The Whistleblower Saved Trump From Fulfillment and Impeachment
If the Latin don’t rhyme, there was no crime.
The Republican dodge on impeachment is that no crime was committed, so you cannot impeach the President. Of course, attempts to commit crimes and plotting to commit crimes, and being part of an organization that commits crimes are all criminal offenses. But not in the Republican world of cabinet and lower level grifters and grafters, as well as some Congressmen, perhaps starting with “Moscow Mitch” himself.
Even the President himself, the career master of plausible deniability, is saying in giant font, No Quid Pro Quo.
As in the OJ trial line: “If the glove don’t fit, you must acquit”, I am proposing the new line for no “Quid Pro Quo”:
“If the Latin don’t rhyme, there was no crime.”
Of course, keeping Trump in office and perhaps re-elected is worth billions to his oilgarch backers. They ought to at least give a billion dollars to the whistleblower as his or her fair share. Since the inspector general knows the identity of the whistleblower, it can be transferred discretely.
Who am I kidding? Even if a miracle of conscience and patriotism struck the Senate, then VP Pence would take over, and follow the same corrupt path to oilgarch backing.
Trumps conspiracy beliefs about Ukraine reminds us from the line from Hamlet “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark”.
The admittance of Quid Pro Quo by Rudy, Mick Mulvaney, and now Gordon Sondland reminds us of the Shakespearean line “Et tu, Brute?” From Julius Caesar.
Trump is in such desperate straits though, that “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse” from King Richard seems appropriate.