We begin our summary with the usual stuff of reality teevee programming: Comrade Preznint Stupid is once again creating a lot of drama. Today’s drama is that he is floating firing Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard ‘Stonewall’ Sessions for, well, what exactly? As always, it’s hard to follow The Russian Usurper’s thinking. Maybe if I look at his twatter feed…
Yesterday, Comrade Preznint Stupid said:
…and this morning, Stupid says:
…and then follows-up by adding:
…and concludes (for now) with:
Get a room boys, and have make-up sex. Jeeze…
This is NOT normal — this is his own appointment. Also/too: if he’s gonna fling the country into (another?) political crisis on a whim, wouldn’t you think he’d just fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller? Sure, he’d have to fire several people until he could find someone as craven as Robert Bork (from Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre), but certainly one exists.
Sad Trump phone banker
And as we yesterday, Axios reported that he was considering hiring notorious cousin-marrying former mayor Rudy Giuliani to replace sessions (Rudy has since popped that trial balloon), today the rumor is that Comrade Preznint Stupid would appoint Ayatollah Ted Cruz, the Zodiac Killer.
“Replacing Sessions is seen by some Trump associates as potentially being part of a strategy to fire special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and end his investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin to influence the 2016 election … Trump could order Rosenstein — and then Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand — to fire Mueller. If they quit instead of doing so, he could appoint an acting attorney general who would. Trump could also appoint an acting attorney general with them in place — effectively passing over Rosenstein and Brand — and order that person to remove the special counsel. … Another scenario is that Trump could make a recess appointment, said University of Texas School of Law professor Steve Vladeck.
“Under that plan, Trump could choose an attorney general during the August recess who would serve until the end of the next Senate session, which could be early January. That person would have the same authority as someone who is confirmed by the Senate … Among the names being floated as possible Sessions replacements are Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and former New York City mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, according to people familiar with the conversations. … Trump, though, continues to let Sessions twist in the wind. One person close to Trump said the president asked him about how firing Sessions ‘would play in the conservative media.’ Trump also asked him whether it would help to replace Sessions ‘with a major conservative,’ the person said.”
Of course, the Senate would be glad to be rid of (the son of Kennedy assassin) Ted Cruz (wouldn’t we all?) and certainly Hair Führer would fire him eventually. So we would be rid of Sessions and Cruz? Win-Win! (except for the interim, of course).