By Robert A. Vella
It must have been a very dark Sunday yesterday at Mar-a-Largo and in the White House as President Trump watched Scott Pelley interview former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe for two full segments on CBS’ 60 Minutes show. Although the details of the interview were widely published last week including on this blog, there is something more tangible and perceptible about watching a face-to-face conversation than simply reading written text. Also, it certainly reached millions more viewers.
As predictable as a flatulent cow, Trump lashed out today in angry responses. I will not cover that here because it is irrelevant.
For the American people, and the weight of public opinion they wield, the McCabe interview added more exposure of Trump’s collusion with Russia on top of what has already accumulated. Regardless of what the government does in response, or what the criminal justice system does, or what the judicial system does, the indelible image of this president as a corrupt operative of Vladimir Putin and as a traitor to his own country has been branded into the American psyche. The only thing that matters now is whether or not the United States, as a constitutional republic and democracy, can survive this crisis.