Trump's latest attack against our democracy involves retaliation against retired intelligence officials who have criticized him, by putting them on an "enemies list."
By taking away security clearances from people like former CIA Director John Brennan, Trump has made another desperate (and stupid) move to stop the groundswell of evidence coming out against him in the Russian/Trump campaign investigation.
Trump lied and said his "enemies list" was in fact made up for the sake of national security violations, without offering a shred of evidence.
Make no mistake, Trump's legal problems are closing in and it's just a matter of time before he's going to end up in a court to answer for his corruption and treason.
Criminal profilers suggest that when a megalomaniac and egotist in power is cornered, there's nothing they won't do to save themselves.
When Brennan warned that Trump may use a "wag the dog" strategy to distract from his legal troubles, my blood froze. Is it possible? If an ex-CIA Director thinks so, then I'm afraid the worst is yet to come.
It wouldn't be hard for Trump to start a war with Iran. He's already laid the foundation for future hostilities.
Trump's supporters like to say that when you hit Trump,"he'll hit back ten times harder." It's not hard to picture Trump when cornered by his crimes, going for his biggest defensive diversion since he slunk into the White House. War.
Time for me to walk on down the road...