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Wasserman writes: "Like Nixon in the last days of Watergate, Trumputin has begun to twist in the wind."

Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort. (photo: Zuma Press, Inc./Alamy)
Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort. (photo: Zuma Press, Inc./Alamy)

How Long Till Trump Is Done?

By Harvey Wasserman, Reader Supported News

17 December 18


ike Nixon in the last days of Watergate, Trumputin has begun to twist in the wind.

Let’s count some ways:

• The mighty GOP stone wall is starting to crack.

• Its only black senator, Tim Scott of South Carolina, helped kill a major Trump court nomination and says he’ll oppose any more avowed racists, pretty much wiping out Donald’s gene pool.

• As Trumputin and the Saudis feast on Jamal Khashoggi, even some Republicans have been sickened by this brazen mafia hit on an established American journalist.

• Enough GOP senators voted to derail funding for the Trumputin/Saudi holocaust in Yemen … a vote that may mark a major turn against the global empire (with special thanks to CodePink!).

• That vote shades the assumption that not enough Republican senators could ever vote to convict in an impeachment trial.

• They all face a tsunami of felony indictments spewing from upcoming House hearings, a Hallelujah chorus of fleeing Trumputin associates, endless self-incriminating tweets, a mentally deranged who-knows-what-he’ll-say-next “Individual 1,” and so much more.

• The “cancer on the presidency” has spread, with major investigations into every cavity of the Trumputin corpus, from Cohen to Flynn to Maria Butina to Roger Stone to Paul Manafort to the Party machine to the NRA to the Inauguration, the transition team, the administration itself, Mar-a-Lago, 666 Fifth Avenue, Trump Tower, and so much more.

• The likelihood of “espionage” as outlined by RSN founder Marc Ash will likely escalate to treason as the alleged president of the United States continually puts his own interests and those of his mob boss ahead of those of the country he was hired (though not really elected) to serve.

• New York’s incoming attorney general, Letitia James, says she’ll pursue an entangled web of state-based felonies where White House pardons have no weight.

• Starting to rumble is the sleeping volcano of Trumputin’s 1300 shady real estate transactions with Russian oligarchs since the 1980s, through which Donald illegally laundered the billions he needed to escape gargantuan debt and numerous bankruptcies. (Hear author Craig Unger and attorney Ted Vaill discuss this on my Green Power & Wellness Show at

• Reader Supported News has published a San Francisco Chronicle op-ed from Representative Jackie Speier (D-SF) at last detailing some of the underworld dealings that have left Trump in Putin’s debt and offering hope for a deep Congressional dive into Putin’s death grip on Trump’s personal finances.

• Outright fascist attacks by lame duck legislatures in Wisconsin, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, and elsewhere have branded the GOP as a hate-democracy junta with zero concern for Constitutional guarantees or the electorate that did not vote for them.

• Heartbreaking, shameful, inexcusable reports of the de facto torture and institutional murder of innocent children at our southern border have taken global disgust and horror over this administration’s utter contempt for human compassion to a whole new level.

• The wobbling stock market has signaled that our multi-trillion-dollar student-corporate-medical-housing house of debt may be poised to crater in ways making 1929/2008 look like minor tremors, especially in light of Trump’s insane global trade spasms.

• The intense hate-nature hostility of the Trumputin fossil/nuke dinosaur against all things ecological is hurtling the human race toward planetary extinction at a pace that makes the disintegration of our life-support systems ever more tangible. The departure of the utterly corrupt Ryan Zinke will do nothing to change that. His replacement will be equally crooked.

But Nature does, after all, bat last.

The Trumputin madness will get worse. Donald will do anything to stay out of prison, no matter what the cost to the planet or the rest of us.

But the survival instincts of our species are strong, and the pushback mounts by the moment.

This endgame will be a WILD ride.

Stay tuned …

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+72 # Concerned Citizen 2018-12-17 14:39
He never should have run for public office! Funny, that he really thought his lies and BS would be any kind of match for the wrath of the American people when they wake to the truth.
+47 # 2018-12-17 15:22
This one really made me chuckle! Trumputin
is a beautiful new word for the times. Shades of Rasputin! How do you do it? Right on Sluggo! Continue to shed some light on this "tangled web we weave....."
0 # HenryS1 2018-12-17 16:00
Despite all this, he will probably be re-elected in 2020, and his cancer of cronies will grow at the heart of the US Government for many years to come.

The worst is yet to come. Certainly for us, less clearly, perhaps for Trump. What was once a swamp is now a toxic waste SuperFund nest of corruption in Trump's Washington DC. There is no one left anywhere near the top with any semblance of any ideal of public service. Just corrupt rich people siphoning away as much as they can steal, or sell for bribes.
+7 # chapdrum 2018-12-17 16:23
Longer than we think. Then there's his wrecking crew of a cabinet; what about them?
-7 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-12-17 16:36
According to this brilliant video, Trump was done in Feb. 2017, just a month after his inauguration. We've been hearing Wasserman's refrain over and over now for two years.

Someday Trump will be done. But I doubt it will be any time soon. The reason is that those who want to push him out are so idiotically incompetent -- the corporate/CIA media, congressional democrats, and remnants of the Hillary cult.
-4 # Jaax88 2018-12-18 14:08
Rasko why don't u just quit with your Russian propaganda? U* get nothing but red ink here. And your Russian sponsored trolling has been exposed.
+2 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-12-19 08:39
What exactly was Russian about my comment above? Or are we now in the world where everything you don't like is Russian? Red ink means people disagree. That's pretty normal in a discussion of controversial topics. People disagree -- is that Russian, too?
+2 # Dale 2018-12-18 10:06
Perhaps in 2020 we will see a final Twit along the lines of "F**k all you traitors, wanton feminist whores, Islamic terroirs, Mexican rapists...I quit!
+8 # tclose 2018-12-18 22:14
This is a good list, with Trumputin twisting in the wind. What is missing though in this list of travesties is his horrific shredding of the foreign policy of our once great nation: pulling support for NATO, supporting autocratic regimes while stiffing long term allies, engaging in trade wars, failing to support human rights globally, getting snookered by both Jong Un and Putin, performing dismally on the world stage, etc.
+3 # sashapyle 2018-12-20 10:38
I have no doubt this Administration is headed for total implosion. The sad part is that our ability to sustain life on the planet may quite literally have become an impossible fight by the time thinking humans get any semblance of control over environmental policy. Nothing, I repeat NOTHING, could be as important as this, and yet people are still flipping out over hairstyles, tweets and bribes. Get some perspective, people.
+1 # chapdrum 2018-12-20 12:09
[quote name="sashapyle "]I have no doubt this Administration is headed for total implosion..."
"Interesting" that Congre$$ clearly does not care about the blowback if/when that occurs.
+1 # Sir Morien 2018-12-20 19:14
Wasserman's list is accurate enough...who WOULDN'T want to agree with him?!?? However, we are in a chaotic historical moment where parameters that used to be of service have become obsolete in so very many ways. For instance, these guys keep moving the goalposts every time they are about to lose (or to stand a benefit if they move). Just look at Mulvaney's Janus-speak about trusting Trump to see how these folks grow a second head to spout out polar opposites to their other one! And those old patriarchal senators and judicial activists are smelling themselves so deeply right now that they are actually intoxicated with their own scents of power.

Sorry, but we MUST play the long game on this one as well. Even if Trump goes down, there will be two-Pence to pay for it all. Remember
history and Gerald Ford??? PARDON ME, I didn't quite hear that response...

I'd absolutely love to join the festivities, but it ain't gonna be over til it's truly over!

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