“I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.”
FBI Director: "Sorry, I can't, that's against the law"
Trump: "Ok even though you got me elected in the first place, I don't like you anymore, so now you're fired"
"The story that came out tonight as reported is false," McMaster told reporters, without getting specific about what in the report was incorrect. "I was in the room. It didn't happen."
But on Tuesday morning, Trump contradicted the denial on Twitter, saying he shared information with Russia.
"Current and former U.S. officials told The Post that Trump relayed information from a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The information was provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement. The partner did not give America permission to share the information with Russia."
It was the best case scenario - a "pro business" President accompanied by Republican control of the House and Senate. Which has now devolved into the worst case scenario. This proves that even when the stars are perfectly aligned in favour of big money, America's structural deficits can no longer be overcome even in the "best" of situations...
But don't take my word for it, ultra-conservative pundit, and one-time Trump true believer Ann Coulter on the Last Emperor, via ZH:
I think everyone who voted for him knew his personality was grotesque, it was the issues.
This is really something we’ve never seen before. The president stands alone, it’s his own political party... he doesn’t have anybody in Washington behind him.
"I think all of the Trump true believers are petrified."
In other words, Trump is now alienating himself from his own base, and he took it a step further late last week, when he "leaked" his own potential staff shake up:
According to White House sources, the president may have a “huge reboot” of his team that could affect everyone from Press Secretary Sean Spicer, Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, even Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
"He's frustrated, and angry at everyone,"
In other words, he blames EVERYONE else for his own incompetence, including his most loyal staff.
Which leaves several scenarios, of which impeachment is by far the best case scenario for Trump supporters:
1) The bailout-prone Ponzi scheme collapses in on Trump burying him and his supporters so fucking deep they'll need an archaeological expedition to find them. My base case scenario
2) An isolated and ever-angrier Trump "reboots" his White House only to find no one of any caliber willing to join his team, which will accelerate the death spiral and leave the U.S. totally leaderless
3) The investigation against Trump finds illegal activities occurring BEFORE the election, throwing into question the validity of the election itself, leading to a Constitutional morass.
4) Impeachment and Mike Pence becomes President
"Buy the fucking downward spiral"