For John, BLUF: It is fiction, but I bet it is fiction that some Democrats, and a few Republicans, fantasize about. Nothing to see here; just move along.
There is a Part 2.
The author is Mr Kurt Schlichter in Town Hall, on 31 July (and 1 August) 2017.
Coup stories pop up once in a while. There is this one by Law Professor Charlie Dunlap and this paper by Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds. I wrote one for the fiction writing course I took at UMsss Lowell, in the Fall of 2016, but was advised to suppress it, since I used real names.
The "bottom line" is at the end of Part II. Hint: Win, lose or draw, it is bad for the Republic.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff