All true but Trump positioned himself as a disruptor from a different mould. As it turns out he’s not simply different, he’s orthagonal: he is not appropriate by many measures which we have seen. Accounting records would be nice but filings within the same year that show great disparities between tax filings and loan applications could provide the needed information. Finally, don’t conflate having the wheels of justice taking a long time to turn, which affords due process, with either letting Trump’s wrong-doing go unchallenged. It’s not wise to speculate that if he could be pardoned we shouldn’t bother with prosecution. Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort sit in prison today and Mike Flynn is on his way, precisely because we pursued justice even knowing Trump could pardon them. Certainly, the logic of doing nothing didn’t work well for them. Last technical point, Trump is impeached, whether he is tried fairly is a different kettle of fish.

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