Looks like the Nunes memo isn’t going away. I wrote another post about this recently, you can find it here. It’s important to note from here on out that President Donald Trump will do anything he can to end Mueller’s Russia investigation. Anything that seems “unprecedented” and would shock the foundations of liberal democracy doesn’t matter. If Trump believes that pursuing a political course of allowing Mueller to do his job isn’t working, then releasing the memo and finding a way to discredit the FBI and a justification for firing Rosenstein will be the next step on the road to hell (imo).
The Nixon analogy was an almost immediate association with the Trump administration. I’ve written about my reservations with that comparison, specifically because, simply put, times have changed. Nixon did not have state-run Fox News at his disposal, and a Republican controlled Congress is loathe to discipline Trump or curtail presidential power. Trump’s base is solidly behind him. Even some congressional democrats are anxious about bringing this ridiculous POTUS to heel, due to the fact that they are serving states that Trump won.
Nixon failed in his attempt to squash the FBI and save his own hide. Donald Trump is in a much different context, and while there is overwhelming opposition to his tampering with the Russian investigation, there is also overwhelming support for Trump via the anti-immigrant, racist wave that brought him to power and wants to keep him there.
It’s also possible that the Nixon analogy liberals constantly fall upon could amount to a broader strategic failure, ie: a sword to the stomach. For the record, I’m extremely invested in Trump being removed from power, but emotions and groupthink won’t necessarily bring that to fruition. The concept of a #BlueWave rests upon a certainty, and that same certainty facilitated Trump’s rise.
Congressional Democrats seem almost castrated, and their opposition to the lumbering monstrosity in the White House should clue you into what would happen if they were to attain power after the 2018 midterms. The senators and House members have far from coherent minds, because to them it isn’t clear what the lowest common denominator wants. Constituents have blind faith in their senators and representatives, but the governing wing of the Democratic party doesn’t know what is going on.
Nancy Pelosi, yet another behind-the-times, marshmallow-stuffed democrat, has made comments in the past that give rise to serious doubts about their commitments to impeaching the guy-in-chief.
The Nunes memo doesn’t have to be perfect. It just has to provide a vague justification for discrediting the FBI and removing Rosenstein. Once out from under the shadow of the Russia investigation, nevermind how that transpires, his voters will see that as reason enough to believe he has been acquitted in the eyes of the law, even though Trump is manipulating how accountability functions in the US of A.
“But what about the Democrats in Congress?” you might ask. I don’t know. You should ask them. It’s not looking good.