Our Two-Party System of governing is entrenched in a high-stakes game of political warfare where the winner takes all and the loser could be obliterated. Trump’s ‘twitter’ attacks in his defense against his enemies have thrown Democrats into confusion, alarmed Republicans, and invigorated his base. In a recent tweet, the President called out his own party (again) –

The Never Trumper Republicans, though on respirators with not many left, are in certain ways worse and more dangerous for our Country than the Do Nothing Democrats. Watch out for them, they are human scum!

Tweets like this one absolutely invigorate Trump’s base⏤but there is always a consequence to pissing off your enemies. The media and President never had a honeymoon – they went straight into the 25 year cycle of a worn-out marriage. You might recall the President not only cancelling the New York Times and Washington Post subscriptions⏤he also demanded that all Federal Agencies cancel their subscriptions as well. This was Trump’s way of flipping the media off as irrelevant. Call it one step beyond fake news⏤call it irrelevant news!

The news from AG Barr that the Durham investigation would become a criminal investigation rattled Washington. The Deep State players are aware that Trump is closing in. The Justice Department officials have shifted an administrative review of the Russia investigation closely overseen by Attorney General William Barr to a criminal inquiry. The move gives the prosecutor, John H. Durham, the power to subpoena witness testimony and documents, to convene a grand jury and to file criminal charges.

Jim McCay is a political analyst, commentator and radio producer. Arnetta Notkin’s career spanned 30 years on Wall Street – she is a producer and commentator. Ava Armstrong is a political commentator, radio personality and a best selling author.

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