Is Trump a goner?
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's meeting with Donald Trump was expected to be "either in the format of a full stop or a comma" in terms of the allies' future ties, as Erdoğan put it. Yet the meeting seems to be a full stop in Trump's career rather than bilateral relations! Since the developments prior to and after the meeting brought Trump's impeachment into question, the joke that "Erdoğan might be the last leader Trump meets" is doing the rounds.
Trump's relations with Russia are claimed to be "shady." The FBI has been carrying out an investigation on this critical issue since July 2016. Congress, on the other hand, also set up an investigation committee right in the wake of Trump's presidency. Yet the fact that Trump's Republican Party dominates the two wings of the Congress makes this committee political and hence function-less.
However, the FBI's investigation is quite serious. The recent assignment of one of the FBI's former directors, Robert Mueller, as special counsel has made the investigation now even more serious. Furthermore, the developments which "exploded" one after the other last week have moved the earth in the U.S. First, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Thereafter, he buffaloed Comey via Twitter, writing, "He better hope that there are no tapes of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"
Moreover, it was exactly on the days that Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the White House that he allegedly shared vital intelligence with the Russian minister, according to the American press.
Actually, the authority of the U.S. presidents is so broad that they can directly fire (without the approval of the Congress) the ones who they have hired. They are also authorized to share...