This is how it all ends for 45; with a bang and then a whimper.
Some international crisis occurs. North Korea shoots a missile that hits a beach in Japan. Or Russia invades a neighbor. Or ISIS blows up a ship in NY Harbor. Or all three occur on a Saturday when Trump is at his singular and solitary best.
The President reacts. Then he over-reacts. The rational professionals around him become concerned. They won't authorize the release of nuclear weapons against North Korea or Iran while the president is sending Tweets attacking Iran, North Korea, Rosie O'Donnell, Warren Beatty, and the National Parks Service.
The stock market opens the next day down 4,000 points at the open.
Justifiably worried about his mental status, a majority of the Cabinet votes to remove the president under section 4 of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment by notifying congress that the President is unable to discharge his duties.
The President retreats with his remaining loyal staff to Mar-A -Lago. He places the Strategic Air Command on Def Com 2. He orders the closing of all Dominoes pizza stores for including secret anti-Trump messages in the small print of the Pizza boxes. He orders the shut-down of all cell-phone service because he tweets that they are being used to listen to his conversations. He tweets disparaging comments about his son Barron's vice-principal after she won't change a B to an A on his history exam. He orders the Justice Department to arrest Presidents Obama and Bush 41 (from his hospital bed) for conspiracy to engage in treason. He appoints Rush Limbaugh and Nyn Eng- the assistant night manager of a coffee shop in Trump tower- acting counselors to the president. ( Eng makes the best cafe lattes. Amazing cafe lattes. No one has ever tasted a cafe latte like this cafe latte)
The acting attorney General (Sessions is under his own impeachment proceedings for perjury) files a lawsuit for the president. It quickly goes before a series of "so called judges " who dismiss his lawsuit. (Chickens coming home to roost). The case goes to the Supreme Court which rules 8-1 against the President. Thomas dissents, citing Lincoln's actions during the civil war. He reads his dissent from the bench.
The house impeaches the president approving two articles of impeachment. Trump orders congress disbanded via Twitter. Acting President Pence goes on national TV from the Vice President's residence with the Cabinet including both the Sec Def and National Security Advisor behind him, urging calm and assuring the country that it is safe and the armed forces are listening to the civilian chain of command through his office. The media reports that Presidents Obama and Bush 43 and Bill Clinton were also present.
The stock market opens the next day only down 450, having lost another 8,000 points over the last week.
You can now buy Apple for 11 bucks and Amazon for 15 (down from 850) because Trump has ordered Fed Ex and UPS shut down as a national security risk. Trump orders the arrest of Al Gore for crimes against the environment that he has just been informed about.
Putin thanks Trump for ordering the provisions of 28,000 servings of Duck'la Orange delivered from Mar-A-Lago to his troops which are massing on the Turkish boarder. Mexico closes ITS border with the US. So does Canada. Australia requires a six month wait for any US citizen who seeks a visa. The Ayatollah of Iran is interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel and urges the American people to support President Trump.
Senators Graham and McCain are the prosecutors of the president for the impeachment trial in the Senate. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are their assistants. (Chickens coming home to roost). Bernie Sanders volunteers for the defense after no other senator else does, but everyone realizes it is just a bit of his cranky-Vermont humor. The producers of Better Call Saul offer legal advice to Trump.
And then it is over. Trump is impeached. He gets no votes in the senate. He is at Mar-a Lago so there is no historical shot of him getting on Marine One one last time. No Nixonian final wave of the hand as he flies off into infamy.
Instead, from Florida, Trump orders via Twitter the Bush Carrier Battle group to 1) change it's name to the Andrew Jackson Battle group and 2) position itself off DC to coordinate actions with the Russian super carrier Ulyanovsk.
Pence moves into the White House. Armed secret service agents remove Trump counselors Bannon who walks out defiantly, and Miller, who has handcuffed himself to his desk and is crying "no, no, no, I wanna stay and be important."
The Russians take the Kurdish oil fields while the US government deals with its constitutional crisis.
Three North Korean ballistic missiles possibly containing nuclear warheads explode on launch on three consecutive days, the effects of a computer virus program implemented by Obama. South Korea, supported by Japan and the U.N, invades the north, and Pyongyang falls as China stands by and does nothing. Israel successfully bombs the remaining North Korean missile launch sites.
And in a final insult, the President of Mexico via twitter offers former President Trump a two week free vacation at a three star hotel in Acapulco two blocks from the beach.
It will end this way, absent the hyperbole and imagination of Rumpole. The rational people in Washington will continue the whispers that have already begun. The president is unstable. He has accused via Twitter the former president of the United States- without any reason- of a felony. Soon after he attacks a TV reality host on Twitter. These are not the acts of a competent and rational man, and we must all pray that people like senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Sec Def Jim Mattis, VP Mike Pence, minority leader Nancy Pelosi, and Speaker Paul Ryan and others will act- Lincolnesque- to save the Union and the world.
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