Rich Procida: To argue that he actually wants the Democrats to begin impeachment proceedings against him is utter hogwash and everyone knows it, including Nancy Pelosi.
Lance Simmens: Under the current leadership we as a nation have lost our ability to lead, our moral compass is damaged or maybe just simply missing, and our destructive capacity is unquestioned while our proclivity under this administration to use it should scare the hell out of any rational human being.
Richard D. Wolff: He keeps the spotlight on himself. He postures as serving America at foreigners’ expense: the bully, tough guy working for our side.
Ted Vaill: My prediction: he will resign as Special Counsel shortly after he completes two years on the job, and testify, whether or not Trumputin wants him to or not.
WJ Astore: Trump’s win—and continued tolerance of his bullying, boastful, and bellicose manner—give the lie to the decline of masculinity narrative in America. Why does it persist, then?
Lance Simmens: If we do not address the current unbalance we run the risk of creating a modified form of government that is the result not of thoughtful consideration but childish recrimination.
Steve Hochstadt: His ability to get away with every possible form of cheating is part of his appeal, because he is cheating the establishment, the elite, the “deep state”, the “them” that is not “us”.
John Peeler: impeachment is only on the table should the House Democrats decide they want to make a symbolic statement.
Dan Embree: First I’ll declare an emergency! Then I’ll have special powers to keep the mill from turning. Next I’ll promise to stop it, then issue a deadline, then a one-year warning. Then we’ll see what happens.
John Peeler: So now, with his threat to close the border and impose new tariffs, Trump is putting himself on both sides of the issue, effectively allying with Democrats trying to sink the new agreement, even as he keeps trying to get it passed.
Lance Simmens: To merely ascribe to Trump the attributes of a con man is to underestimate the calculating and devious nature of his being.
Ted Vaill: Bharara speculated that Barr might have wanted to have imprinted on people”s minds: “no collusion…no obstruction”.
Dan Embree: AG Jeff Sessions enjoyed your “total confidence” until his recusal revealed him to be “mentally retarded” and a “dumb Southerner” – the very traits you were counting on to save you.