Speculating Wildly: Little Kremlin-on-the-Potomac

Vanity Fair reports that Comrade Stupid is considering firing Jefferson Beauregard ‘Stonewall’ Sessions III and replacing him with his favorite minion, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt:

“Perhaps most consequential for Robert Mueller’s investigation, sources said Trump has discussed a plan to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions. According to two Republicans in regular contact with the White House, there have been talks that Trump could replace Sessions with E.P.A. Administrator Scott Pruitt, who would not be recused from overseeing the Russia probe. Also, as an agency head and former state attorney general, Pruitt would presumably have a good shot at passing a Senate confirmation hearing.”

Pruitt would take over supervision of Robert Mueller from Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, and he would surely fire Mueller if Comrade Stupid asked. Regardless, Mueller would need Pruitt to approve subpoenas and whatnot, and Pruitt could make it impossible to continue the investigation.

So, the calculus for the Orange Menace is pretty straight forward. Fire Sessions > Install Pruitt > smother the investigation without firing Mueller > use the final report as toilet paper when tweeting.

Getting fossil fuel fetishist Scott Pruitt out of the EPA would be a good thing (but dawg only knows Comrade Stupid can find another pollution enthusiast to replace him), and getting noted racist JB’S’S3 out of the Justice Department would be a good thing, too,  but this isn’t a scenario that makes me happy.


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7 Responses to Speculating Wildly: Little Kremlin-on-the-Potomac

  1. roket says:

    Yes. A politicized Justice Dept is just exactly what we need. Let the purge begin.


  2. Redhand says:

    Pruitt!? Incredible. T-rump must be truly desperate at this point. I have a hard time imagining the political shitstorn that would ensue.


  3. 9thousandfeet says:

    Trump can handle and withstand Mueller’s investigation with moves like this and complete air cover from that subsidiary of Trump Inc. formerly known as the US Congress.

    The only upcoming threat to the continued advancement of the fascist/theocratic agenda that cannot be handled by combinations of skillful agitprop, media manipulation and a sycophantic congress is the possibility of this electoral “tsunami” in the mid terms that now has the Dims giddy with anticipation.

    Trump (who is ignorant but no stupid – not the same thing) knows this, and is purging the “disloyal” players as we speak. Should the mid terms go the way we all hope they go, I don’t think he’s going to quietly acquiesce to the traditional and orderly transfer of political power which traditionally has accompanied such outcomes.
    He’s already said he feels no obligation to abide by election results he “suspects” might be “flawed”, for crissakes, and let’s not forget that even if the election does “flip” Congress, the GOP will still hold control for a good while as a lame-duck entity, and any laws they pass, or emergency declarations they support, will still have full legal effect.

    The more this shitshow unfolds, the more convinced I become there will be no way out of this without a full-blown constitutional crisis such as the modern era has never seen.

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  4. IM Rowpog says:

    He WANTS to fire JB-Cubed [ ,,, the little boy with three generations of hatred and entitlement tattooed on his soul since baptism,] it’s just taking him longer than he anticipated to train the parrot.


  5. paul fredine says:

    hey, why not. pruitt destroyed the epa why not give him a shot at burning down the justice department.


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