Now that the Entire Fucking World has had sufficient time to have Trump in its mouth, let's all have a brief reminder of exactly what sort of fuckery with which we have to deal.
A few months ago, in late October 2016, I made a post about something that has lately become common knowledge. By this time, it should be crystal clear that fuckery, of a type accurately named High Crimes and Misdemeanors. I specifically refer to Section 4, Article Two of the United States Constitution:
"The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High crimes and Misdemeanors."
Of note, to my reading, is the declarative nature: "...shall be removed...", not, for instance, "...hey, you guys may want to think this over, you know? It might be serious."
But anyway, let's ignore that for now and take a look at the last two Republican administrations.
George Bush was elected for, and served as, President January 20, 2001 – January 20, 2009.
By 2003, 2.5 years (give or take a few months) later, two Senior Bush Administration officials effectively revealed the identity of a covert U.S. intelligence agent. You probably remember this; it was labeled The Plame Affair. Mind you, these two officials were among others and were Senior officials. You may wish to refresh your memory in another tab, and come back for the money shot of the current fuckery.
Whatever crimes were committed during the Bush years (and those were High Crimes, make no mistake there) at least (hah!) the Bush Administration restrained itself for 2.5 years before engaging in fuckery.
But things change. The current crop of Fiscal Conservatives didn't even wait until taking office to subvert the Republic by way of the National Security Council and associated bodies.
And don't forget Oliver North, running guns and dealing drugs from the White House...also National Security Council staff.
A real-time live-stream of the GOP sphacelation: that's politics. You're welcome.