Confusion Worse Confounded


So, here is some news from an unimpeachable source: Gregg Jarrett: If Rod Rosenstein defies Trump’s order to declassify documents, he should be fired.

As far as I can tell, the biggest story of the week—maybe the biggest story of the year—is Trump’s order to declassify FISA documents despite, or maybe because of, their potential to lend aid and comfort to the enemy by revealing intelligence sources and methods. And the potential civil disobedience of this order by the national security establishment, led by Trump appointees.

Either one side or the other will back down, or neither will back down, which currently seems to me like the most likely outcome.

With what result?

The wholesale decimation of United States intelligence and surrender to the Russians?

An effective coup against Trump?

Confusion worse confounded?