by Shelton Bumgarner
It definitely seems as though Trump and his ilk are not taking this situation seriously yet. They see it as just another scandal to bat away using the Stormy Daniels playbook. And, honestly, they have every reason to believe this to be so. There simply is not — and will not be — the political guts on the part of the House Democrats necessary to do anything about this situation. Add to this that Republicans are either silent or rationalizing this whole thing away and Trump’s second term consolidation of power is all but assured.
But should this crassly illegal situation begin to get some political momentum in an existential manner, be prepared for some pretty astonishing things to happen. The biggest one is Trump is going to dox the whistleblower on Twitter.
Trump won’t stop there. If Trump feels even the slightest hint that this story is getting traction, he will not only dox the whistleblower, he will dox the poor guy’s entire family. Trump will “joke” that maybe MAGA should show up at his house and break his legs.
This will, in turn, happen.
And still nothing will happen. So Trump will, in effect, get someone murdered. There will be a 24 hour news cycle of people being upset on Twitter, but the damage will be done. Trump will never resign and the Senate will never convict him.
Trump see this as a sign of weakness on the part of the opposition. He will purge and pardon his way through his second term.