Since last Friday, as the Democrats continued to up the ante on sexual assault charges against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore to fill the Senate seat left vacant by Trump’s naming former Senator Jeff Sessions to Attorney General (AG), a number of potential power plays surfaced from the Executive Branch. On Monday AG Sessions announced he is considering naming a special counsel to lead an investigation into a list of matters involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to a November 13, 2017 letter that the Justice Department sent to the House Judiciary Committee.

That letter indicates that President Trump’s top prosecutor is interested in further probing a wide and broader range of topics, including the Obama-era sale of Uranium One that gave a Russian state-owned company 20 percent or partial control of U.S. nuclear energy resources. Other, the Fusion GPS and the Trump fake Dossier. The Clinton scandals that more than likely will be leveraged are the Clinton email and illegal private computer system and network in her home, as well as the Clinton Foundation money laundering. Further, are the Obama administration’s unmasking efforts, the leaks of classified information of private Americans caught up in the unmaskings by Obama political Deep State operatives. All of these criminal acts set-up the making for further more expansive investigations that could go on for some time, if not years. This alone scares the hell out of the Democrats, political-left, and the mainstream media who towed-the-line on those involved, the story, and the potential efforts to cover it up.

At the same time, on the day that AG Sessions announced that the Justice Department was considering to investigate and look into the Uranium One scandal, with the likelihood of possibly appointing a Special Counselor or Prosecutor, the White House, through a series of remarks, floated the idea — a sort of trial balloon, of the option of returning AG Sessions back to his old Alabama Senator position to replace Roy Moore. This idea was to counter the comments made by a number of Senate leaders who said that the Senate Republicans would bar Moore from filling the seat should he win the Alabama special election in December. My immediate thoughts as I pondered the opposing strategies at play were what would and how would Trump handle this. As it is with Donald Trump, once again I came to the realization of perhaps the brilliant strategy that appears to now potentially be at play here.

Never to be out maneuvered, Trump is a master at multi-dimensional, multi-level, and complex decision-making matrices – sort of like multi-level games of chess –being played simultaneously at once. As the consummate business professional that he is, Trump seems to be rather comfortable in this type of environment, and had proven to be the most adept under such situations.

So to better explain the why I believe there is a both a concerted and complex effort underway that is more than just a coincidence, and more than conventional practice, certainly with regards to politics, let’s look at several options.

First, by way of both conservative thinking, certainly mine, and more likely that of President Trump, consider this. Trump might look at the situation, from the standpoint that there is the immediate need to stop the bleeding. In the situation, there is the rational to stop the onslaught of complaints about Roy Moore. This would occur if Trump decided to free-up and release Sessions from his job as AG. Remember for one the Democrats favored Sessions and came to his aid when things were on the rocks between Sessions and Trump this past spring when there was talk of Trump firing him. They could not complaint now about Sessions filling an elected, but vacated or Senate barred vacancy of Moore.

However, secondly, on the other hand, the Democrats and the political left would be in dire straits because Sessions would be gone as AG, freeing up President Trump to appoint a new AG whose hands would not be tied because he would not have had recused himself over any aspect of Russia and associated and related investigations as Jeff Sessions had done. Under new circumstances, a newly named AG would be free to go after Hillary Clinton, and all other Democrats and associates tied to any of the known scandals of the Obama administration. For me, and many others I’ve talked to, this brings to mind Rudy Giuliani. Certainly, there is no love-loss between either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, as Giuliani was one Trump’s preeminent attack dogs during the campaign, as well as leading up to the inauguration.

Third, on the other hand, is the likelihood Trump might look at it from the position of an alternative situation, where Democrats would suddenly have to curtail their complaining and sexual attack campaign against Moore because they would not want to free up Sessions. Just with the withdrawal of Moore, the sexual harassment, abuse and assault cases against Moore would cease.

Fourth, is the potential where Democrats are hoping that Special Counsel Mueller will suddenly find something on President Trump, presenting the possibility for impeachment. Unfortunately, Mueller won’t because that has already been determined. There of course, also the slim chances are where Mueller might redirect his effort to go after Clinton and others as well in an effort to prevent his special counsel from being shut down and to justify it continuing for the sake of make work for his sixteen lawyer friends. If this would be the case, many would fear that they would get caught up in the fueling of the Moore attacks by many Democrats. Perhaps in this albeit unlikely scenario, but again, in this scenario, Moore would suddenly glide into the Senate, but to the chagrin of Establishment Republicans, but of course, they won’t make a move until they get the go ahead from Democrats and the mainstream media, and their political handlers.

So the question that comes to mind immediately for the Democrats is what to do? How do they proceed based on one of the multiple options devised and available to Trump? How do they deal with the potential multi-level Trump strategy?

1.)   Do they stop President Trump from trying to send Sessions back to the Senate?

2.)   How do they stop the now critical event of Trump appointing a new AG, without and who has no obligation to recuse himself from the Russia investigation?

3.)   Do they drop their sexual assault accusations and attacks on Moore and then be at the mercy of AG Sessions going after Uranium One. This includes use of the Clinton Foundation as a vehicle for money laundering and other related charges, which include her being complicit in a bribery scheme with the Clinton Foundation in acceptance of $148 million for Uranium One. Further, there is enough evidence for Hillary Clinton to be indicated under the Espionage Act for her failure safeguard U.S. Government classified information she illegally moved from the State Department classified federal government computers to her private server network.

4.)  Likewise, is there an opportunity that for possibility of the appointment of second Special Counsel or Prosecutor, again to look into the series of Clinton scandal’s from Uranium One, her illegal emails, and Fusion GPS funding, as noted above to thwart the Democrats onslaught.

Republicans’ options are limited because it is too late to remove Moore’s name from the ballot ahead of the December 12th election to fill the seat formerly held by Sessions. One option is to back a write-in candidate. But this is risky and complicated under both Alabama and U.S. Senate rules at this time. As noted above, McConnell and other Republican senators have suggested Sessions could run, but AG Sessions, has not indicated he would do so. On the other hand, if you follow my options and potential strategy discussed that is available to President Trump, if it was actually implemented has both merit and potential. Certainly, it in and of itself almost automatically creates a quandary that the Democrats would suddenly find themselves in. Because partly of their own doing, and the situation created by President Trump’s implementation of this plan, any remaining options available to the Democrats would cause them to be damned if they do, and damned if they don’t. While it is certainly a possibility, President Trump could potentially do this. If he did, as a matter-of-factly, each option executed would be “Checkmate Trump!”

Jim Waurishuk is a retired USAF Colonel, serving nearly 30-years as a career senior intelligence and political-military affairs officer and special mission intelligence officer with expertise in strategic intelligence, international strategic studies and policy, and asymmetric warfare. He served combat and combat-support tours in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, and Afghanistan, as well as on numerous special operations and special mission intelligence contingencies in Central America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. He served as a special mission intelligence officer assigned to multiple Joint Special Operations units, and with the CIA’s Asymmetric Warfare Task Force, as well as in international and foreign advisory positions. He served as Deputy Director for Intelligence for U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) during the peak years of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Global War on Terrorism. He is a former White House National Security Council staffer and a former Distinguished Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C. He served as a senior advisor to the Commander U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and is Vice President of the Special Ops-OPSEC -- which provides strategic and operational security analysis and assessments to governmental and private entities, as well as media organizations on national security issues, policy, and processes. He currently provides advisory and consulting services on national security, international strategic policy, and strategy assessments for the U.S. and foreign private sector and governments entities, media groups and outlets, and to political groups, forums, and political candidates. He is an author and writer providing regular commentary and opinion to national and local TV, radio networks, and for both print and online publications, as well as speaking engagements to business, political, civic and private groups on national security matters – focusing on international strategic policy and engagement, and strategic intelligence, and subject matter expertise on special mission intelligence and operations, counter-terrorism, and asymmetric warfare and conflict.