Donald Trump is a millionaire or, if you listen to him, a billionaire. He must have liked to play monopoly when he was a kid. I know I played it once or twice myself. The reason I say this is because he is obviously continuing to play the game. I seem to remember there was a place where you would land if you rolled the “wrong” number, where it had a get out of jail free card. This was for anyone who had gotten themselves in jail, as Donald Trump soon will, I mean, Donald Trump should, would and/or could get there soon, in jail that is.
“Now, but Keith, why would you say that?” you ask yourself.
Well, I say that because Donald Trump has just recently appointed Matthew Whitaker as the acting Attorney General. Matthew Whitaker happens to be the same guy who argued that the Obama administration officials needed to appoint a special counsel to investigate Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server while working as secretary of state and said, quote: “Perhaps the need for special counsel would not be as clear and urgent without the troubling track record Hillary Clinton has had with the truth in this matter.” He, also wrote in a 2017 wrote an op-ed piece for The Hill, where he praised Trump for firing James Comey, the F.B.I. director. He said he disagreed with Comey’s assessment that “no reasonable prosecutor” would have brought a criminal case against Mrs. Clinton. Trump has appointed Whitaker to be the next attorney general and experience and he, Whitaker, has the support of Senator Charles E. Grassley, the Iowa Republican who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Grassley supported Whitaker to be appointed United States attorney in Iowa in 2004 and was pleased with the decision to name him acting attorney general, saying, quote: “I look forward to working with Matt Whitaker as he takes the helm of the Justice Department, a fellow Iowan, who I’ve known for many years, Matt will work hard and make us proud. The Justice Department is in good hands during this time of transition.”
Whitaker will be in the position until at least early next year because the Senate legislative calendar will make it nearly impossible to confirm a new attorney general before the current term ends in December. Whitaker’s is there because Trump appointed him as a “Get out of Jail” free card. Oh yeah, remember, a New York Times article just this past September, disclosed that Rod Rosenstein had discussed secretly taping his conversations with the president and talked about using the 25th Amendment to remove him, Trump, from office.
In a CNN interview in August, 2017, Whitaker offered a situation in which Mr. Trump could try to hobble Mr. Mueller’s investigation behind the scenes by pressuring the Justice Department to cut the special counsel’s budget. He said that situation was “a little more stage-crafty than the blunt instrument of firing the attorney general and trying to replace him.” If you didn’t know then what he would do, you do now.
Whitaker, 49, played football for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. He played in the 1991 Rose Bowl, where he caught a nine-yard pass, and said it was “one of the greatest experiences I ever had as a Hawkeye.” He graduated in 1992 and had once considered moving to Hollywood to make his fortune.
Instead he attended the University of Iowa College of Law. In 2004, he was appointed to be United States attorney for the Southern District of Iowa, a position he held until 2009. He then ran for Senate in 2014, when he campaigned on repealing the Affordable Care Act.
After losing the Republican primary to Senator Joni Ernst, Whitaker became involved in a shadowy business venture in October 2014, joining the advisory board of World Patent Marketing Inc., in Miami Beach, as a paid member. The company charged people thousands of dollars for the service of helping them patent an invention and promote it, but the F.T.C. accused the enterprise last year of cheating people of nearly $26 million. The suit was first reported six months ago in the Miami New Times when the company’s chief executive agreed to discontinue the service in question.
Just 15 months ago, Whitaker appeared on CNN and said that if Mr. Mueller began investigating the Trump Organization, “I think that would be crossing the red line.” In a CNN interview the month before, Whitaker offered a situation in which Mr. Trump could try to hobble Mr. Mueller’s investigation behind the scenes by pressuring the Justice Department to cut the special counsel’s budget. He said that situation was “a little more stage-crafty than the blunt instrument of firing the attorney general and trying to replace him.”
He already looks as if he is a politician to the core and plans to attempt to make his way to the White House, by kowtowing to and grabbing ahold of Trump’s coattails, the same coattails he will give a pardon to, if and when that is ever called for, or ordered by, Trump, our present POTUS, who knows the rules of monopoly, where he means to hold all the cards … eventually … including, of course, the Trump Card.
BTW, I heard a rumor, Melania Trump has just been fired!
May Peace be upon us all, even …. yes … Trump too. anybody can, could, repent, you know?