Control and Collisions. Bannon has no control in this situation. Zero. None. It is all posturing. A collision has been set in motion but the inevitable crash will not be of the Marvel movie variety. It will resemble something more akin to a naval collision in broad daylight.
It will develop clearly and in plain sight. The trajectory of the collision will reveal itself early and it will unfold with a type of slow motion inevitability. Bannon is looking to martyr himself. What greater act of loyalty could there be than to become a self proclaimed
political prisoner in the name of Trump? After all, if the glory of MAGA martyrdom requires time in the Federal Pokey, who is Bannon to resist. Surely he can’t believe that the Committee isn’t serious about enforcing them? @RepAdamSchiff @RepRaskin and @BennieGThompson
are but a small sampling of Members that don’t look like they are fooling around to me. If Bannon is looking for a proverbial gun fight at the OK Corral he surely understands that @RepLizCheney is the type that turns up for for the fight early and happy? Events are in motion
that will defy the childlike expectation of immediate gratification. Yet, the pieces are starting to move. They are starting to line up and the line of collision is clear. There are miles and miles of open Ocean between the bows of the approaching ships yet already it is too late
for either to alter course. When the collision happens I expect the committee will saw the rickety frigate of low life liars, insurrectionists and obstructionists in half. Only Bannon and his compatriots won’t be tossed in a violent sea, they will find themselves in the
antiseptic stillness of a Federal cell. The United States, at least for a little while longer, is a nation of laws. It is not yet a Banana Republic or a Trumpian kleptocracy in a polygamous relationship with fascists and religious extremists.

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