Ross: Trump was saved from himself by disobedience
I admit I was skeptical of President Trump’s Tweet comparing the Mueller Report to the final season of Game of Thrones.
But then I read it — it took about five hours. Sure, the beheadings are strictly metaphorical, but it got pretty ruthless in Trump World.
It reads like a combination of an over-researched Bob Woodward exposé and “To Kill A Mockingbird.”
The President clearly felt that he was the innocent scapegoat of a prejudiced political establishment.
The problem was that in his zeal to convince America of his innocence, he started issuing demands which, had they been followed, would very likely made him the second-coming of Richard Nixon.
What saved him was disobedience. More specifically, it was the patriotic disobedience of the lawyers and colleagues who either ignored or defied his wishes so effectively that no records were withheld, and the investigation itself was never obstructed.
He may owe his presidency to the members of the “Deep State” who, in thwarting the boss, saved him from himself.
The report is not conclusive. He could still be in danger. But I think the real danger is for Democrats. They have noticed that this “total exoneration” is dressed up like a ready-made case for you-know-what.
When it happened to Clinton, impeachment led to an approval rate of 73 percent, and a political resurrection.