As Republicans have deployed their morally bankrupt, party-and-power-before-country ploys, they have intentionally obscured or just flat out lied about truths that they don't want Americans to think about because they prove Trump is a criminal and that they are indeed criminal conspirators.
One might say that we don't care about the criminal aspects of Trump's behavior, as long as he does his job,. But when we need Trump to be our President, and to be there for us, he isn't.
When we set up shop on the rocky, thunderous eastern shore of an unknown continent, we started with almost nothing. But we had used the dreary days of the passage to begin our Constitution. Little did we know, it was our most valuable possession.
Trump called a group (anyone who disagrees with his immoral, anti-Democratic policies and actions) "human scum." That's the sort of inflammatory rhetoric that gets people killed.
If Rudy Giuliani's criminal associates, and troops enlisted from the ranks of Russian and Ukrainian cyber-terrorists, were conspiring to fix the U.S. Presidential Election long before the 2016 election itself, then Giuliani has known all this time.
The Republican Party has been hollowed out like a Jack O'Lantern and the leering face carved into it is that of Donald J. Trump. They see themselves as above-the-law. Just a rogue political private security force under the rule of their Great Leader, serving only him and no longer the rule of law, their oath of office or the people they represent.
The most serious abuses of power that the "Founders and Framers" could imagine were to receive a title (which always had a monetary and political value), or for there to be even a hint that money was exchanged for influence.
It's not even about, "winning," with Trump and his followers now; it's about cheating and getting away with it.
If the Justice Department and the F.B.I. escape their duty and allow the President to exist completely above the law, and with unlimited power, then they are no longer law enforcers; and since they act directly on the President's authority, they are reduced to a criminal syndicate.
"It's not like people think," the boxer knows, "it ain't about knocking guys through the ropes, or fighting dirty. It's about getting hit; taking a hard hit that jars your senses a little, and standing back up again. It's about throwing a punch he'd never expect when you don't have the strength to raise your arm. It's about you maybe getting hit three times for every one that you land, but making him pay."