It didn’t take Trump long to panic and try to deflect the heat from himself after Robert Mueller’s bombshell Russian indictments, but what Trump is too inept to realize is that he just publicly admitted that Russia interred with American democracy, even after months of denying Russia interfered at all. Trump is also subtly deflecting the Russian “campaign” issue back to years when Obama was in office.
Trump says: “Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President. The results of the election were not impacted. The Trump campaign did nothing wrong – no collusion!”
It’s important to point out that Trump’s claim that the election “was not impacted” is laughable. Why? Because that has yet to be determined.
Trump went on this little meltdown after learning Robert Mueller announced that he’s indicting thirteen Russian nationals, as well as three Russian organizations for a scheme devised to alter the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in Donald Trump’s favor.
While this news is massive on it’s own, everyone is missing the overall implications this has against Donald Trump himself.
First of all, Robert Mueller – and everyone working the investigation in anyway – has just protected themselves from being fired. Now that a grand jury has ruled that Russia really did in fact try to rig the election for Trump, there is literally no scenario in which Trump can fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at this point. He would be hanging a giant “guilty” sign around his neck if he tried. Not to mention, Republicans have the midterm elections to worry about, so there’s no way they would allow Trump to start firing people at this point.
Bill Palmer points out the more important issue that everyone is overlooking: “Why has Mueller indicted anyone he’s indicted up to this point? It’s been entirely with the aim of getting those individuals to cut plea deals and provide evidence against bigger fish. This will be no different. These Russians will all get a chance to cut plea deals of their own, if they can provide evidence against the Americans they were working with. With thirteen Russians indicted today, one of them will hurry up and be the first to cut a deal, because the first person always gets the most lenient deal.”
Donald Trump is sadly mistaken if he thinks the Russians won’t be spilling the beans with everything they know.
As of this afternoon, most Americans now know that Donald Trump’s presidency is most likley illegitimate. Rod Rosenstein made it a point to say that these indictments do not prove that the Russians were successful in altering the outcome of the election, only that they tried…but that’s a long topic for another article.
What happens next? Trump’s approval ratings will likely plummet and when they reach the 20s, even Republicans will be done with him. Why? Because they want to reelected this fall. From here forward, every day remaining in Trump’s time in office will be about the bombshell that Robert Mueller just dropped. This doesn’t end well for Trump.