Inspection- Trump Can’t Take It

by Ken Carman

 As my radio pukes out more Trump threats to have Hillary investigated again I realize how easy Trump makes it to Inspectionrecognize that classic bully distraction tactic: “Look over there!” Of course, being Trump, the tactic is delivered via his trademark mob mentality, flavored with threats bordering on, “You will stop or we’ll put cement shoes on someone in your family.” Of course that ignores that there are many demanding the investigation continue who might even welcome Clinton in handcuffs at the same time Donnie also heads to prison: even some Republicans. Not everyone fed up with Trump and wanting all this investigated consider her “family.” In fact I’m guessing most don’t.
 Typical black and white thinking from someone who seems paranoid and delusional. And just another sloppy, thoughtless Trump threat that fell flatter than an immigrant tossed out of a plane. Something Trump might cheer, like he’s encouraged those who assault protestors. Trumpsters missing the crucial point here: while there are many problems in this country; problems I’m sure we’d disagree about, the most important “problem” now is Trump himself and his management style which is more akin to a dictator.
 Again: typical. The owner and head of any corporation is more like a dictator than an elected president in a representative form of government.
  But that hasn’t moderated the media’s Trump worshipers and enablers. Hannity offered his usual gratuitous name calling, claiming Mueller is a criminal. Ah, name calling substituting for analysis. Instead he spewed constant whining about what, up until the announcement of a grand jury, has been a rather quiet investigation.
 Meanwhile every day is an investigator’s birthday: Trump even wraps up his gifts up with his usual bluster-based tude. Is Mueller actually finding evidence, as I just suggested? Well, maybe, maybe not. But that’s why, for now, it’s called an “investigation,” not a prosecution. We shall see. But I do wonder if Mueller scratches his head from time to time, asking himself why any possible defendant would try so hard to pre-hang himself in public. If Trump is ever called up to testify in his own trial he will spend that time fashioning his own rope?
 One hopes we don’t have to wait too long to find out. Don’t leave us… hanging.
 By the way I think, at best, Mueller will indict anyone but Trump. Just a gut feeling. Doing otherwise could be one hell of a legal briar patch, and like the fictional rabbit Trump may be asking not to be thrown into the patch. Not that that would be wise, but wisdom and Trump rarely have a damn thing in common.
 Meanwhile Mr. Mueller, even after the announcement of a grand jury, quietly soldiers on. In other words Mr. Mueller is a professional, so the investigation is proceeding as investigations should. Leaks certainly nil to far fewer than, say, Ken Starr’s… whose in his laughable recent interview claimed going beyond Russia was too far. Yes, Mr. Elmer Fudd Starr… unlike your open hunting for anything permit?
 I suspect the grand jury public announcement has Donnie in a rage but makes firing Mueller hard. Yet never under estimate Trump’s ability to Wiley Coyote himself.
 Trump keeps calling it a “witch hunt.” At best, when it comes to an actual “witch hunt” he has no idea. But the Clintons do.
 From The Arkansas Project back in his governor days to the original Republican Whitewater investigation where their own investigator decided there was little to nothing there. “Hey! Let’s start it all over again with a highly partisan hack Ken Starr!” Reminds me of, how many Benghazi hearings? How long was that E-mail investigation? Oh, yeah, stretched out right up to the election.
 If you ever want a perspective on how far Starr: a man unworthy of licking Mr. Mueller’s underwear, was willing to go I highly recommend Susan McDougal’s The Woman Who Wouldn’t Talk
 Could little Donnie stand the 30 plus years right wing Clinton jihad? Could he stand 12 hours scrutiny while testifying? Could he stand those years of Obama having his legitimacy investigated, and all the claims, “You wouldn’t beh-leeeeeeeeiive…?”
  Hell, no: after 7 months he’s already pissing in his little bully panties over one relatively quiet investigation. Mr.Trump, you have proven it’s YOU who has, “No stam-in-nah.”
 I know it’s not a good idea. Like it did for Newt it would probably backfire. But sometimes I do wish for our own less than Mueller-ethical Ken Starr. After all these years of trouble making by Donnie and the right he and his enablers deserve to fall victim to that Klingon curse.

 ”Revenge is a dish best served cold.”

 (Were there ever any Kenya investigators, Donnie, or just one of a million BS bluster-based lies?)
 Are you busy Michael Moore? If not, please promise to be far less “fair” than you have been in your films. And, Mr. President? If true justice is served, be careful. Don’t let your head slam as you’re tossed into the “paddy wagon” on your way out of office.

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Inspection is a column that has been written by Ken Carman for over 40 years. Inspection is dedicated to looking at odd angles, under all the rocks, and into the unseen cracks and crevasses that constitute the issues and philosophical constructs of our day: places few think, or even dare, to venture.
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