We can't see the forest for the trees is an expression used when details of a problem are overlooked. The Republican-controlled Congress has been too involved in the wording of bills that they couldn't see the forest for the trees.
By focusing on what is officially defined as illegal or criminal, while a more serious threat to democracy is left out. This threat is caused by predatory practices considered to be skirting the letter of the law, but have multiple adverse social consequences.
Therefore, just when a more effective regulatory action and supervision is essential, the practice is to promote deregulation and allow for a reduction in the role of government. This not only has dangerous consequences, but it also promotes types of mass misconduct which undermines the democratic processes as well as sustainable economic growth.
All of this comes back to the question of what do you do when #WeThePeople discover a president does really bad things, whether felonious or whether it is an abuse of power ... We're in this mess right now!
Contact your US Representative in the House and The Senate.