House of Trump

The American political scene will soon resemble the hit television series "House of Cards," as revelations of contacts and deals between Donald Trump's election campaign and others keep coming in.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is moving ahead with his investigation and has set his sights on the president's relations and close associates. The Republican Party leadership is at a loss and time is running out for Congress to vote on any important legislation promised by Trump before the elections. The American "system," however, is protected by its checks, balances and antibodies.

For example, it is impressive to see how it is trying to shield Vice President Mike Pence and keep him out of the whirlwind of revelations. Pence is considered very conservative, perhaps even extreme, on certain issues, but he is predictable. He has undertaken the de facto management of...

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