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D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

How to tell if the Anti-Trump Gang is Getting Nervous

January 5, 2018 --

Look for op-ed articles with titles like this from Yascha Mounk in The New York Times, December 21, 2017: "The Real Coup Plot is Trump's"

Falsely referring to a Trump "Coup Plot," Mounk says that special counsel Robert S. Muller III "is now being maligned as a Democratic stooge out to sabotage the Republican Party." Mounk indicated that it is "ridiculous" to think that the Republican Mueller would be out to get President Trump. As if there is not a host of Republicans who would like to see an end to the Trump presidency.

These, after all, are the Republicans who are appealed to, regularly, in the media to turn on President Trump. For example, The New York Times, December 19, ran a story on alleged anti-Trump sentiment in Republican suburbs, quoting alleged GOP -Trump-haters.

But then, the Times has a habit of running articles warning that the Trump presidency will have dire consequences for the GOP. See, for example, this lead story in the Times, May 8, 2016: "G.O.P. UNRAVELS/AS PARTY FACES/ TRUMP TAKEOVER."

Had that headline predicted the future, this headline could never appeared across the Times front page, December 21, 2017: 'G.O.P. EXULTS AS CONGRESS DELIVERS TAX BILL"

What, then, could the anti-Trump crowd be nervous about? Perhaps about reports that congressional Republicans are probing the Russia-gate campaign against the president -- and, next year, will present the facts to the American people. Would such a report set forth the politicization of the Department of Justice, and the FBI, and the intelligence community under the Obama administration?