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Mueller is starting to turn the Republican tide

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I have been criticized for being too optimistic about how soon the Trump crisis (as I think history will refer to it) will end.  So I might be wrong here.  I will make my case and you can see what you think. My “exhibits” are all drawn from diaries on Daily Kos that were published April 11, 2018 — one day after the FBI no-knock raid of Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen.  Combined, they all suggest a change is happening with Republicans. I hold no illusions that it’s based in actual principle more than career considerations and other forms of self-interest.  The raid was a bold move on Mueller’s part, a show of strength.  Republicans respond to strong moves, force of will.  That’s how they got Trump in the first place. But it is still a positive development towards saving American democracy from Trump:

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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