The first member of Congress to endorse Donald Trump, has been indicted on insider trading.
The second member of Congress to endorse him was just indicted on campaign finance violations.
The deputy chairman of his Presidential election campaign, has pleaded guilty and testified against the chairman of the campaign for money laundering, etc.
The chairman of the President’s election campaign was then found guilty on eight different counts of financial crimes. He will likely spend a few of his good years left, behind bars. Meanwhile, he’s still on the hook for millions of dollars to a Russian oligarch, so there’s that…
Then the President’s personal lawyer fixer, and the finance chair of the RNC, just pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations. In doing so he explicitly implicates the President himself in the criminal conspiracy. The President of the United States is now a de facto unindicted co-conspirator in this case.
The political pressure on each of the individual members of Congress in the best future, is going to change dramatically. Many more will now be called to denounce, or impeach the President of the United States, because the idea that we have a sitting President who has been directly linked to a criminal conspiracy, doesn’t tend to sit well with most Americans. They like to think they are working to support a society built upon the idea of law. So, when the corruption gets so rank that you can even smell it upwind, people finally start to speak up.
But, will the blatant ass-covering from the Republican Party stop now? Can the Democratic Party resist the temptation to feel smug and superior, and that they aren’t just a susceptible to a similar fate if they aren’t careful?
More importantly, what happens to Donald Trump’s behavior now? Who is keeping him away from sharp objects and Twitter accounts?
And most importantly, what’s going to happen to Donald Trump’s already swollen and fractured ego the moment he realizes that he just did something he has always wanted to do, publicly get away with a crime and suffer no consequences.
And the icing on the cake? A few hours later, we are treated to an arena full of his supporters chanted and screamed, “Lock her up! Lock her up!” to the political opponent he had two years ago.