The interesting thing about the fiasco involving Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is I think it’s a set up to trap President Donald Trump. I have no proof but in today’s new world of no evidence assertions being acceptable I may have a legitimate case.
The New York Times published what many are hyping as a bombshell story purporting that Rosenstein wanted to secretly record the president in hopes of proving he is unfit for office and invoking the 25th amendment. In short, the 25th Amendment deals with ways to remove a president if he is deemed “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office…”
Knowing President Trump’s volatile nature when others question his ability, my theory is this was a ploy by those in Washington, DC who will stop at nothing to oust President Trump. I think they are trying to goad him into firing Rosenstein so they can then mount an obstruction case.
Remember, Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate President Trump for collusion with the Russians to steal the 2016 election. After 16 months on the job Mueller has not found a shred of evidence to prove such a thing but has indicted two fringe players on the Trump campaign team for crimes committed 10 years ago not associated with the campaign or Russians. With results like this perhaps Mueller should consider another line of work.
It seems the anti-Trump politician prefers to do their dirty work through accusations without evidence from decades past.
The fact this story came to life right after Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, cut a deal with Mueller seems curious. Equally intriguing is the story came on the heels of the New York Times guest editorial from an anonymous person in President Trump’s white house claiming his administration is trying to stop President Trump.
If President Trump fires Rosenstein, I am wiling to bet the Democrats will claim the firing is to stop the Mueller investigation because the next Deputy Attorney General can shut down the probe. They will claim it’s obstruction of justice right before the mid-term elections. How convenient.
Those Republicans who hate President Trump more than the Democrats will gladly join the fracas – especially if they lose seats in Congress and the Senate. That means another year to two years of special investigations, uncorroborated accusations, and an incredible amount of wasted time.
That also means less attention to the economy, the wall, immigration reform, trade, and defense. You know, the things we supposedly elect our politicians to focus on versus destroying each other.
Rosenstein has denied the story and says it’s inaccurate. I wonder if he now believes in Fake News?
The irony is rich. The drama is over-hyped. The distraction is just another episode of “As the White House Turns.” But the reality is our political leaders are not doing the work of the nation. They all need to be replaced.
I was never in favor of term limits for Congressmen and Senators but my view as changed after watching the slop we call political leaders in Washington DC. I agree we need a Convention of States as outlined in Article V of the U. S. Constitution.
Article V gives states the power to call a Convention of States to propose amendments. It takes 34 states to call the convention and 38 to ratify any amendments that are proposed. I seldom, if ever, propose signing petitions but I’m so disgusted with these politicians that I suggest we all support a Convention of States.
In reality, whomever occupies the White House for eight years cannot create nearly as much havoc as a politician in his or her seat for 30 to 40 years. It’s time they all go home.