All you need to know about American politics in 2020 is that the sitting president just accused his predecessor of committing treason by investigating him for possibly colluding with the Kremlin and it’s like a Page 13 story in most newspapers. It’s not even linked on the Drudge Report as I write this at 1:45 p.m. ET. There’s too much else going on and the country’s too inured to Trump’s daily rhetorical blasts to take it seriously.
It’d make for a perfect one-line curio in a daily Trump-based “News of the Weird” feature alongside him riffing about putting flag-burners in jail or adjourning Congress if they don’t start confirming his judicial nominees more quickly. (Remember that?) “What’d he say today?” “He thinks Obama committed treason.” “Ah, geez.”
Bill Barr’s in his office right now, halfway down a bottle of Jim Beam, thinking, “He’s going to start hate-tweeting me if I don’t indict Obama for treason, isn’t he?”