Highlights of this week include the launch of an investigation into Trump’s Inaugural Campaign and the Nancy Pelosi clap-back at Trump’s SOTU.
We had a taste of political brilliance when @AOC had witnesses an Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Wednesday concede that our system of campaign finance enables political corruption at every level of our government.
“The present state of America is truly alarming to every man who is capable of reflection.”
— Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776)
Paine’s line should resonate with former White House attorney Fred Fielding. As deputy and associate counsel to President Richard Nixon during Watergate, he witnessed the truly alarming spectacle of a president undermining the office’s integrity. Donald Trump must be giving Fred Fielding unpleasant flashbacks. All of Trump’s scandals – from Russia to his business conflicts – are on track to coalesce in the definitive crisis for American democracy.