Sleep, blessed sleep. It’s easy to forget how necessary it is to our well being until we are forced to go without it – an experience many of us have been suffering through since the election of this current Russian-aligned occupant of the White House.
Thanks to Robert Mueller and the FBI, responsible and patriotic adults are once again asserting control over the federal government through the rule of law, and many of us can once again get a little sleep. The kind of deep sleep your body needs. The kind that helps you heal the wounds, both psychic and physical, that life regularly inflicts. Particularly so, when there is no doubt that our government is under attack by a foreign power, determined to tear down our democratic institutions brick by brick.
This morning, as Donald Trump boarded Air Force One for a trip to Asia, I was reminded of Richard Nixon’s departure for Egypt in 1974, as the weight of accountability for the Watergate break-in and cover-up was approaching its inevitable conclusion. Two months later, Nixon would resign.
Real or imagined, it just feels better when people like Nixon or Trump get on a plane and get out of the country. And Trump will be gone for eleven days. Like Nixon, he must have really needed to get away.
True, they can do a whole lot of damage overseas, but somehow it just feels better, not being on the same continent with those who stand in opposition to all that is pure and best about America.
Even now, while writing this, it occurs to me that it may be unfair, comparing Nixon to Trump, as Trump is so much worse than Richard Nixon ever was, simply by reason of Trump’s inability to be anything resembling “presidential,” or his obvious inclination to dance with the devil, in a constant waltz with Vladimir Putin and his fascist state. I’m fairly certain Nixon, would never have gone there. He simply couldn’t have. The Republican base, at that time, simply was not gullible enough to fall for a Russian-loving commander in chief.
As with Richard Nixon, the truth will eventually prove to be Donald Trump’s nemesis, as the FBI investigation continues into this current Administration’s ties to Russia and their possible collusion with the Russian Government. We will get to the truth, because we are a free people with a system that is stronger than any one person or party. That is to say, we should be allowed to get to the truth.
Should any one person or party attempt to shut down the investigation, then that one person or party will be more than suspect. That one person or party will be signaling that they are, in all likelihood, guilty of committing treason against the United States by their effort to cover up the Trump Administration’s ties to the Russians. Ties that are becoming all the more apparent with the passage of time.
Certain parties are already suspect by their obvious and disgusting determination to stop congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election from moving forward.
Let’s hope the Mueller investigation is allowed to run its course. That it is permitted to reveal the truth to the American people, and that Donald J. Trump doesn’t drag the nation into another war as the ultimate diversion, before Mr. Mueller and the FBI are able to complete the task before them.
Until then, we do at least have hope, and along with it, the ability to once again get a decent night’s sleep as Robert Mueller and the FBI, follow the money. Adults dealing with what’s true and real as opposed to the alternative reality of Mr. Trump and his childlike supporters, who live in a world of disinformation, misinformation, delusion and denial. A world increasingly influenced by Vladimir Putin and his oligarch friends, none of whom desire Democracy.