What is being learned is something we should have understood at the outset: That battling a deeply entrenched political and governmental establishment that has the explicit or implicit support of half of the population and most of the large financial interests in a nation is no easy, straight-line thing.
You will retreat often and need in all cases misdirection and subterfuge in order to battle such an establishment. Leading with your chin or making a full frontal assault will simply result in your own defeat. And you cannot afford to lose even a small battle. What if Comeys defense lawyers find one person on the jury who will not convict no matter what the evidence is? Who has lost then? Where is the momentum then? The indictment is not the final victory, in fact it isnt really a victory at all. The conviction is the victory, and the burden of proof - proof that will convince even the jury members that hate Trump with a white-hot passion - is on the prosecution. Always remember what the victory really is...and what failing to achieve it really does to the overall effort.
These are the true lessons to learn before engaging in such a battle.
That’s my point. What’s being thrown away here is the threat of indictment. I don’t care if they indict him for this one or not really.
My point of original post is that this should be used to get him to cooperate. Comey is one fish of many.
If he doesn’t cooperate, his lawyers will drain him.
The 5 stages present a fascinating psychological pathology. Denial must have some tremendous evolutionary value; I'm thinking the tendency to not give up until perhaps the next generation can survive on its own?
Anyway, all these different kinds of rationalizations and plausible explanations continue to miss the big picture. The so-called 'fix' is in - and has been for a very long time. Why else are so many old school families - from either the left or right - fully on board? The Bushes, Kochs, Rockefellers, Kennedys, the list goes on.
How/why did a complete unknown, a cipher sometimes going by the name of Obama, get elected? Who controls all forms of media, who controls the global financial system?
Trump was the anomaly, the guy who exploited the last vestiges of white influence and power to get himself elected in order to serve his own inflated ego. How many people attending his rallies have even a hint of a clue of what's really going on? All they see are the flags, but are oblivious to the obvious theatrical manipulation, the use of key trigger words, and the promise of maybe something better, as they unthinkingly, like a mass mob, respond in pavlovian fashion.
Yet, a cursory look at some mere facts answer the real questions any reasonable curious person would ask. What of due process, equal justice, freedom of speech/association, faith based cultural groups, etc? All under attack, with no respite promised. What of population substitution, of long term plans for replacement via open borders that is virtually unchanged?
FR provides an awesome resource to move & reflect contemporary the times, perhaps establishing a useful historical record for future research as people attempt to understand the transition, and how/why it all went down.