When Steve Bannon is in damage control mode, rather than damage creation mode, it may be time to worry.
According to a report from Vanity Fair, there is some concern from two of President Trump’s allies that recent developments are pointing to impeachment.
Bannon reportedly believes Trump’s hold on power is slipping in the wake of recent legislative failures. According to Vanity Fair, he recently did a “spitball analysis” of the president’s Cabinet to see who would remain loyal to Trump if the 25th Amendment were invoked, and is unsure if Trump would survive an impeachment vote.
“One thing Steve wants Trump to do is take this more seriously,” a Bannon confidant told the magazine. “Stop joking around. Stop tweeting.”
I don’t know that the president is joking around, or that he can stop tweeting. It’s like an obsession with him, at this point. Obviously.
One thing Bannon has been pushing for behind the scenes is for President Trump to cut the funding to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, regarding Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.
I can’t even begin to express what a bad idea that is.
Trump pal, Roger Stone wants it to go even further, with Trump not only defunding Mueller, but bringing in a special counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton. He suggests either former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani or Fox News personality Judge Andrew Napolitano. At some point, that would bring Mueller, himself, under investigation.
Stone is pretty much a lunatic, I must add.
Both Bannon and Stone are stressing over the recent indictments brought against former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, and his business partner Rick Gates.
I’m not sure how close they think this will get to Trump, but neither trust Republican lawmakers not to vote to impeach, should things begin to get too hot with the investigation.
This is where I point out that many of the problems Trump has have come about because of a lack of self-control on his part, and how those who want to unbridle him have done him no favors.
Two of those doing him no favors are Bannon and Stone.
You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube, gentlemen.