Usually Mr. Trump dominates these encounters with percolating self-confidence, bluster and bravado. It was missing this time. He appeared defensive, vulnerable. The look in his eyes wasn’t the usual look. There was a trace of fear.
Ultimately, despite his extraordinary display of defiance and misplaced loyalty, Trump may find that no one is above the law.
Finally, and perhaps most unnervingly for Trump, it is simply not possible to know what evidence Mueller and his team of investigators have gathered because in a capital that is awash with leaks his is the only office that has proved to be watertight.
Still, there is something poetic about the tag-team of Daniels and Comey. They differ from Trump in crucially important ways, but they thrive in the same conditions that brought him into power: a hunger for the spotlight, a talent for manipulating the press, a commitment to self-advancement.
The 45th president has inaugurated a new and nastier era for the U.S. and most likely the world.
We are in the hands of a complete imbecile and his fears. What a time we live in.