I’m still not getting my hopes up over this particular one, as the right are already widely dismissing campaign finance violations as nothingburgers and I doubt a Republican senate would vote to convict if this sort of thing is the basis for impeachment. It could get interesting if the Trump Org, Kushner, Ivanka or Junior get indicted though, which doesn’t seem entirely unlikely and it’ll be fascinating to see how far under the bus Trump is willing to throw his own kids.
Perhaps I’ve become too cynical after the rather anaemic midterms (it wasn’t too long ago that I was actually pretty optimistic about the US (thanks Obama)), but even getting rid of Trump wouldn’t change much in terms of getting a more sane and humane USA as long as 70+ percent of the population is either indifferent or actively votes for lunatics. I also hadn’t realised just how messed up the US election system is until fairly recently. Seeing the antidemocratic means of entrenching the 2-party system, the voter suppression strategies, downright cheating or other filthy underhanded tactics to cling to power without We The People bothering to do much more than write angry twitter posts and signing some petitions is just sad.
And in other apocalyptic news, this NYT podcast actually creeped me the hell out. Not so much because of what’s happened in the US, but because similar complacency exists and seems to be growing here in Europe as well.