(How could I possibly resist dragging Roman Empire analogies into the conversation?)
TRUMP AND JULIUS CAESAR, ASSASSINATED IN THE SENATE
3 Dec 2020 , 8:33 am .
Vincenzo Camuccini's painting: "La morte di Cesare" (Photo: Archive)
Clearly, US President Donald Trump is losing his battles on the institutional fronts in order to reverse, which he says remains "massive electoral fraud" against him.
Since the November 3 elections and after the proclamation of Joe Biden by the media, Trump has led a crusade of struggles in the legal sphere to try to dismantle electoral "fraud."
However, the outgoing president is only racking up losses as the December 14 deadline approaches, when the votes of the electoral delegates will take place. It will be until this period where the states will give an inexorable and definitive result, after all the challenges and complaints have been overcome.
If the states end up favoring Biden as it should through the trend left by the popular vote, Trump will be left alone with the possibility of going before the highest US court to fight his case.
THE WORST SETBACK: AN INSIDE OPERATION
Perhaps the most significant defeat for Trump now comes with the signing of one of his highest officials and most highly trusted bureaucrats. The United States Attorney General, William Barr, an ultra-conservative and one of Trump's main allies, said on Tuesday, December 1, that the Department of Justice has found no evidence of fraud in the 2020 presidential elections.
"To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could affect and lead to a different outcome in the elections," said the top US legal official, reported the BBC .
His comments are considered a great blow for Trump, who until this Tuesday the 1st had not accepted defeat against his Democratic rival. Barr had been appointed by the president to the unusual task of deploying his entire institution in search of "evidence of fraud," and now amid this setback, Trump's chances of making a strong case are virtually nil.
The news acquires relevance not only because of the official responsible for making it. Additionally, it is a blunt announcement, which in the media constitutes a blow of opinion clearly adverse to the narrative of the outgoing president.
"There was a claim that there would be systemic fraud and that the machines would essentially be programmed to skew the election results," Barr told AP News , referring to the claim that the voting machines had been hacked to cast more votes. to Biden.
Barr said the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security have investigated those allegations, and thus far they have seen "nothing to substantiate it."
In a controversial comment, referring to Trump without naming him and where Barr makes a clear distance, he adds: "There is a growing trend to use the criminal justice system as a kind of default solution, if people don't like something they want. let the Justice Department enter and 'investigate'. "
The announcement, in strictly technical terms, ruins the case of the Trump campaign by placing institutional, political and communicational elements that can be considered irreparable. It could already be assumed as controversial enough that the Department of Justice made itself available to the Trump campaign, which is in fact a partisan and private body. But now Barr has unmarked himself and has done so on the grounds that there is no fraud.
In reaction to the attorney general's comments, Trump's attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis said in a joint statement: "With the utmost respect for the Attorney General, his opinion appears to lack knowledge or investigation into the substantial wrongdoing and evidence. of systemic fraud ", refers BBC .
With this, the differences between the institutional and political teams that surround Trump and how at the most key moment where the future of the president is in question, his relatives falter, because Barr could simply avoid an announcement of these characteristics and expand the position of your Department.
The collapse of the Trump campaign on its judicial front takes place after its failures in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Arizona, where after re-counts Biden's victories were certified and in parallel the state courts did not give rise to the team's demands Trump legal.
JULIUS CAESAR IN THE SENATE
The current situation in the upper echelons of American power makes the United States look like the Roman Empire in its most decadent stage.
Recently and in a fervent tweet, Trump alleged that Biden will only be able to assume the presidency of the country if he can demonstrate that the millions of votes he obtained were not illegal or fraudulent.
Discarding that it is another buffoonery by the president and the maintenance of a post-electoral epic, Trump would then continue to be convinced that there has been a "fraud" against him, and that due to the actions of his enemies and relatives, a institutional coup that is evicting him from power amid the formalities and appearances of such an unsophisticated political scaffolding.
According to the BBC, Trump has been privately complaining about the lack of support from Barr and the FBI in their attempts to attribute his defeat to fraud. The media notes that Trump would be facing off with Republican governors in Arizona and Georgia, two traditionally conservative states that he lost to Biden, for not echoing his complaints.
Additionally, the president would be left alone in the aspiration that several states governed by Republican parliaments and won by Biden, turn the electoral votes in his favor contrary to the results of the popular vote.
The clash with Barr is not the first to occur within the bureaucratic structure woven by the outgoing president. Chris Krebs, who headed the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, was fired in November after he questioned Trump's fraud allegations. The 2020 elections "were the safest in the history of the United States," he had said.
Various personalities in the power structure and the Republican Party have already openly alienated Trump, and these scenes of the decaying empire only make America look like Rome.
All things considered, the complex picture makes Trump seem like Gaius Julius Caesar being approached in the Senate to be executed by his adversaries and traitorous allies. Is William Barr the Gross June Mark?
The assassination of Julius Caesar, let us remember, took place in a context where the senators, or the Roman "deep state", were preparing to protect the imperial structure from its highest authority. They wanted to protect "the freedom" of Rome. Brutus conspired with Gayo Cassius Longinus and other senators to go into action: assassinate Julius Caesar to save the Republic.
Dozens of senators participated in the fray against the president and it happened precisely in the Senate, to make it public and force officials to take sides in favor of the consummated conspiracy.
Perhaps for several of the members of the US power structure, on the side of Trump and against him, the heritage to be safeguarded is the scaffolding of power itself and it is likely that the president's attempts to fight for what he believes to be legitimate, is for these groups an affront to the "freedom" and future of their "republic". Reasons why, among many others, they would prefer to separate him from power.
Whether or not there is electoral fraud, whether or not the president's complaints are legitimate, his fate points to his departure from office in situations that are already out of the ordinary .
Although Trump divided politics in the upper echelons of his country and maintained an open conflict with the traditional globalist-liberal elite, it is also true that during his term he had to live with the components of the power and state structure that he inherited. He made room at the same table with some of his natural enemies in the government structure and this, which in turn has enormous capacities for co-option and treason, has probably already dragged its most "loyal" collaborators.
Just like Gaius Julius Caesar, assassinated by many of them Pompeian senators, whom he himself pardoned and allowed to preserve their privileges and presence in the Senate, Trump seems to be now being crushed by the power structure and his acolytes, in a comparsa between members of the "deep state", members of the elite that oppose him and allies who now betray him.
Minutes before the assassination of Gaius Julius Caesar, he had previously been notified by means of a document demanding full power back to the Senate, that is, to the structure of the State. Is Trump being notified by Barr that he must evict power?
The current crossroads in American politics is about to be resolved. At least in strictly political appearances, we could already assume that Trump has received about 23 stab wounds and that his body politic is already at the foot of the statue of Pompey.
This is how his passage through the US presidency and his power apparatus seems to end, but his political end is not. Trump is and will be from this time on, an inevitable point in American politics , with projections of influence and leadership that could be consolidated just like those held by other entourages, such as the Bushes and Clintons.
Finally, the underlying issue, the elite struggle that put Trump in power, is not over yet.
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That was fun but I got a bone to pick.
As far as "the elite struggle that put Trump in power" goes Trump came to power through a combination of 1) strong support a a ruling class minority, 2)middle class frustration with the status quo artfully misdirected, including the racist component, 3) the arrogance of the ruling class majority who neglected to put safeguards in place to insure the victory of their chosen as they did in 2000.
Also, I don't think the Prez has ever forgiven anybody anything.