Donald Trump and his administration are embattled and opponents of Russian Agent Orange look at every revelation that comes out, substantiated or not as the final smoking gun to lead to his impeachment if not actual eventual arrest… slow down, Son.

The wheels of justice are very very slow when it comes to the rich. High priced lawyers, who not coincidentally bill on a hourly basis, are experts at dragging out litigation for years. This covers civil as well as criminal cases. They file motions upon motions upon motions upon… you get it I hope… when delay is advantageous to them, and lest we forget we are nowhere even close to the FBI concluding its investigations.

Once the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) come to some type of conclusion, that will trigger the process of actually forcing the politicians through their various judiciary committees to move forward. Keep in mind this is all politically motivated and do not think that a Republican majority House of Representatives and Senate will move forward with any type of quickness to actually move against their own party president, no matter how bad and obvious the situation looks to so many of us.

This is going to take a while. public perception and opinion matter, and could have an effect on the overall result, but do not look at anything happening quickly, specially while you have one party in control across the board. The threat of mid-term elections, which are still 18 months away, may have some effect on moving investigations and proceedings along but just understand that process is much slower than the information we are forced to publicly process on a nearly daily basis.

Optics vs. Proof

I know that opponents of this embattled president feel like every day is Christmas. It all seems so obvious: his administration’s collusion with Russia, Obstruction of Justice with the firing of now former FBI Director Comey. It may all very well be as it seems, but how it looks (optics) are quite different than the burden of proof required to remove a person from the highest governmental office in the United States. A smoking gun is not only gonna be required, but so is “proof” that he intended to do something wrong.

The president of the United States has broad discretionary powers and no matter whether something looks un-presidential or wrong, does not mean that he does not have the actual legal rights to commit such acts minus the mens rea (the intention or knowledge of wrongdoing that constitute part of a crime, as opposed to the action or conduct of the accused aka “guilty mind”). An acting president, is almost always going to be given the benefit of the doubt, at least along political lines and currently that favors Trump.

Our patience for a scandal, as a nation, will be tested, because the process will take time. The rich and powerful have resources unlike the rest of us. Politicians are literally the lawmakers of this nation, and historically do not side against their own. I understand that opponents of this president are encouraged by the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a Special Prosecutor. They should be, but do not confuse that appointment as any indication that this will be over anytime soon. When it comes to the rich and powerful, the wheels of justice turn at their pace.



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