The uncharted waters just got deeper and darker.  For Donald Trump to openly pressure the Department of Justice to investigate his former opponent is precedent setting, and it’s also dangerous.  What’s next?   Tweeting verdicts he’d like to see from federal judges?  Why stop there? Let’s make the Supreme Court arguments must see reality TV.

We’re nearing the end of our metaphor list and frankly this latest blast against the norm goes beyond words we were contemplating like embarrassing and a joke.  This is a crisis. Is the Attorney General of the United States now taking orders from Trump?  Does Jeff Sessions need to investigate the Clintons to save his job?

But this is more than a Session-Trump rumble.   Republicans in Congress and their ever more strident allies Fox News are desperate to change the subject.  Enter the anti-Clinton machine. Let’s watch the GOP crank up that old junker and throw it into overdrive .  Donald Trump’s presidency, already as wobbly as a three-legged stool, was stunned by the indictment of former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.  And as the Russia drumbeat only grows louder, perhaps Trump should dump the “Make America Great Again” slogan and change it to “Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures.”

Here’s more from CNN.

And for more background, please check this story from The New York Times.