And so the once-unthinkable outcome of someone like Donald Trump becoming President of this country has spawned numerous other unthinkable outcomes, some of the worst of them in recent weeks. Among them:
America’s cruel and wanton abandonment of our allies the Syrian Kurds whose militia fought for five years with American troops against ISIS ;
Attempts by Trump and his corrupt consiglieres to strong-arm the new Ukrainian President into manufacturing dirt on Trump’s political rival;
The physical storming of the chambers of the House of Representatives by a dozen Trump loyalist Republican Senators in an effort to disrupt the House investigation into potentially impeachable offenses committed by Donald Trump.
But, inured as many of us may have become to the unthinkable after two years of a Donald Trump Presidency, the headline that broke in yesterday’s news should have grabbed the attention of every American and shocked us into the danger that our country is in at this moment.
also known as the Mueller Probe,
However, although the Justice Department has begun it's criminal investigation of the Mueller Probe investigators, there's been no announcement of exactly what crime has been committed. Or even what crime is under suspicion of having been committed.
Apparently Barr's investigators have so far been looking into whether the Russia investigators were guilty of political bias against Donald Trump. Which is not a crime. They are also looking into whether the CIA might have somehow tricked the FBI into opening the Russia investigation in the first place. Which is absurd. And William Barr himself went to Italy to try and run down a conspiracy theory flying around that the Italian government was somehow improperly involved in assisting the FBI with the Russia investigation. Which is ridiculous.
The only thing that is clear about this darkly conceived criminal investigation of the Mueller probe investigators is that Donald Trump is using the American justice system as his personal weapon to use against those he considers his enemies.
And that is beyond unthinkable. It is terrifying.