The FBI’s stunning search of ex-President Donald Trump’s home triggered a legal and political earthquake whose aftershocks are only widening a week on, with key questions that will shape the nation’s future still clouded in mystery.
The FBI search of Donald Trump’s Florida resort is an extraordinary, historic development given that it targeted a former President of the United States and set off a political uproar he could use to stoke his likely 2024 White House bid.
Whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s risky trip to Taiwan was a valuable statement of US resolve or provoked China for no strategic gain depends on when, or if, Beijing’s consequent fury and military posturing abate.
Democrats this week have the chance to validate their monopoly on political power in Washington, create a legacy of true significance for President Joe Biden and even boost their hopes in daunting midterm elections in three months.
Every week is a tough week for this White House right now.
The White House has been so wrong, so often, on inflation that its latest assurance that the painfully high cost of living has peaked, after more record-busting data, didn’t pass muster — especially with swing state Democrats in an election year.
Whether or not Donald Trump ends up facing criminal charges, the House committee probing the US Capitol insurrection has scored a critical win over the ex-President by thwarting his effort to cover up the true horror of that day of infamy.
Joe Biden is finding out that a president can’t explain, legislate or just wish away raging inflation, one of the most corrosive forces in a market economy.