Enter the Weasel: Donald Trump and Justice Denied

by Glenn R. Geist

Using a metaphor can be a sneaky way to color a statement and I don’t want to be sneaky, but watching Trump’s familiars squirm and writhe and twist like it’s 1960 and he’s Chubby Checker makes it hard to avoid thinking of worms and weasels and leeches and things that wiggle out of traps – or try to.

It should be amusing to listen to Alan ‘The Snake’ Derschowitz or Trump’s consiglieri John Dowd (who defies comparison to any fauna I can think of readily.) It should be — but it isn’t. Seems we’re back to the Nixon years when it was argued that if the president has a valid purpose behind his transgression of the law, it’s ipso facto legal. Or as Nietzsche would have said if he were a Republican:

“What’s done out of political expediency is beyond good and evil”

Only of course he didn’t, because it isn’t.

It doesn’t take a great mind like Nietzsche to understand that this is carte blanche to do anything a president damned well pleases. It doesn’t take much of a mind to see that this is the antitheses of where the law has been heading since the Magna Carta and is hardly a founding principle of American Democracy. But no, we’re “Ignorant and Arrogant” arrogates Mr. Dowd, esq. because a……

“…….president cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [Article II of the Constitution] and has every right to express his view of any case.”

Enter the weasel. We’re not talking about expressing his view. We’re talking about obstructing or putting an end to a legal investigation of the president and associates by a law enforcement entity, not a comment. If this is legal, than anything Trump does is legal and the overwhelming conclusion is that we have a government of Trump, by Trump and for Trump, and Democracy has perished from the Earth.

Of course it’s not retroactive! Obama was not above the law – just ask J. Beauregard Sessions, nor was Bill Clinton as we were reminded ad nauseam, but don’t ask in public where anyone can hear it. Offending an absolute dictator is really not safe. Ask George Washington.

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6 Responses to Enter the Weasel: Donald Trump and Justice Denied

  1. Caroline Taylor Reply

    December 5, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    You mark what I say Trump will fire Mueller when things get too hot and he won’t care about the consequences.

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      December 5, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      He will do that or he will create a huge distraction like war with NK.

  2. Timmy Mahoney Reply

    December 5, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Enter the fucking weasel! Perfect Herr Geist. Perfect.

  3. Glenn R. Geist Reply

    December 6, 2017 at 9:32 am

    Apparently, the search is closing in on Trump’s role in laundering billions for Russian crooks. Mueller has apparently subpoenaed Deutsche Bank, already fined heavily for doing that. It’s now obvious why he fired Preet Bharara who was investigating that bank. Trump’s special relationship with Deutsche Bank sounds strictly criminal and the argument that he’s above the law may be more whistling in the dark.

    One of the crookedest men in America.

    • Roberta Reply

      December 6, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Trump’s sycophants are claiming there was no subpoena. This means there certainly was.

  4. Bill Formby Reply

    December 6, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    I swear, reading all of this reminds me of watching the news about the Mafia investigations. Even if they cannot be directly be connected to collusion Trump has to go somewhere. There is no distinction between the Trump group and other organized crime groups. They should be able to use the Rico Act to swoop them all up. Trump is John Gotti down to his core and probably should end up sleeping with the fishes.

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