The hallmark of autocracy is unquestioning fealty to the unfailing wisdom and absolute power of the autocrat. If the leader did it, it cannot be wrong. If the leader said it, it must be the law, in a dictatorship. That was the express credo and supreme legal principle of the Nazi regime, “the leader’s word is law” to wit:
After his party-line acquittal in the first trial in American history free of witnesses and evidence, the President’s impeachment “trial” in the Senate, the President exercised his legitimate power to punish the civil servants who had complied with legal subpoenas and testified honestly in the impeachment inquiry.
The purge included the blameless twin brother of Alexander Vindman, one of the officials who gave sworn public testimony that directly contradicted the President’s claim that his 7/25 call to the new president of Ukraine was “perfect” (leaving aside a: what a “perfect call” even means and b: why the only record of the perfect call was hidden in a top secret government server until the Barr-squelched “credible” and “urgent” Whistleblower complaint became known on September 9th).
Although the vindictive purge by the President looked like the act of a petulant dictator, the firings were within the absolute right of every head of the Executive Branch, to purge the ranks of his enemies. No reason to get all morally indignant about that. Purges happen, the law says it’s fine, everyone in the Executive Branch works “at the pleasure of” their boss, the President, as we all know.
A few days later, late the other night, the President tweeted that the upcoming sentencing of his longtime ally Roger Stone was “horrible” and “very unfair”.
All Stone had been convicted of, after all, was loyalty to his old friend while the sick and dangerous Democrats were getting a pass on all their many crimes. Barr’s DOJ, by the way, is conducting criminal investigations into some of these sick bastards, including two sick and dangerous former FBI directors who refused to swear personal loyalty to the President, even when directly asked by the President .
Stone was only trying to help the President by lying under oath to federal investigators about his role in Russia’s sweeping and systematic attempt to help Trump eke out a 78,000 vote Electoral College win over an almost equally reviled opponent in the 2016 presidential race. Where is the crime in that?!!! Being a loyal friend is now a crime?! Stone’s open defiance of the judge’s gag order? He was nervous, because he’s INNOCENT! What don’t you understand about “very unfair” and “horrible”?!
Asked yesterday, after the unabashedly corrupt Bagpiper Bill Barr’s Justice Department modified their own sentencing memo to the judge in the Stone case, based on the President’s sophisticated legal arguments in his “horrible” and “very unfair” tweet, the President was asked if he has learned anything from impeachment. Here is the question and the dumber than a pile of scats fiery red meat response:
Reporter: What lesson did you learn from impeachment?
POTUS: That the Democrats are crooked, they’ve got a lot of crooked things going. That they’re vicious, that they shouldn’t have brought impeachment…
Reporter: … anything about yourself?
POTUS: … and that my poll numbers are ten points higher because of fake news like NBC which reports the news very inaccurately, probably more inaccurately than CNN, if that’s possible, uh, MSDNC, and you’re MS… uh, and if you take a look at NBC… no, I think they’re among the most dishonest reporters of the news.
Case closed. Trump 2020.
The mass media (except for FOX, Breitbart, Der Sturmer and a few other reliable outlets) is the Enemy of the People, some very sick and dangerous people lying about truly great Americans while covering up the crimes of other sick and dangerous Democrat traitors! It is finally almost time to turn the tables and bring justice to these sick and dangerous criminals.
Trump 2020. Say it with me: “Fuhrerworte haben Gesetzeskraft, yo.“
 The investigation into one, Andrew McCabe, was ended shortly after this post was written, with no finding of an actionable criminal charge.