There was good news and there was bad news, and then a new day. On Friday we had the Flynn guilty plea and the passage of the Senate Tax Plan. (It really passed early Saturday morning to be entirely transparent.) Today is Saturday and as the sun shines on this new day we have to maintain perspective and look toward what I believe will be a bright future. Now I’m not trying to sound “pollyannaish”, I’m just looking at the facts. First, we saw the beginning of the end of the Trump Administration. This band of dangerous Grifters is finally going to wipe those arrogant smirks off of there faces as their supercilious utterings fall flat. We will experience the joy of watching them fall one by one as Mueller and his team of relentless experts confront them with irrefutable facts and indictments. In the end we will celebrate as the sickest of them all is forced out of office. The second event of the day left us saddened and frustrated. I, for one, was very saddened that the Senate of the United States had been so corrupted by a bullying majority. The process, ( a misnomer ) this revered body used to write and ultimately pass the tax bill was convoluted and disgraceful. The Republicans sold their souls in an attempt to protect their jobs with total disregard to its impact on the vast majority of Americans or the ultimate fiscal health of the nation. The Republicans have attached themselves to the sickness that is Trump and his supporters, and with them they will go down in flames. That is,they will, if the Democrats can get their act together and do what has to be done at the polls in 2018. Democratic majorities are in reach in both the House and the Senate. If we fight among ourselves instead of focusing our energies on defeating the Republicans we will blow this incredible opportunity. The future is ours for the taking. I believe the momentum is shifting in our direction. But it is up to us to give Karma and momentum a little help.

On this Thanksgiving I am thankful for my family and my friends and the unique opportunity that America has afforded…

Yesterday was a day in which the news cycle was dominated by Mueller’s indictments and his success at turning Papadopoulos into a valuable witness. Today’s news cycle is appropriately dominated by the horrific terrorist attack in New York. The news cycle is fickle and has a short attention span so I suspect the lead story tomorrow will be something different. While obviously I would have to be clairvoyant to predict with absolute accuracy, I do have a prediction.  I have been puzzled by the complete lack of discussion, since the initial Mueller indictments, about Flynn. He was, after all, a major player in both the campaign and the administration. Yet there was no mention of him by Mueller or anyone else yesterday. I believe there is a simple reason for this. I think he has been flipped by Mueller. The fact that his son became a Mueller target created exactly the kind of pressure necessary to convince Flynn to cooperate. I think that this will be announced over the next few days creating the pressure that will perhaps encourage Manafort and Gates to flip. Needless to say Trump et.al. will not take this news well. As many have said over the past few days this is the beginning of the end. No doubt however, we are still months away from the end of the end.

While the Manafort and Gates indictments are important, they may pail when compared to the Popadopoulos guilty plea. This is a foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign who connects the campaign directly to the Russians. The fact that he pleaded guilty might indicate his willingness to cooperate and provide important information. This on top of the obvious incentive for Manafort and Gates to cooperate in order to reduce their potential punishment is a good start. Though today is important, it is just the beginning. This is a process that will take months to bear fruit and create the kind of pressure that will impact directly on the Trump Presidency. Until that time he will attempt to distance himself, obfuscate, deflect and deny. Be patient, our opportunity to celebrate the demise of the Trump Family Grifters will arrive in due time.