Juxtaposin’: Rage

Blowhard, Esq. writes:

Rage–Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles,
murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses,
hurling down to the House of Death so many sturdy souls,
great fighters’ souls, but made their bodies carrion,
feasts for the dogs and birds,
and the will of Zeus was moving towards its end.

Homer, The Iliad, translated by Robert Fagles

The special counsel investigation that threatened Donald Trump’s presidency was born of the commander-in-chief’s rage.
In his first months in office, Trump had seethed over FBI director James B. Comey’s refusal to tell the world that the president was not being scrutinized personally as part of the bureau’s investigation of whether the Trump campaign had coordinated with Russia to interfere with the 2016 presidential race.
On May 9, 2017, Trump snapped. In a sharp break from Washington norms that afford FBI directors ten-year terms to give the bureau independence from politics, the president unceremoniously fired Comey. He conveyed the news in a terse letter, hand-delivered to FBI headquarters by his former personal bodyguard.
Trump’s closest aides had warned him that the move could trigger a political uproar and lead to an expansion of the Russia inquiry—and it did.

Rosalind S. Helderman and Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post edition of the Mueller Report

About Blowhard, Esq.

Amateur, dilettante, wannabe.
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1 Response to Juxtaposin’: Rage

  1. flulrich says:

    “Washington norms that afford FBI directors ten-year terms to give the bureau independence from politics”

    Nice norm there, nullified by politicizing the Comeydian from the getgo by Democrat partisans.

    Liked by 1 person

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