As several social media users have insinuated over the course of the last few days, there is a belief among the devout democrats that we are in the end game of the Robert Mueller investigation.
It’s easy to agree with them. There just doesn’t seem to be any way in which this extraordinary event could continue long into the future without some sort of chaotic, cathartic explosion of egos in the coming days. There’s too much at stake, and far too much emotion involved on the left side of things for it to end pretty. There will be some sort of chaos; whether it is political or physical will be up to the players on the stage themselves, in Berkeley, Charlottesville, and Washington DC, as well as on Main Street, USA.
One bureaucratic thespian has announced his curtain call today, possibly hoping to avoid the tumult to come.
Top White House officials and sources close to White House counsel Don McGahn tell Axios that McGahn will step down this fall — after Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court, or after the midterms. The president later confirmed Axios’ reporting in a tweet.
The big picture: This potentially puts a successor in charge of fielding a blizzard of requests or subpoenas for documents and testimony if Democrats win control of the House in the midterms. And if the White House winds up fighting special counsel Robert Mueller, an epic constitutional fight could lie ahead.Trending:
A source familiar with Flood’s thinking said: “The reason he can represent both Bill Clinton and Donald Trump is because he thinks these investigators come and basically put a target on their backs, trying to overturn every aspect of their lives searching for a crime.”
In the meantime, the indictments of Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort have begun rattling the cages of those involved in #RussiaGate, sensing that Mueller’s major moves will no longer be a distant event on the horizon.
Of course, the left is hoping to time any further interference for the midterm elections, seeing a path to impeachment in a congressional majority.