Bias and liberal CNN decided to take a one-year pole about the President. While the results were a mixed bag (we expected it to be set up that way.) one man stole the show. Mark, the small businessman, may have exaggerated his faith in Trump, but his message was clear. Voters don’t trust mainstream media or the political swamp known as the old establishment.
Mark, as well as MOST of the panel, agree. Trump’s first year has been full of progress and weeding out the corrupt remains of the Obama administrations. While the CNN network is the one who set up this panel as a “review” of the President’s approval, I don’t think they expected Mark’s response.
Yes, right, it’s just one guy and he’s exaggerating for effect. (I think.) But it’s a reminder as Mueller moves towards Trump’s inner circle that congressional Republicans have a major, major problem on their hands if the special counsel finds anything incriminating Trump himself. Not every Trump supporter would go as far as CNN’s panelist here but some would, and those people won’t tolerate any effort to remove Trump from office. Paul Ryan could conceivably find himself stuck between 20 percent of the electorate that adamantly refuses to punish Trump for something he’s been credibly accused of and 80 percent that adamantly insists upon it. That’s a recipe for an electoral wipeout when the 20 percent comes from your own party.
The odds of Mueller discovering anything linking Trump himself to collusion with Russia remain low, I think. The odds of linking him to some other type of wrongdoing seem not quite so low. “I’m told that Mueller’s team is rooting around inside Trump world more deeply than is publicly known,” wrote Mike Allen of Axios. WaPo, meanwhile, reports that “multiple people familiar with the probe say investigators are examining Trump’s conduct leading up to the firing of FBI Director James B. Comey and whether that conduct constitutes obstruction of justice.” Ryan could wake up next month or next year and find Trump’s been accused of obstruction or of some crime from his Manhattan real-estate days and suddenly he needs to decide whether it’s impeachment-worthy or not.