President Trump is being backed into a corner. As such, I believe things are going to start getting crazy.
I know what you’re thinking…”Uh, Steve, they have been crazy for over 2 years now. Where have you been?”
Good point, readers. I should have known you would be more astute than that.
Okay, let me rephrase that…things are going to hit the Ozzy Osbourne biting the head off a bat crazy.
All aboard! Hahahahahahahaaaa!
The Trump Train is morphing into the Crazy Train.
Once again, Trump is publicly displaying his displeasure with his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. He blames the entire mess that he finds himself in with the Mueller investigation entirely on Sessions. He was counting on Sessions to protect him (aka quashing all investigations into his wrongdoings). Instead, Sessions recused himself of all Russia related investigation issues.
Make no mistake, Sessions did the right thing by recusing himself. As he was a big part of the Trump campaign, he had no ethical choice but to do so when legitimate (yes, Trump supporters, I said it) questions began swirling about possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. With Sessions own bungling of questions related to his own meetings with Russians during the campaign, whether intentionally misleading or not, the die was cast.
Importantly, I recused myself not because of any asserted wrongdoing on my part during the campaign, but because a Department of Justice regulation, 28 CFR 45.2, required it. That regulation states, in effect, that Department employees should not participate in investigations of a campaign if they have served as a campaign advisor.Department of Justice
Seems pretty cut-and-dry clear to me.
Ever since, President Trump has been publicly berating Sessions, usually through his infamous tweets and sometimes in various interviews, beginning with a New York Times interview in July 2017.
TRUMP: Look, Sessions gets the job. Right after he gets the job, he recuses himself.New York Times
BAKER: Was that a mistake?
TRUMP: Well, Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job, and I would have picked somebody else.
HABERMAN: He gave you no heads up at all, in any sense?
TRUMP: Zero. So Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself. I then have — which, frankly, I think is very unfair to the president. How do you take a job and then recuse yourself? If he would have recused himself before the job, I would have said, “Thanks, Jeff, but I can’t, you know, I’m not going to take you.” It’s extremely unfair, and that’s a mild word, to the president. So he recuses himself. I then end up with a second man, who’s a deputy.
TRUMP: Who is he? And Jeff hardly knew. He’s from Baltimore.
“Who is he?” He’s the guy that you appointed, Mr. President. Don’t you remember your careful vetting and consideration of him?
He followed-up that interview with tweets. Here’s a fun trip down memory lane:
So why did’t Trump simply fire Jeff Sessions? It’s extremely important for a President to have full faith in the people filling the top roles of his administration. If he truly feels that Sessions is the wrong person for the job and is confident in him being in the right, then he should fire and replace him.
In fact, if he’s being honest with the American people and is fully confident in his righteousness, it’s imperative that he fire him. Otherwise, he’s negligent in his duties by allowing a “witch hunt” to continue. Instead, he continues to act like he has no control over the situation, like he, in fact, is not the President of the Untied States and he’s just some poor, helpless victim.
Up to this point, I believe enough people have informed him that firing Sessions is a “red line” that he should not cross. Sessions has a long history with Congress and still has many allies. But, again, if Trump is confident in his innocence and his righteousness in the whole Russia situation, then he should “man up”, take charge, and put a stop to the whole “witch hunt” and let the chips fall as they may.
Instead, he tweets and whines. I really wonder why that is (no I don’t).
In the Fox & Friends interview released yesterday, the subject of Sessions came up.
“The only reason I gave him the job because I felt loyalty…he was an original supporter,” Trump stated.
Mr. President, that is not the basis on which the President of the United States should choose an Attorney General to head the United States Department of Justice. Rather, that sounds like how hirings and promotions are determine in a mob organization. Is that just a coincidence?
So Sessions responded to Trump’s comments and it is being portrayed in the media as “firing back” at Trump.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired back against President Donald Trump on Thursday, saying the Justice Department will not be “improperly influenced by political considerations.” Earlier, Trump attacked him on television, asking “what kind of a man is this?”CNBC
And that brings us up to today.
So why do I believe Trump will fire Sessions now (soon) when he was afraid to before?
Because he’s being cornered. He’s running out of options. He’s getting desperate. He’s waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat and rage tweeting…
It seems to me that things are coming to a head. To where Ozzy Trump is preparing to bite the head off of Bat Sessions.
Yep, buckle-up…we’re headed to bat-crap Crazyland, folks.
All aboard! Hahahahahahahaaaa!