Those who attempt to defend the clearly indefensible have no moral, ethical, intellectual or political standing, and even less of a future.
No amount of tribal rationalization, dodging, ducking, denying, deflecting or whatabouting will change the facts. Donald Trump is a serial felon, a traitor and an existential threat to our country.
Facts? Are you saying the facts are established, Paul?
Yes, I am. The salient facts are clearly established. We know this, 1) because Trump has admitted all of it, and 2) because of hard, physical, undeniable evidence that leaves no doubt about his actions even as his ultimate motives remain unclear.
Trump stole documents with premeditation and criminal intent. He lied about it. He lied to the FBI about it. When lawfully ordered to return the documents, he refused. He then engaged in a shell game of document boxes, returning some, retaining most and moving and hiding the remainder.
Many of the stolen documents involve the highest and most sensitive levels of national security, including nuclear secrets. His actions have crippled the effectiveness and endangered the lives of our intelligence community. Our allies will never again trust us and we have given aid and comfort to our enemies. This high treason has created a clear and present danger.
Trump was aware of the depths of his criminality and his legal peril. He conspired with his “body man” (whatever that is) and at least one of his attorneys to hide and/or destroy documents.
Boxes of our nation’s most strategic and volatile secrets were stacked on a ballroom stage at Mar-a-Lago, even as public and private events continued at the resort. The contents of some of these boxes spilled out onto floors, much as intestines might spill during meatball abdominal surgery.
This is not a witch hunt. It is not a hoax. It is not fake news. And the facts are not “politically motivated.” Facts don’t have motives.
Those who attempt to defend the clearly indefensible have no moral, ethical, intellectual or political standing.
They have no dignity. They have no self-respect. They have no respect for the intelligence of others. And they have even less of a future.
Please keep in mind we haven’t even gotten to Jan. 6 or election fraud yet.
But we will.