- Aug 11, 2011
- Basic Beliefs
- Peace on Earth, goodwill towards all
Well, he’s been impeached twice. Unfortunately, people voted along political lines.Drag its feet?
Not hardly. Things in DC do not move fast. At all.
The Watergate scandal took over 2 years to investigate—impeachment proceedings took nearly 2 years! It ended as quickly as it did only because as despicable as Nixon was, he had a great deal more honor than Trump. Not to mention, mental competence.
What you mean is that the Watergate scandal took only 2 years for 40 government officials to be indicted and some of those jailed and the president himself to resign in disgrace. There were consequences back then. The Trump scandals started with the head of the FBI being booted from office for failing to end the Russia investigation. The Mueller report identified prosecutable crimes and made clear that the president was indictable after leaving office. The January 6 riot was the first attempt by a sitting president to overthrow our government, but it wasn't the first time that Trump engaged in prosecutable crimes. Maybe there will be charges now, but what about the other crimes? Frankly, I don't see the sudden interest of the DoJ any more than trying to look busy while buying time to for more handwringing and dithering.
DOJ was fairly hamstrung while Trump was in power—and he obviously had and still has minions there.
All of these investigations are meticulously thorough and actual testimony is being made public. Those who are not cooperating have been called out today. If evidence is not meticulously, scrupulously gathered and presented, recorded and made public.
Speed is not our friend. If this work is hurried, we risk not making an irrefutable case—and we need this to be irrefutable. We know for certain that there are people who don’t/won’t believe the testimony and there are those who support Trump regardless of the veracity of testimony. If the people do not support charges and support convictions-none of this will matter.
Yes, the works is different than it once was, only 50 years ago.