Either Donald Trump is guilty and desperate to throw investigators off the trail, or he has just committed a monumental blunder. If he’s innocent he has made himself look guilty and by acting on impulse has shown his shallow knowledge of history, his lack of respect for the rule of law, and his monumental and ultimately self-destructive egotism. And if he’s guilty? Well we know how this story ends.
There is a power to the American Presidency that is greater than our economic or military power. It is a power that comes from us: the power of our principles. When we act in alignment, in faithfulness, and in accordance with those principles, the world rallies to our side. The world even gives us the benefit of the doubt. When we act — at home or abroad — in violation of those principles, the world rightly doubts our intentions.