By Hunter / Daily Kos
As disgraced former national security adviser Michael Flynn refuses subpoenas and the vice president dodges questions about his claims that he didn’t know anything untoward was happening (even though he was the man responsible for ensuring it wasn’t), and after we have learned that Trump’s team took direct actions to try to shutter the Flynn investigation, and as a special counsel takes over the Justice Department investigation of Russian election hacking and ties to the Trump campaign, and as still more evidence comes out of meetings between the campaign and specific Russian figures under watch by this country’s intelligence services, many, many Americans are contemplating the parallels between this administration and President Richard Nixon’s downfall.
Of particular import is the question of whether any decent Republicans still exist who would not simply grouse against a president’s crimes, but act upon them. The plain evidence suggests not: there have been no revelations that have resulted in the Republican contingent asking pertinent questions during committee hearings, rather than lecturing on the impropriety of the public finding out about those acts, and party leaders have been obsequious in their condescension to their leader. [Read more…]