It’s a House bill that so far has two dozen backers, all Dems. It would convene a committee of doctors to present to the full congress a psychiatric evaluation of President Trump in accord with the 25th Amendment—a JFK era amendment.
“Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, who also teaches constitutional law at American University, has predictably failed to attract any Republicans to his banner.
“But the U.S. Constitution’s 25th Amendment does allow for a majority of the president’s cabinet, or ‘such other body as Congress may by law provide,’ to decide if an Oval Office occupant is unable to carry out his duties – and then to put it to a full congressional vote.”
You want a real civil war in this country, one of snipers and other guerrilla action initially aimed at taking out the political and establishment elite? This is the way to get one. Initially, I say, because wars turn messy fast. Especially guerrilla wars.
Via Daily Mail
More leaks to the WaPo, probably from Comey or a surrogate, which is also insurance against Mueller being fired.
“The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said….
“The White House now refers all questions about the Russia investigation to Trump’s personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz. ‘The FBI leak of information regarding the president is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal,’ said Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Kasowitz.”
Undoubtedly illegal, but also of longstanding practice in official, establishment D.C. and now a prime weapon against the anti-establishment President Trump. Who will almost certainly be found by a grand jury to have obstructed justice in firing Comey. Since presidents aren’t indicted, impeachment will be next.
Via The WaPo.
UPDATE: Trump doesn’t need to fire Mueller, says Greg Jarrett of Fox News. He can merely point out the conflict of interest with Comey, the star witness to obstruction, and demand Mueller resign. Staying would violate a DOJ statute ordering investigators with personal ties to witnesses to bow out. Moreover Rosenstein, the Asst. AG who appointed Mueller, can’t be involved in an obstruction investigation because he wrote the memo urging the president to fire Comey. Conflicts all over the place.
Those $400,000 speech fees for Bronco Bama? Clearly payoffs from the ruling class for his eight years of doing something we’re not likely to discover.
To the tune, so far, of $100,000 a year.
“Franklin Delano Roosevelt, revised the media rules in equally profound ways. Like Trump, he feuded with the mainstream media; like Trump, he used a new medium [radio] as a direct pipeline to the people. He also used the government’s machinery to suppress unfavorable coverage, a fate we hope to avoid in the age of Trump.”
“And then there was that time in 1942, when FDR gave a New York Daily News journalist whose reporting he disagreed with a Nazi Iron Cross medal.”
It’s okay when they do it. Especially the principal hero of the modern liberal Dim party.
Via Reason and PJMedia
Wretchardthe cat on why the elites are losing control of the country:
They “lost their mojo by becoming absurd. It happened on the road between cultural appropriation and transgender bathrooms.”
Meanwhile the NFL and NBA, neither of which will put up with gay players, despite what they pretend, is threatening to commit financial suicide over states like Texas and North Carolina refusing to legalize transgender bathrooms.
Not very original, this column by WSJ pundit Peggy Noonan, but a decent (if appropriately partly fake) summary of what Trumpalot faces:
“Normally a new president has someone backing him up, someone publicly behind him. Mr. Obama had the mainstream media—the big broadcast networks, big newspapers, activists and intellectuals, pundits and columnists of the left—the whole shebang. He had a unified, passionate party. Mr. Trump in comparison has almost nothing.
“The mainstream legacy media oppose him, even hate him, and will not let up. The columnists, thinkers and magazines of the right were mostly NeverTrump; some came reluctantly to support him. His party is split or splitting. The new president has gradations of sympathy, respect or support from exactly one cable news channel, and some websites. He really has no one but those who voted for him.”
And us Deplorables will continue to do so and hopefully be enough. She neglected to mention Breitbart News, of course, this former Reagan staffer who actually voted for Hussein. The Internet has never been her thing.
And, likewise, the upstart cable newser One America News Network. But otherwise she summarized it pretty well. Our new executive is likely to be in a constant tug-of-war with all the aforementioned supporters of the Ruling Class. And if the Dims take back the House in 2018, they certainly will find a reason to impeach him. So it’s likely to be a rocky two years ahead and maybe more.
But enjoyable for a deplorable for all that. Let the games begin!