By now, you all know what’s going on. While we were already doing our tasks to keep America going and while we were enjoying our lives (or at least trying), the foundations on which we’ve built nearly everything in this country eroded much like the PCH in California when they finally got rain. Republicans prayed for rain and got a mudslide. They got their candidate into office, and somehow, their own guy managed to mess with the whole country so bad and at so at its core that even Republicans are furious. This just shows that, in one day, everything we fought for when building this country can be taken away. People say freedom can be lost in one generation. I think it’s clear how much sooner that could happen.
The United States has independent bodies, checks and balances, EVERYWHERE. The idea is basically this: power sucks. The idea is that you need to find anyone who has power and limit that person to the point that they need to confer with people above them, below them, laterally, and people coming at them from all directions in order to ensure that power doesn’t get misused.
By firing FBI Director Comey because the director was looking into anything from corruption to possible treason with quick detours through computer crimes conspiracy, bribery, and aiding and abetting espionage. Trump colluded with the Russians, he’s said he won’t release his visitor logs, he discussed critical intelligence data with the Russians, and he fired the person who was trying to figure out if any of this warrants punishment for him. Frankly, you should be allowed to fire that person, but you should NOT be allowed to fire them when they’re investigating you. Trump says it’s “impossible” to have a conflict of interest. YEAH RIGHT!
So many members of Congress have demanded a special prosecutor. This would be someone so independent that even Trump can’t figure out how to control him or her…yet. I’m sure he’s looking for a way. At the moment, I think the only thing he won’t do is directly threatening such a person. He may, though, use a microphone at many events to say things like “This person is totally isolated. This person has been given total independence. Such a person is in a dangerous position if they conclude something that no one likes. I’m just sayin’.” He may try to say this while discussing that the idea of such a person is against our rules of checks and balances because no one is overseeing that person’s investigation.