This is a must-read from the Independent. It reports that Donald Trump will probably resign over a constitutional crisis caused by his son-in-law and son, citing the prediction of a leading professor of law at Columbia University. Professor Philip Bobbitt describes the President’s resignation as a consequence of his family members being prosecuted as “the likeliest possibility.” The article explains that emails released by Donald Trump Jr show that he met with a Kremlin-based lawyer last summer, along with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, the Republican campaign’s then chairman.
Source: Scandal of Donald Trump Jr’s alleged Russian collusion will force his father to resign, Columbia law professor predicts | The Independent
The bottom line, according to this analysis is Trump senior will resign rather than see his son and son-in-law risk jail.
Whether it’s impeachment or resignation, the net seems to be tightening. But so far, the GOP are toeing the line. Surely, Republicans want to come out winners?
As Dr Alf suggests the plot thickens and the dangerous practice of letting your offspring and son in law get involved in official business is beginning to threaten the Trump Presidency which in many ways looks like a dynasty with the “King” at the top being run by a “Baron”(acting as the real “King”( Jared Kushner),a young “Prince”(Donald Jr) and the “Princess in waiting” (Ivanka) ready to take over the throne when the “King” has stepped down or gone back to being a television mogul.
No-one in America voted for Kushner ,Ivanka or Donald Junior and no-one could have conceived of the idea of the President living his ambitions for his daughter vicariously into the political process as if he had established a Royal dynasty.
Americans probably thought that they had dispensed with this sort of thing in 1776 when they officially broke away from British imperial rule and became a Republic but under Donald Trump it has been recreated minus the Crowns and court intrigue.
I see a Pence Presidency on the horizon and a wider Middle East war leading to further trouble so the good professor from Columbia University may well be right.
Trump’s sons cannot look after the Trump Corporation’s business interests from a prison cell so the price of that not happening might well be the end of the Trump Presidency,its replacement with a Pence Presidency and the preparation by Trump of Ivanka for the bigger role in 2022 or 4 more years after that.
In this way Trump’s political ambitions can be realised vicariously whilst his desire for self aggrandisement and bombast can manifest itself in new business ventures and opportunities to make television programmes and films.
Hope dies last