Welcome to the day you’ve all been waiting for – one of the days you’ve been waiting, at least. Today is going to be the busiest day yet in the takedown of Donald Trump, and based on where his head is right now, he’s not remotely prepared for what’s going to hit him over the next several hours.
For starters, the House Judiciary Committee is sending document requests today to more than five dozen Trump-related people and entities, including Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump and Jared Kushner. These are not the kinds of “requests” that can be ignored or easily worked around, and so Trump’s family members will have to quickly decide whether to turn over evidence that incriminates him (and likely themselves), or to risk getting busted for not turning it over. But that’s just part of what’s going down today.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings publicly informed the White House on Friday that if he didn’t get the John Kelly and Don McGahn memos about Jared Kushner’s security clearance scandal by today, he’d drop the hammer on them. So either the memos will conveniently become public today, or we’ll see subpoenas go out today, take your pick. And yeah, this is on top of the House Oversight Committee seeking the memos directly from Kelly and McGahn. One way or the other, it’s all going to come out, and very soon.
There are other big things at play. The judge in the Roger Stone case has given him until today to explain his secret book deal which appears to violate his gag order, so Stone could well be in jail by the end of the day. The hits keep coming. Donald Trump’s reckoning is finally upon us. Today should have plenty of fireworks. Each day going forward will be even worse for him, until he surrenders.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report