Before I could begin this reflective look forward into 2018, the year exploded with tweets about the size of nuclear buttons, demands for prosecution of political opponents, new revelations of attempts to obstruct justice, and Fire and Fury everywhere. But, I’m still going to try.
I start with the caveat that predicting the future has become even more difficult in the era of an irrational president, a Republican party untethered from truth, and a special counsel who actually knows how to keep a secret and spring a surprise (George Papadopoulos!). That said, based on facts we now know, the following series of posts will – without attempting a comprehensive recounting of all of the evidence — discuss some key topics and what to look for. I’ll begin with the Russia investigation in the Department of Justice before moving on to Congress, the White House, and the 2018 election in future posts. In brief, although 2017 was chaotic, frightening, historic, and lightning-paced, it was only an appetizer for 2018. Read more