with the leadership of his own Justice Department and FBI.” On the other hand, when Congress tries to investigate what these bureaucrats are doing, they claim to have executive authority. In other words, they get to live off our plundered tax revenue while actively undermining our last election.
The Constitution gives Congress alone the power to impeach a President. It doesn’t give that power to any unelected federal employee. And it certainly doesn’t give that independent power to the President’s underlings in the Executive branch!
The Seattle Times reports, “Buckle up’: As Mueller probe enters second year, Trump and allies go on war footing.”
Among the political class, there is a guessing game about whether the special counsel completes its work this summer – sufficiently in advance of the November elections – or presses well past it. The longer Mueller’s work continues, legal analysts said, the more difficult it may be for the special counsel to maintain public confidence, especially with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other administration officials calling for the probe to wrap up.
“You don’t have much longer than 18 months to 24 months to get to the heart of the matter and resolve the things that need to be resolved,” said Robert Ray, who served as independent counsel toward the end of the Whitewater investigation during the Clinton presidency. “That’s about the length of time that public sentiment is with the investigation.”
The Mueller probe has also brought a national reckoning about the boundaries of presidential power. Trump is at war with the leadership of his own Justice Department and FBI, has threatened to defy a subpoena to testify, and even toyed with ordering the firing of Mueller.
“We want to get the investigation over, done with,” Trump said last month. “Put it behind us.”
Mueller – the 73-year-old former FBI director with a hangdog visage and rigid bearing – looms over the investigation but is an intermittent presence in the windowless room in the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse.
Three witnesses who described their experience of being subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury said Mueller was not present for their initial interviews, which instead were conducted by one of his prosecutors standing at a podium – peppering them with questions and presenting the case to members of the jury, who scribbled notes.
The cramped room, complete with inelegant furniture, one witness said, “looked like a classroom from an underfunded junior college in the 1970s.”
The range of witnesses Mueller has called in has been breathtaking. He has interviewed everyone from White House counsel Donald McGahn – at least twice – to Avi Berkowitz, the 29-year-old personal assistant to Kushner.
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