– There are rumblings that Donald Trump could fire the FBI Director and CIA Director. If he does, it’s not going to somehow magically make him more powerful. It’ll only weaken his position. It’ll force more of his allies to throw him under the bus. Trump has no leverage. Stop being so petrified of him. He lost. He’s the walking dead. Focus on the Senate runoff races in Georgia instead.
– We knew Trump would do everything he could to screw with us when it came to reelection. We knew he’d break every law and cheat in every way. And while it did damage to the electoral process, it still wasn’t enough to save him. He’s still about to be a bankrupt prisoner. We won the war and he lost. Neither side comes out of a war looking pretty. But you’d always rather be the winner than the loser. We’re now tasked with rebuilding a country. He’s now tasked with trying to convince himself that he’ll enjoy being in solitary confinement.
– Tweet of the day, from Obama-era diplomat Michael McFaul, who agrees with our assessment that Bill Barr’s election probe isn’t designed to go anywhere: “My reading of Barr memo is that he just threw Rudy, Trump Jr. & others chasing false claims under the bus. The memo states DOJ only should investigate ‘irregularities that, if true, could potentially impact the outcome of a federal election in an individual State.’ That # = 0”
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report