Things Are Not Always As They Seem

I recommend you read Gary Abernathy’s anecdote about local Ohio politics in the Washington Post

As long as the investigation by Mueller and the actions of law enforcement stayed focused on their primary mandate, they were on solid ground. Now, after the raid on Trump’s personal attorney, it appears to many that they are merely looking for a win on something — anything.

It will be an ironic development if overzealous law enforcement officials manage to make Trump something that he seldom succeeds in making himself — a sympathetic character.

in light of its potential relevance to recent events in the ongoing soap opera of the Mueller investigation. You don’t need to be pro-Trump to think that the investigation may not have the outcome that many Democrats seem to want.

7 comments… add one
  • Modulo Myself

    The pro-Trump people have spent the last year spinning idiotic fantasies about Mueller and Comey. Trust me–these are not going to come true.

    If you haven’t figured out that Trump is insanely corrupt, I don’t know what to tell you. And it seems pretty likely that he was connected with Russian intelligence via this DNC hack. If his campaign was coordinating to release these stolen emails, then that’s going to satisfy the collusion angle for most people who aren’t pro-Trump. Plus, there’s obstruction of justice when he fired Comey. And I’m guessing that Trump is the kind of guy who says things that lawyers never want their clients to say. Stuff like suggesting lying to the FBI.

    Will he be impeached? Not this year. But he’s in deep trouble.

  • CuriousOnlooker

    Then there’s Comey’s book tour. I suspect in a few weeks; more then half of Americans when polled, would fire Comey if they were his boss.

  • steve

    Soap opera? Do you have inside information here? Pretty sure Cohen didn’t write down on his bank loans that he was using the money to pay off a porn star. Also sounds like he was involved in other pay offs.

    Frankly, I think that under normal circumstances no one would be surprised to find out that some lawyer is engaged in illegal pay offs. We generally want these kinds of operatives prosecuted. But, not that someone like this is the lawyer for Trump, it is horrible that he is being investigated.

    Steve

  • Roy Lofquist

    @steve,

    You write: “Frankly, I think that under normal circumstances no one would be surprised to find out that some lawyer is engaged in illegal pay offs.”

    It is not illegal to pay a blackmailer or extortionist.

  • steve

    It is if you commit bank fraud in the process. Also, none of these to date sound like blackmail, though hard to tell. It sounds more like they went to these women and offered money, plus maybe some threats, to keep them quiet, which given the purpose may have been election fraud.

    Steve

  • Modulo Myself

    McClatchy’s reporting that Mueller has evidence the Steele dossier is correct: despite denials, Cohen was in Prague in 2016.

    Wonder how pro-Trump idiots will attempt to defend this. I mean, if Mueller has evidence that he actually met who the dossier said he met with, this is the big one.

  • Andy

    “Wonder how pro-Trump idiots will attempt to defend this. I mean, if Mueller has evidence that he actually met who the dossier said he met with, this is the big one.”

    Big if. Big if true. Don’t count your eggs and all that. Patience is a virtue, etc.

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