Presidents of the United States of America have come and gone during the more than 230-year-history of the Republic - with many having served exceptionally well toward the development, protection and sovereignty of the Republic.
The rise of the US as a super power, its defense of democracy, of liberty and of the rights of humankind, all developed because a succession of US Presidents - from Washington, to Jefferson to Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Obama, held and maintained high ideals of the High Office as Commander-in-Chief to protect and to serve the Republic, while maintaining its unquestionable sovereignty.
One the other hand, very few presidents of the 45 the Republic has had, thus far, failed in meeting the high standards of the office of President of the United States. That small group, including Richard Nixon, found out that the Republic stands aloft of the man - aloft of the presidency.
In 2017, the Republic, under the temporary guardianship of Donald Trump, is under stress. Intelligence reports have indicated that Russia played an influencing role in the recent presidential elections that placed Trump in the White House. A national security adviser to the president has had to resign because of his factual connections to the Russians. Yet, the extent to which the president's campaign, if at all, was directly influenced by Russia, still remains unresolved.
The new White House has not erased none of the serious uncertainties as to any Russian influence over the Oval Office. Last week, the new White House affirmed more uncertainties as it hosted Russia's foreign minister and the Russian press, but barred the American media from the White House event.
However, a slow but now defined path to ascertaining America's sovereignty question has been started through the selection of a special counsel by the Justice Department to look into Russia's role in the 2016 US Presidential Election. Unfortunately, President Trump has tweeted that the new independent investigation amounts to the "greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history", reported the New York Times, earlier this morning.
Whatever, the truth must be found, the United States Republic must be protected and the Republic must be maintained as a higher entity over that of the man or of the office of president.