Trump’s unfathomable bizarre behavior proves he is frightened of things the Russia-connection investigations might expose. His “way” of dealing with this threat was also irrational– create a firestorm by firing Comey.
Trump suffers from a level of ego-fed grandiosity past all reckoning. I mean who does this? Who asks for loyalty pledges? F.B.I. Director James Comey refused to pledge loyalty to Trump. He had already publicly rebuked some of Trump’s outright lies and wanted to intensify the FBI’s investigation.
Trump fired him. Then Trump made his surrogates go out to lie about why Comey was fired. Then Trump tweeted a threat at Comey– a naked attempt to bully him into remaining silent. He said he might use recordings if he had them to rebut Comey’s version of disputed points.
At best Trump is insecure, paranoid, brittle, odd-to-ill and jostling between egomania and narcissism. At worst he is literally going mad.
Trump is clearly intoxicated with the power of the presidency but is also clearly unable to grasp the implications of this power. It is far beyond his level of comprehension. It is far beyond his attention span and character.
Trump lacks any governing philosophy past defending his ego at all costs. In this defense of the indefensible he is indulging his power far past the point of abuse.
This fake man, fake president, fake tycoon that we see unraveling retains the power of the presidency though clearly he’s impaired. Trump is a wounded creature. And wounded animals tend to be dangerous.
After Comey was fired by this wounded animal occupying the White House, 20 concerned attorneys general sent a letter to the Department of Justice urging it to immediately appoint an independent special counsel to oversee an investigation.
The letter read in part:
“As the chief law enforcement officers of our respective states, we view the President’s firing of F.B.I. Director James Comey in the middle of his investigation of Russian interference in the presidential election as a violation of the public trust. As prosecutors committed to the rule of law, we urge you to consider the damage to our democratic system …”
Something is going to happen to America and Trump soon.
What that “something” is I don’t know. But you may bet on Trump’s unraveling picking up speed. This question hangs in the air: What will he do next and when will one of Trump’s lashings out prove fatal to himself, his presidency and/or to the country?
Whatever happens next the time has come for Congress to launch an impeachment investigation of President Trump.
The cause for impeachment? Obstruction of justice. The cause? Inability to govern due to mental impairment. The cause? National survival.
We face a president whose whims and conduct prove that he poses a danger to our system of government. Period.
From lying about election “fraud” to firing the FBI director to impede an investigation into our own president’s connection to Russia and Putin—sworn enemies of our nation—there are reasons to worry about this president.
This is past politics. We are talking about national survival.
Even before what Trump dismissed as “this Russia thing,” impeachable offenses should have been charged. For instance consider Trump’s brazen defiance of the foreign emoluments clause, which is designed to prevent foreign powers from pressuring U.S. officials to stray from undivided loyalty to the United States.
To wait for the results of the multiple investigations underway is to risk tying our nation’s fate to the whims of an authoritarian increasingly irrational leader. And Comey’s firing will not stop the inquiries, yet it represents an obvious effort to interfere with the probes involving national security itself.
The ritual of impeachment must be begun. We have an unworthy man for president. He is a liar and a threat to our country. He also seems to be mentally unfit and has already proven he lacks any shred of patriotism. He is an existential danger to the nation.