A Familiar Smell . . . . of Richard Nixon

One of the advantages of  living a long time is that when history repeats itself, you can recognize what’s happening. Having followed closely the Watergate hearings more than 40 years ago, I can say today that the same unpleasant odor is in the air. It is the smell of coverup.

Even if Trump is not actively engaged in trying to stop the Russia-probe, there is this simple and damning fact: As president of our democracy, he owes it to all of America to take the lead in finding out all we can about the Russian interference in our elections. He has not good excuse for his abject failure in this area.

But of course by now we know full well why he does not speak out against Russia and its actions in the U.S. cyberspace. He is trying to hide his own guilt. We don’t yet know specifically what his relationship to Russia is but we do know he is desperate to hide it.

Like Nixon, the closer the press and the investigators come to uncovering the facts, the more wildly desperate Trump becomes. The incredibly foolish firing of Comey is as wild and reckless as it gets.

Trump, despite all his braggadocio about how smart he is, has shown himself once again to be quite dense. It seems he actually believed that people would not see immediately that Comey’s handling of the Clinton emails has nothing whatsoever to do with the firing.

This is all just plain coverup, noting more, nothing less. It becomes more clear everyday that Trump is a crook and a traitor, an American enemy.

The only good news is that more and more people are having the scales fall from their eyes. Trump’s disapproval rating is at an all time low while his disapproval rating is at an all time high. Maybe there is still some hope. . .


About mthayes42

I am a retired pastor, interested in the Bible, cross-cultural ministries, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the current and past history of western civilization.
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