Well, you could have knocked me over with a feather. The thought finally settled on me that what might well bring Donald Trump down could just be the old fashioned honey pot sexual embarrassment we thought he was immune to.
Trump might think he can still grab pussy with the best of them. But he is showing his age now and all this behavior is adding up. We are getting the first looks here at what might be the heart of an impeachment effort.
Remember, impeachment isn’t a legal proceeding. It’s a political thing. So a prosecutor needs all the dingy behavior he can collect to pursue the issue first through the House and then the Senate.
A Democratic victory in November would speed that process up lots, I would suggest. If they take both the House and the Senate, the mendacious fatty in the White House could well be toast.
We can only hope.
So what happened?
The old fart had his lackey pay off a couple of women he had bedded to keep them quiet before the presidential race. He didn’t want any scandals rolling out as his campaign was expanding.
Now lawyer Michael Cohen is likely headed to prison for a whole long list of tax crimes, lies, what have you, that defined his relationship with Trump. This is not surprising because he announced a while ago he was going to play along with the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan.
Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, said the president told him to pay off an adult film star and a former Playboy model, and that the payments were “for the principal purpose of influencing the election,” according to the New York Times.
“There is no allegation of any wrongdoing against the president in the government’s charges against Mr. Cohen,” said Mr. Trump’s lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, in a statement. “It is clear that, as the prosecutor noted, Mr. Cohen’s actions reflect a pattern of lies and dishonesty over a significant period of time.”
Sure, Cohen is a liar.
Then again, so is President Trump.
And that’s only a piece of the bad day that developed for the president.
Down south in Alexandria, a jury returned eight “guilty” decisions against Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign manager and an operator on the international stage for quite a long time. Trump noted he wasn’t mentioned in the Manafort case.
But without Trump, there would have been no Manafort case, of course, so who does he think he is kidding?
What does this all mean?
Damned if I know, but I suspect Manafort and maybe Cohen, too, will be squealing like piggies before long as they face the prospects of long prison terms. Then again, may be they won’t. Or at least maybe one of them won’t.
Cohen once said he would take a bullet for the president. We’ll see how he feels about that now that one of them is speeding in his direction.
Also, this kinds of stomps the stuffing out of the Trump claim that it’s all a rigged witch hunt. The jury in Washington didn’t think so. That won’t stop the president, of course, because he is the biggest liar in the pack. His backers remain his backers, as stupidly as they were his backers on election day.
Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is obviously one hell of a leader in this investigation. I don’t think we have heard the full story yet, but its getting darker and darker for the president.