Trump's Rough Start is Concerning
By Eric G Braun, Senior Writer, USRW
Even the biggest Trump supporter must wonder what’s going on in the Nation’s capital. Not even a month in and we have a scandal with potential fallout that could rattle the republic. The latest speed bump in the Trump Administration goes by the name of Michael Flynn, a retired Army General who Trump appointed as National Security Advisor.
Flynn may or may not have had a meeting with the Russian Ambassador before being sworn in or appointed in the legal sense, which , and in this case, it’s called The Logan Act.
The Logan Act (1 Stat. 613, 18 U.S.C. § 953, enacted January 30, 1799) is a United States federal law that details the fine and/or imprisonment of unauthorized citizens who negotiate with foreign governments having a dispute with the United States.
The details of what went wrong and how deep it goes is still too fluid to come to a determination, but it’s all about optics, it always is and always will be.
The scandal, and yes, it’s a scandal, could not come at a worse time. Americans, and Democrats who despise Trump, sense blood in the water and they are swarming.
Who can blame them at this point?
Trump has not exactly warmed himself into the position. The administration is off to a rough start and needs to grasp the situation and get things in order.
The National Security Advisor Position is extremely important. What’s always remained odd is that this is an appointed position, without the need for Congressional approval, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s not as important as a cabinet position.
The timing is right for our enemies to do what they please, they see a divided America, an undeclared civil war of right vs left, a depleted military, and something that resembles ‘the gang that couldn’t shoot straight” in the current administration.
A harsh truth on the status of the United States.
Missile launches, tough rhetoric, and military confrontations are all part of a new President's greeting card from our enemies. Except, our enemies feel emboldened to act out because they sense the vulnerability of the U.S., and yes, we are vulnerable.
Who did what before does not matter in the world of politics. The left wing not only cooked the books for Hillary, they endorsed her for President. As hypocritical as that may seem, that does not matter now, it’s all about the present.
She didn’t win though, the guy that did is being held accountable, and it’s harder and harder for his supporters to stand behind him as each new day seems to bring them further apart, instead of closer together. Granted, it’s not all Trump’s fault, but he must stop the bleeding, protect the wound and treat for shock.
For his part, Trump did the right thing by asking Flynn for his resignation, a tough pill for Trump to swallow. Knowing how it makes a new administration look and giving the opposition so much to chew on, must be killing him inside.
Heads will roll for the next few days, so don’t be surprised if Trump makes a few moves. Advisor Kelly Ann Conway, Press Secretary Sean Spicer, and a player to be named later are fair game.