, 04.10.2018 07:34 AM

The United States of America is about to be saved by a porn star

…we live in interesting times.

Today’s front-page Washington Post report, headlined “A bomb on Trump’s front porch,” which is a just-as-interesting way of putting things:

…the FBI’s seizure on Monday of privileged communications between Trump and his private lawyer, Michael D. Cohen — as well as documents related to a $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels, the adult-film actress who has alleged a sexual affair with Trump — was a particularly extraordinary move that opens a whole new front in the converging legal battles ensnaring the administration.

Cohen is Trump’s virtual vault — the keeper of his secrets, from his business deals to his personal affairs — and the executor of his wishes.

“This search warrant is like dropping a bomb on Trump’s front porch,” said Joyce White Vance, a former U.S. attorney in Alabama.

…Tim O’Brien, author of the Trump biography “Trump Nation,” said the seizure of records from his private attorney probably would “smell of a mortal threat” by Trump. And, O’Brien added, “He is historically prone not to sit back and let the chips fall where they may. He is historically prone to come out with guns blazing.”

Cohen has long been a fixer for Trump, as well as his family and business, and associates said he was disappointed when he was not brought officially on board the campaign, and again when he was passed over for a coveted White House job.

“He’s done the dirty work that the president hasn’t wanted to do himself, and he’s been doing it for a decade,” O’Brien said.

 

13 Comments

  1. Matt says:

    As you often say, it’s not the original act that brings politicians down, it’s the cover up.

  2. Dave Evans says:

    Well Bill Clinton had a teenager under his oval office desk having a good blow and Bill said, “I did not have sex with that woman”. and he is still a national hero and Hillary thinks Its Ok too so I doubt this will stick.

  3. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    Warren,

    Why in the world is he so mad? After all, according to himself it’s nothing more than Fake News. Fox News resurrection report at 11.

  4. Bill Malcolm says:

    Quite what this has to do with Mueller’s mandate to investigate possible Trump collusion with Russia’s amateur hacking attempts on the DNC, is apparently beside the point. The US standing bureaucracy and liberal top down influencers are along with Hillary determined to get Trump on something, anything. It’s noteworthy that not one of Mueller’s indictments so far has had anything to do with official Russia, but the baying crowd are enthused nonetheless.

    The US has come completely off the rails in my view, whether Democrat or Republican. They’re trying to beat each other to death, while the military goes off on its own, beating up countries for paranoid “defense” reasons. The US has lost its reasoning power.

    • doconnor says:

      This raid wasn’t conducted by Mueller, although it may have been based on information uncovered by Mueller and passed to the FBI.

      The kinds of things Russia is accused of are never done by Russian government officials, but by Putin friendly firms as part of the price they pay for Putin to remain their friend.

    • Ronald O'Dowd says:

      Bill,

      This is nothing new. Ken Starr was also all over the map.

  5. lou says:

    Warren, you’re a lawyer. You know just how out of bounds this was. It should send a chill down the spine of any American knowing that attorney privilege is now a thing of the past. A precedent has been set. Don’t think future GOP leaning DA’s won’t abuse it as well. Dershowitz has a strong take on this. Must read.

  6. Fred from BC says:

    Forgive me for no longer being impressed by “We GOT HIM THIS TIME!!!”

    This is, what…15 times now? 20? more?

    Not buying it anymore, sorry…

  7. Allan says:

    Stormy is an American hero. I would love to pin a medal on her chest. 😮

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