Entering quicksand

Mud now stains the Trump shoes and the cuffs of his tailored trousers as he ventures deeper into the soupy quicksand from which he will not be able to free himself.

Our president wants us to believe that he fired FBI Director James Comey because Comey poorly handled the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Right. White House voices insist that Comey’s firing had nothing to do with the FBI’s ongoing investigation into possible collusion between Trump’s advisers and the Russian government. Uh-huh.

If you believe this, you might be interested in buying some tempting real estate located about three or four miles due east of Mar-a-Lago. (It might be a little wet.)

The pattern is clear. Embarrass the Trump, and you lose your credentials. As Sally Yates clearly demonstrates, however, you don’t necessarily lose your voice.

Our president will discover that Comey’s firing finally has tipped the scales, and a persistent bipartisan chorus now insists on a truly independent investigation and special prosecutor to lead this Russia investigation. All of us deserve to know the truth. Nervous members in both houses of Congress have showed us that they lack the political and moral courage to pursue it in our behalf. We are told that the FBI is the one agency capable of filing criminal charges, and our leader has canned its leader. What now? Will  Trump step deeper into the soup?

He can run, but he can’t hide. Truth, a concept unfamiliar to our president, will prevail.

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