Democracy is toppling because of a con man and raging narcissist who doesn’t want to leave office because he knows he’ll go to jail. I just finished Michael Cohen’s book; Trump is everything we’ve said he is: racist, rapist, misogynist, a–hole, power grabber, bully. He doesn’t believe in God; he has no interest in Evangelical interests; he’s only using them to get more power–just like the Nazis used the Evangelical Christians of their day. He cares nothing about anyone but himself. He’s having his Reichstag Fire. And the concentration camps are already on the border, with border guards being used to “keep peace” on our streets. The Gestapo is being put in place.
Reports are coming out that Trump is getting legal teams ready to push the outcome of the election in his favor. His comments today very much sound like he doesn’t want our votes to count. His pick of Supreme Court justice also looks like it’ll be whoever can kiss his backside the biggest. We knew all along that McConnell’s refusal to allow Merrick Garland so much as a hearing, was all politics and zero principle. He’s proved that to be true.
“Please remember what I testified to Congress, the second time: There is a serious danger that Donald Trump will not leave office easily, and there is a real chance of not having a peaceful transition. When he jokes about running again in 2024 and gets a crowd of thousands to chant “Trump 2024,” he’s not joking. Trump never jokes.”
Cohen also writes,
“The reason the President wanted a new head prosecutor in the Southern District, I knew better than anyone, was so that while in office, he could arrange to be federally indicted. In the event he loses the election in November, he could then pardon himself, as he’s long claimed to be his right. The reason behind that unprecedented and serpentine thinking was that Trump knows perfectly well that he is guilty of the same crimes that resulted in my conviction and incarceration. He also knows that I would be a star witness in that case, and my book a fundamental piece of evidence for his guilt.
“Without the immunity from prosecution granted to the president, Trump will also almost certainly face New York State criminal charges. He would likely be convicted on both the Federal and State charges and face serious prison time. That is Donald Trump’s greatest fear in life, believe me, and if he fails to get reelected, that will be his fate—and he knows it—so silencing me was an essential part of his overall plan to evade the law and avoid that outcome.”
The GOP is going along with it because it’s been their dream for half a century to grab all the power in this country and turn things into their own version of utopia, ie power for big money and corporations, nothing for the rest of us. They don’t care about religion. They only care about their pocketbooks. I’ve watched this for decades, saw it even when I was a Republican myself. No “both sides” crap here. This is what happens whenever reformers start to cause progress: conservative factions try to turn it all back the way it was before. And they often succeed.