All the president’s men and women: how disobedient aides saved Trump

Who is Running the country? It’s not Trump! (ODT)

The myth of Donald Trump presents him as a man of authority, a leader loved and feared, a boss who demands loyalty – and gets it.  Trump tampered with witnesses. These Senate Republicans voted to oust Bill Clinton for doing just that

In fact, nobody much listens to what Trump says and that fact might have saved his presidency, according to one of the more startling passages in the 448-page report by special counsel Robert Mueller that was released on Thursday.

“The president’s efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful,” Mueller writes, describing potential criminal obstruction of justice, “but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the president declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests” […]

via All the president’s men and women: how disobedient aides saved Trump | US news | The Guardian — olddogthoughts

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