by Shelton Bumgarner
I keep seeing chatter from people online about something big happening on Friday vis-a-vis Mueller and inducements. The interesting thing is it’s coming from intelligence community people online.
It makes you wonder what they know and who they think will be indicted. Given the purview of Mueller’s investigation, it makes you think that maybe it’s someone big. Someone really big, like Don Jr. Or maybe even Jared Kushner.
Whomever it is, it would be someone so big that things could come to a head pretty quick. Like, Trump starts to fire and pardon everyone he feels he needs to pardon to survive. One thing is, I continue to think not only has the distance between what the public knows to be true and what the House Democratic leadership is willing to do has grown to an unstable distance, I also believe that the conditions are for actual violence to occur from the Right. I could see a scenario whereby someone whack job blows up, say CNN or The New York Times once the impeachment process begins, then Trump turns around and uses that as some sort of Reichstag Event.
Or, put another way, the country is tearing itself apart in a macro sense, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since before the Civil War. One thing I would like to observe, however — the big difference between the late 1850s and today is the military. If there was some sort of crisis as impeachment began to pickup steam, the ostensibly apolitical military might be the thing that keeps the country together in the end.
Maybe not in the way we would prefer, but they might just do it.
Rather than people leaving the military for individual states like they did during the Civil War, if there was some sort of legitimacy crisis on the part of the Federal government, it’s likely the military would setup a junta of sorts for a few months to let passions subside. That, in fact, might be the really strange manner in which we actually slip out of what seems like a pretty inevitable civil war. The military simply won’t allow that to happen and in exchange, civilian control would end for a time being.
But anyway, back to the matter at hand — whatever may be about to happen, the IC things they have a heads up. For them to be so excited, it probably means someone, somewhere in the Mueller office has been gossiping with the IC.
I still, however, have my doubts that anything at all will drop Friday.
We’ll see, I guess.