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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Tangled Webs and the $130,000

AN EDITED VERSION OF THIS POST APPEARS IN THE RECORD, A BERGEN COUNTY NEWSPAPER

It turns out to be this generation's version of  "I did not have sex with that woman." But Mr. Trump did have sex with that woman, Stormy Daniels, and did in fact repay Michael Cohen the $130, 000 hush money, apparently with a vig added.

Someone in the President's ever revolving corner will undoubtedly try to turn Mr. Trump's "know" into "now know" and linguistically attempt to resuscitate their leader. And remind us that Mr. Trump may have misspoken but not to Mr. Mueller, merely to reporters on Air Force One. And that this constitutes neither perjury nor obstruction of justice but at worst a technical failure to comply with federal reporting requirements. And the timing of the repayments is of paramount import and fully exonerates a wrongly accused and deeply aggrieved President. And we owe this man our sincerest apologies.

But we know what lies sound like, what a cover up looks like. We have lived through Richard Nixon. 

Shakespeare had to be contemplating Donald Trump when he wrote "oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive."

Practice does not make perfect Mr. Trump.

5 comments:

Michael Gansl said...

I don’t think anyone could have said this better!

Anonymous said...

Still waiting for that last straw.

Lois

Bruce Egert said...

The Stormy Daniels affair is sordid but occurred as consensual conduct by adults 12 years ago. Do not be fooled. Trump and his buddy Giuliani are trying to attract a lot of attention to this affair because, at worst, Trump violated a campaign law which usually results in a fine being meted out. Hardly impeachment territory; hardly money laundering; hardly Russian collusion; hardly obstruction of justice.

They need to be concerned about the obstruction issue and, maybe, campaign collusion which will be more of a political football than a criminal issue. Right now Giuliani is "giving" the public a minor problem and not a major one.

For now, the most important day of the year is November 6th--Election Day--when voters will tell know-it-alls like us whether or not they like Trump or if they want Democrats to have more power in government.

Robert said...

Another possible explanation is that Michael Cohen was about to reveal many sordid details of Trump wrongdoings in an effort to save himself, and Rudy's comments were intended to tell Cohen that the President has his back

Anonymous said...

this was just guiliani way of telling the world that Trump is going to use attorney client privilege to repress all the crap in Cohen's files!!!


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