Fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker (File)
I spoke with Austria’s Radio FM4 and London’s Monocle 24 about Donald Trump’s firing of Jeff Sessions and naming of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General — a step, borne out of anger and frustration, trying to contain and possibly halt the Trump-Russia investigation of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
I think Republicans are uncertain as to what’s happening. For fear of angering Trump’s base, they won’t come out and say anything against the President. At the same time, they know that Trump is unpredictable, they know things can turn very quickly.
And they know that if Donald Trump moves against Robert Mueller, it will be greater than the Constitutional crisis of 1973, when Richard Nixon tried to escape Watergate.
Listen to Monocle 24’s The Globalist from 36:20
We’re beyond Nixon now because Donald Trump does not believe in any checks and balances in the US Government.
Let’s be clear here. Trump is not operating like a normal President. He’s operating like the head of a business. He believes the courts do not have the right to stop him. He certainly believes the media have no right to stop him. And he believes that his own agencies don’t have the right to stop him.
So why should he believe Congress has the right to stop him?