a reply to: Grambler
I don't know why anyone would assume that Trump wouldn't destroy evidence — he's shown absolutely no reluctance to covering up for his misdeeds.
It's a moot point in this case though. The consensus for some time has been that a sitting president cannot be indicted, even if the Democrats take
the House (which quite possibly won't happen), I don't think he'd be successfully impeached for this and there's almost no chance of him being removed
by the Senate if he was impeached.
On the topic of "why doesn't everyone use this strategy from now on," I hope that sane conservatives supporting Trump realize that other people will
hold the office in the future, including people they're going to take serious issue with.
Trump's campaign manager, the guy who basically picked the VP, was at the very least, secretly trying to leverage his position to dig himself out of a
multi-million dollar hole with foreign oligarchs closely tied to the autocratic leader of an adversarial nation whose intelligence services hacked the
other campaign's manager and the candidate's party.
He was promising high level positions in the new administration in exchange for personal loans.
Trump's personal lawyer and fixer was of course the crooked pos that everyone has always said he was. We've learned that he paid to silence women with
whom Trump had cheated on his wife and that after the election, he immediately started soliciting anyone who take his calls, offering up access to the
The chief national security advisor from the campaign turned National Security Advisor was knowingly lobbying for another foreign country, including
writing WSJ op-eds, and getting paid through a cut out to disguise what he knew was criminal, not to mention unethical, activity. Allegedly he was
plotting to take a multi-million dollar payment from the same foreign government for what appears to have been an extralegal extradition.
Transition team member and then deputy national security advisor, a Kissinger acolyte and in recent years, frequent Putin fawner, lied to Congress and
was forced to withdraw from her nomination as Ambassador to Singapore.
Campaign co-chair Sam Clovis got a position at the USDA and was nominated to the agency's top scientific post despite having absolutely no scientific
qualifications. Unabashed cronyism. He withdrew from consideration and resigned from the USDA rather than face questions at a confirmation hearing.
Vice chairman of the Trump Victory Committee and inaugural committee vice president Elliott Broidy, who pleaded guilty to political bribery in 2009
and had cut a multi-million deal to lobby for Russian bank VTB in 2014, and his convicted pederast partner/aide to a foreign leader, George Nader
(who also had the support of Bannon and Kushner btw), where getting massive deals from the UAE and Saudi Arabian governments in exchange for their
efforts to influence the administration, including American foreign policy in regards to Qatar.
I could keep going but with just the above, hell with just Manafort, what a staggering amount of malfeasance, corrupt and criminal behavior from these
people in Trump's inner circle and close orbit. And the lying. My God the lying.
Nobody can blame the "FBI agents who were praising Hillary and bashing Trump" for any of that. There's no claiming that any of it was some sort of
"deep state" "entrapment." It's not "fake news" from the "failing" anyone. These aren't figments of CNN's imagination and no amount of cryptic "Q"
bull# fan fiction crumbs can pile up to hide it.
And yet, it all gets smushed together and dismissed with just that "everything is a plot against Trump and anyone who is critical of Trump is part of
a conspiracy" strategy. Like why are we talking about FBI agents and Hillary Clinton in this context?