Ex-Trump campaign adviser pleads guilty to making false statement – CNNPolitics

CNN reports that a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI after he lied about his interactions with foreign officials close to the Russian government.

Source: Ex-Trump campaign adviser pleads guilty to making false statement – CNNPolitics

The next few days will see intense speculation about how this will affect Trump personally. But it’s important because the world can now see that Mueller has sharp teeth. But to get to Trump, surely Mueller must go after Trump’s family?

Thoughts?

7 times Trump tried to call off the dogs on Russia – The Washington Post

Even if you’ve switched off politics for the Summer, it’s time to wake up to reality. According to the Washington Post, there’s a growing body of evidence mounting against Trump. It highlights the seven times Trump tried to call off the dogs on Russia.

Source: 7 times Trump tried to call off the dogs on Russia – The Washington Post

The seven examples provides powerful insights into Trump leadership and political skills.

There are probably only three political outcomes:

  1. Impeachment
  2. Trump’s resignation, or
  3. Trump fighting the system and running his full term.

The chances of (3) seems increasingly remote. In the Autumn, it’s increasingly likely that financial support for the US government will collapse, sending thousands of civil servants home.

As for option (2), Trump is used to playing poker and won’t resign unless he family is seriously threatened, probably as a result of investigations into Russia.

This leaves impeachment but for the moment the GOP has been greedily looking out for their best interests and those of their sponsors.

Any thoughts on when the cards will crash?