With the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the matter of Donald Trump, Russia, and the 2016 election, could we be on the verge of seeing the complete downfall of the illegitimate president and his administration?
Former Florida Republican Congressman David Jolly certainly thinks so, and he didn’t mince his words when he appeared on The 11th Hour With Brian Williams Wednesday evening, telling the host:
“It is remarkable Brian tonight how many Republicans support a special counsel once the decision has been made. And I think we’ve watched that. Listen, view this thru the short lens. The short lens, this is actually win-win. Democrats get the investigation that they think is right for the country. Republicans have an opportunity to put the investigation over here in this lane and then say okay now we get back to legislating.”
But for Trump, Jolly quickly added, the appointment of Robert Mueller is very bad news:
“But in the long lens. Donald Trump is done. He is done. There is no question about that. He’s done. Look at what happened in the first hundred days. Director Comey, one of the top law enforcement officers in the country, makes memos of every interaction he had with the president of the United States. Tonight, Rosenstein comes out in the brief two or three weeks he has to make an impact and says, we need a special counsel. That is historic in terms of a hundred days of a new president.”
Also, the future looks dismal for both Trump and the GOP, Jolly concluded:
“So the legislative agenda. They have the opportunity if they can right the ship on this. Right? But if not, we are looking at eighteen months before Democrats likely will take control of the House and then you have a sitting president who last we saw was in 1992 when George Bush, forty-one was challenged by Pat Buchanan. If Trump decides to run for reelection, I think you see a primary.”
Trump leaves soon on a trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Vatican City. But the distance of miles will do nothing to make the scandal around him abate.
Here’s David Jolly on MSNBC Wednesday night: