By the time Mick Mulvaney ends up doing whatever nonsense he’s doing in court today, it’ll probably have the effect of putting John Bolton one step closer to testifying against Donald Trump in the House impeachment inquiry. That doesn’t even sound like it should make sense, but it’s the kind of chaotic chain reaction you tend to see as things spiral out of control.
This comes even as Lev Parnas, on half of the recently arrested and widely lampooned “Lev and Igor” duo, is making a very smart move. He’s switched attorneys and he’s now offering evidence and testimony directly to the House impeachment inquiry. He’s even publicly teasing some of what he knows, including dirt that’s ugly for Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and Mike Pence. Parnas is bypassing traditional plea deal negotiations, and he’s just going for it when it comes to trying to blow up the Trump regime.
More than a dozen witnesses have already testified behind closed doors about his crimes. Now several of them are about to testify in front of the television cameras. They’re all credible. Their only potential vulnerability, in the court of public opinion at least, is that they’re not household names. But now John “far right extremist” Bolton, and one of the guys who was just arrested in Trump’s Ukraine scandal, are positioning themselves to publicly testify against him. This is the last thing Donald Trump needs.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report