As we watch Trump’s closest legal counselor marched off to serve a three-year prison term, the world wakes up this morning with the understanding that the president of the United States is the oligarch of an international criminal enterprise.
Aside from larger questions of implicating the entire sitting US government — and the American people, generally — in his well-documented crimes, there is this: Unless he or she already is working with Robert Mueller to document ongoing criminality for future indictment by the Justice Department, anyone who does the president’s bidding — anyone who “just follows orders” — should logically expect, sooner or later, to be indicted as Trump’s criminal co-conspirator. Who else but an absolutely irresponsible, power-hungry, no-holds-barred, “damn the torpedos” person will take the position as Donald Trump’s chief of staff — or, for that matter, will continue to hold any US cabinet post?
Or maybe, lacking qualified volunteers, Trump will decide a “very stable genius” like him doesn’t need office or department managers — only people who unthinkingly follow his orders.
Perhaps his powerful and wealthy political party will decide to support him in this — much in the same way Senate Republicans decided the country didn’t need a Supreme Court justice in 2016….. Or the same way it is deciding today to pass over the wealth of good, strong judges and stack the US federal courts with less-than-qualified Republican candidates at record speeds, virtually ensuring a long legacy of slap-dash, narrow-minded one-party justice in the United States.