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Are we sure Trump will even be on the ballot in 2020?

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1/ Caveat: This is NOT a prediction. It’s a thought exercise—just as the slew of “what if Trump loses & refuses to leave the White House” and “ONLY BIDEN can beat Trump, if it’s not Biden we’re screwed” threads are.
2/ When I read the Mueller Report—little of which was a surprise to me, as the Russia section mirrors what I wrote in #DirtyRubles & the obstruction was obvious in real time—my first take was: “At the very least, Trump CAN’T run in 2020. He’s been exposed as a crook & a fraud.”
3/ Trump & his minders can tweet in ALL CAPS all they like, and Hannity can shout falsehoods until he’s blue in the bloated face. That doesn’t change the fact that, like, TRUMP COMMITTED CRIMES. Plural. Lots of crimes.
4/ And that’s only the stuff we know about. As AG of @MuellerSheWrote explains, the Mueller Report is but a nibble from one tiny slice of one very large stack of pizzas:
@MuellerSheWrote 5/ Meanwhile, Pelosi/Nadler/Schiff were not arranging the deck chairs these last three months—they were setting up the chess pieces JUST SO. We are about to witness a CAVALCADE of collaborators testifying before House subcommittees.
@MuellerSheWrote 6/ By this time next year, Trump’s crimes will be undeniable to all but the dullest of tacks in the MAGA junk drawer. It’s impossible to have that much smoke where there is no fire.
@MuellerSheWrote 7/ That’s just the Mueller stuff + the House hearings. The counterintelligence investigation continues, and, spoiler alert, it will involve Kushner, Junior & Ivanka. Those three were not indicted by Mueller because there are EVEN WORSE crimes they will be tagged with.
@MuellerSheWrote 8/ No one is really sure where the Epstein business will lead. From what I hear, Bill Clinton will be prominently involved—which means MAGA will chant his name as a sort of invocation to ward off their own mad king’s complicity.

Either way—Trump DID party with the pedo. Often.
@MuellerSheWrote 9/ There are now well over TWENTY credible sexual assault/rape accusations against Trump, BTW.
@MuellerSheWrote 10/ States are passing laws requiring candidates to have disclosed their taxes in order to appear on the ballot. Trump has been shall-we-say coy about showing us his. Will he pull back the curtain to reveal his true net worth & shady benefactors?
@MuellerSheWrote 11/ Then there’s the issue of his health, which is in rapid decline.
@MuellerSheWrote 12/ True, there have been incapacitated presidents before—Reagan, most recently, and Woodrow Wilson, most egregiously. Edith Wilson covertly ran the country for two years after Wilson’s stroke. But neither Reagan nor Wilson were CAMPAIGNING after they fell ill.
@MuellerSheWrote 13/ As @TomJChicago has pointed out, Trump’s balance is shot. He can’t stand up straight. He wobbles when he walks. His gait is tortured. He sits at that desk because he can’t stand properly. His ability to articulate himself has noticeably diminished just in the last few months.
@MuellerSheWrote @TomJChicago 14/ Pelosi has hit upon this in her messaging. She’s giving him an “out.” Trump may not resign the office, but he could decline to run, citing health concerns. That’s something a normal person might do.
@MuellerSheWrote @TomJChicago 15/ The GOP is in a bind. On the one hand, all they care about is remaining in power. They have no scruples & no belief system beyond that. Keeping the White House means jettisoning Trump—the sooner, the better.
@MuellerSheWrote @TomJChicago 16/ On the other hand, the GOP is collectively just as complicit as Trump. They are collaborators. They know the drill. Can they cut the guy loose and avoid the hoosegow themselves? For all we know, that’s what Mitch McConnell & Rupert Murdoch were discussing that day.
@MuellerSheWrote @TomJChicago 17/ If I’m right that Murdoch is not corrupt but just venal, Fox News WILL repudiate Trump. And that will be the end of him. A coordinated message of Trump stepping down for health reasons + Nikki Haley seeking the nomination might sway Fox viewers.
@MuellerSheWrote @TomJChicago 18/ (Haley vs. Biden would be a fucking NIGHTMARE, by the way).
@MuellerSheWrote @TomJChicago 19/ So: we have Russia crimes, obstruction, counterintelligence, his kids getting busted, serial rape, Epstein, tax disclosure, failing health which has been covered up by his collaborators.

That’s quite a GOP platform. Will that fit on a bumper sticker?
@MuellerSheWrote @TomJChicago 20/ With that said, sitting presidents possess enormous advantages when seeking re-election, which is why there have been so few one-termers, especially in recent years. Trump’s overt racism plays well to his hateful base.
@MuellerSheWrote @TomJChicago 21/ GOP states actively seek to suppress the vote, through voter ID laws, gerrymandering, no paper ballots, and so on. The Russians helped before & will again—as Mueller made clear in his testimony. Trump’s defeat at the ballot box is no sure thing.

We have to keep fighting.
@MuellerSheWrote @TomJChicago 22/ Even so, the factors working against a second Trump term are incredible—and will only intensify as we get closer to November 2020.

Will we really re-elect this monster?

Do we REALLY want Barabbas?
@MuellerSheWrote @TomJChicago 23/ Even then, we have an out. Pelosi can hold hearings from now through next November, and formally impeach Trump the day after Election Day.

Nixon won a second term, too. Didn’t help him.
@MuellerSheWrote @TomJChicago Whatever happens, Trump WILL pay for his crimes. So will his collaborators.

WE SHALL PREVAIL!!!

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