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Dutch -- As much as I am critical of Trump and Republicans, I don't share your dismal views of where our country is headed. The Trump administration is indeed a four year (hopefully less) nightmare, but the 2018 election was the turning point. I will say this though: if Trump or Pence is re-elected in 2020, then I will concede that maybe you are right.
I'm not a conspiracy theorist, but I cannot help but wonder what level of collaboration (collusion) there is between not only Russia and Trump people, but how deep it goes within the Republican Party -- the huge money brokers bankrolling their fascist leaning ideology and what foreign countries besides Russia are playing in the game.
The Freedom Caucus/Tea Party/John Birchers have been playing the long game. Why is it that the Republican Party chooses less than intelligent leaders like the two Bushes, Ronald Reagan, and Tricky Dicky? Even with all the overwhelming evidence during the Watergate investigation, Republicans stood by Nixon until the very end. It is always party first and country second...always. I have said this before, but the Republican Party operatives are absolutely ruthless in their tactics to hold onto power. The few good ones with a conscience have fled the party.
Why I am more optimistic though, is because of the young people and minorities who finally turned out in larger numbers in the 2018 election; and with the Democratic House majority, the Trump Train has been stalled in its tracks by the Nancy Pelosi led House.
The 2020 election will be even more critical. Until then my worst nightmare is Trump and the Federalist Society getting to put another Supreme Court justice on the court that would ensure power on that court of conservative ultimate deciders for a long, long time, squashing legislative efforts of Congress or the Executive.
The McCabe interview may just be revealing the tip of the iceberg.