[Marxism] Fwd: “You Can’t Go Any Lower”: Inside the West Wing, Trump Is Apoplectic as Allies Fear Impeachment | Vanity Fair

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Nov 1 16:20:44 MDT 2017

Until now, Robert Mueller has haunted Donald Trump’s White House as a 
hovering, mostly unseen menace. But by securing indictments of Paul 
Manafort and Rick Gates, and a surprise guilty plea from foreign policy 
adviser George Papadopoulos, Mueller announced loudly that the Russia 
investigation poses an existential threat to the president. “Here’s what 
Manafort’s indictment tells me: Mueller is going to go over every 
financial dealing of Jared Kushner and the Trump Organization,” said 
former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg. “Trump is at 33 percent in 
Gallup. You can’t go any lower. He’s fucked.”

The first charges in the Mueller probe have kindled talk of what the 
endgame for Trump looks like, according to conversations with a 
half-dozen advisers and friends of the president. For the first time 
since the investigation began, the prospect of impeachment is being 
considered as a realistic outcome and not just a liberal fever dream. 
According to a source, advisers in the West Wing are on edge and doing 
whatever they can not to be ensnared. One person close to Dina Powell 
and Gary Cohn said they’re making sure to leave rooms if the subject of 
Russia comes up.


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