Crazy Like a Fox—or Just Crazy?

Over the weekend Trump accused Obama of committing a felony in attempting to do what the Russians tried to do, subvert the election. It was such a whopper that his spokespeople on Sunday didn’t try to defend it; they just called for investigations—into Obama. Right.

Of course, there’s no need for an investigation and everyone in the White House knows it. If Trump is right—and when has he ever been right?—all he has to do is tell the Justice Department—his Justice Department—to find out who did the wire tap and then Trump can announce it. If it was done legally, there’s a court-issued warrant to wave around. If it was done illegally, then Trump can do to Obama what he promised to do to Hillary, put him in jail. Don’t tell me no one will admit to doing the tap if Obama ordered it. Trump can not only pardon the person but praise him or her.

And if there’s no warrant to wave and no criminal to confess? Then Trump is in trouble because accusing someone of a crime is itself a criminal offense and imagining such a thing when such a thing never existed? Well, there’s a special place for people who do that and it makes jail look like Disneyland.

Author: leonardrysdyk

Leonard Rysdyk is the author of more than a dozen novels, stories, articles and poems. His work has appeared in many publications including Snow White, Blood Red, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Aboriginal Magazine and the New York Review of Science Fiction. A professor at Nassau Community College, he teaches literature (including science fiction), cultural history (including the history of science) and is an acknowledged innovator in the field of Computer Aided Instruction (CAI), a subject on which he has lectured and consulted.

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