I know a lot of folks are asking this of you these days and, as the ever-worn saying goes; hear me out. For the party whose elected leadership resoundingly rejected Mr. Trump as their candidate during the Republican primary and reluctantly accepted Mr. Trump as their President elect, this might possibly be the best-case endgame for them and all of us.
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that Mr. Trump appears to be slowly sinking into, what I would guess to be, the first of many political & personal quagmires that will come to identify his Presidency. on Jan. 10th, CNN broke this news:
“Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multipl US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN.” – CNN.com Jan. 10, 2017
That last part means the folks that leaked this information to CNN are members of the Republican Senate who have been briefed on the classified information. In December, long-time Republican leaders, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R- SC) pushed hard for a bi-partisan special committee to look further into the allegations and reports being put together by US intelligence agencies. Both have sinced back off as it has become clear that the Republican leadership would not be apointing any such committee. However, if the allegations of potential incriminating information come to light and are true, they may not have a choice.
The outcome of such a committee in combination with the potential truth to the conceivable blackmail by a hostile foriegn government, of a sitting US President due to incredulous and shady business deals, would land Mr. Trump squarely in the impeachment seat; and that would be the very best scenario for the Republican leadership holding the power in the US Congress and Senate today.
It honestly should come as no suprise to you, no matter what your political leanings, that Mr. Trump is a loaded, lit and loose cannon. That may have been appealing and refreshing to you two months ago or even now but I assure you, it is going to stop be refreshing and become all but rancid in your mouth within the first year of a Trump Presidency. Forget his rouge twitter account or his poor attitude towards anyone and everyone. I assure you, this man will face an impeachment hearing lead by his own party at some point in the next four years because, simply put, his is incredulous.
The best case scenario for conservatives and liberals alike, but most of all the conservatives, is the removal of Mr. Trump as soon as possible from the Presidency of the United States. Not on the basis that they don’t like him: No, nothing nearly so trivial. On the basis that in the near future, it will come to light that he has already or soon will commit fraud, perjury and/or compromise himself against the position of power he has been elected to (If it hasn’t already). That simply can not stand but more importantly, and to the point, the unpredictable and untrustworthy leader of the most powerful party in the nation will no longer stand in the way or serve as a distraction to the Republican leadership.
The party that now controls both the Senate and the House will also resoundingly control the executive branch with a longtime insider they can trust. Vice President Mike Pence has served the Republican Party for 17 years. Elected to congress in 2000, he served there until 2013. In 2009, Mr. Pence served as the chairman of the House Republican Conference and in 2013 became the Republican Governer of Indiana. “A Christian, a conservative and a Republican”, Mr. Pence is not off the wall candidate with unpredictable political leanings. He is a stalwart party member and next in line for the US Presidency; should Mr. Trump find himself removed from office by the party that put him there.
Logical speculations could lead us to the conclusion that Republican leadership is not only very aware of the deeper implications against Mr. Trump but called off the demands for an independent committee in order to bide there time. Prior to Mr. Trump’s inauguration, there are no strategic opportunities for removing him from his office. In fact, awaiting his inauguration before delivering the hammer blow could explain the rushed and casual approach being taken with cabinet nominees; why jump through the hoops if they are all fired in the coming months anyway. It may even explain Mr. Trump’s continued preoccupation with bullying, bad mouthing & bitching on twitter while avoiding his pre-presidency duties because as he stared dumbfounded at the election results on the evening of November 8th, he knew in his tiny heart of hearts, there was no way he was going to ever see that Oval Office.
UPDATE: June 4th 2020 – I was wrong. He is bullet proof.