WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman has called for a special prosecutor to investigate whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and was in touch with President Donald Trump's team during the campaign.If a congressman who has earned a reputation as being a partisan troll is saying this, then Trump is in serious trouble.
Rep. Darrell Issa of California says it would be improper for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to lead the investigation.
The White House is trying to duck it, of course.
A month into his term and congressmen and senators from Trump's own party are calling for investigations.
Even Bill Clinton's gig didn't fall apart that fast.
Somebody is going to point out to Trump that all of those VP perks of being a former president don't apply if he's impeached and removed. That (and the unspoken "pardon me and I'll go" deal) got Nixon out.
Politicians are loyal to their own party, up to the point where it endangers their own political survival.
It's probably time to start the anchor pool.