My favorite living historian nails it:
There is really an inequality of the law. I mean we talk about the elites but think about the array of people who have not told the truth. Andrew McCabe was fired for lying to federal investigators. We don’t know what’s going to happen to him. So far, he hasn’t faced criminal charges but the inspector general said he was lying.
James Comey’s statements about the FISA court and the role of the dossier are not true. James Clapper lied under oath to Congress. John Brennan lied under oath to Congress. Susan Rice lied when she said she did not request surveilled transcripts and have them unmasked.
We know that Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills lied when they said they did not have knowledge of the e-mail server of their boss Hillary Clinton. That’s not even getting into the deception of the FISA court or the way that the investigations went on the email scandal, or putting informants in a presidential campaign.
The second thing, from a historical point of view, we’ve had a lot of wrongdoing by elites and there’s been no consequences. So the American people are not paranoid, they’re saying, the Mueller investigation is going here but they are going after misdemeanors or nothing and here these felonies go completely unaddressed.
Then finally, this Mueller investigation is not in isolation. We had if you remember from the day Trump was elected, we were told that the voting machines were fraudulent, we’re going to sue. Then there was a group, you remember about the electoral college, we had to overturn to the electors and then we went to the 25th Amendment that Trump was unbalanced. And then that didn’t work. Then we went to the emoluments clause. He profited even though his businesses lost a billion dollars? And then we have gone to Mueller.
So there’s a slow motion, if you will, I don’t want to be psychodramatic like MSNBC does, but there is sort of a slow-motion coup to overturn the elections when we should just take a deep breath and say, we have a chance to adjudicate this in the next election and we do not want to destroy over two centuries of American constitutional jurisprudence.
Go here to read the rest. There is a lot about Trump I do not like. His abrupt withdrawal from Syria yesterday, taking our military by surprise, was an example of Trump at his worst. However, Trump has performed an invaluable service by demonstrating how much contempt the ruling elites have in this country for the preferences of the people, expressed at the ballot box in 2016, when those preferences do not coincide with their own. If this Republic of ours dies, they will be the gravediggers and not Trump.