In a chaotic, yearlong presidency that never ceases to astound, this past week has been a turning point. But at least we can now see what shape Trump’s catastrophic game plan is taking.
The scandal is a factual, metaphorical and timely clone of Watergate.
Like in the famous bikini metaphor, those 2,890 uncovered files become irrelevant because all the attention is on what remains covered.
Sending messages one-sidedly on Twitter can’t even be called an explanation.
When the former director of the FBI breaks the code of silence, it is not certain that he does so exclusively to defend democracy.
Trump came across as someone who brought a wooden club to a fencing duel.
Faced with ridicule and criticism, President Trump, who values profit more than reputation, is still doing things his way.
He is a chess player who anticipates his moves months in advance, as his own colleagues have described him.
Trump’s inclusion in the investigation will erode yet further the American president's already damaged reputation.