Leftists Aflutter: Trump Attorney Fires His Attorneys
Leftists love having hope, even when it yields nothing but despair.
But such is Leftism, seeing hope where only despair exists. Leftists enter their second year of their witch hunt against Donald Trump, and Year Two will yield nothing different.
Even though the “investigation” has shifted illegally to others surrounding the president, Democrats cling to their hope-buoys with each titillating morsel of nothing.
The latest hope involves Michael Cohen, the president’s attorney. According to ABC, Cohen lawyers are leaving the case over money:
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime confidant and former personal attorney, is likely to cooperate with federal investigators, as his lawyers are expected to leave the case, sources said.
To date, Cohen has been represented by Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the Washington and New York firm, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, but a source representing this matter has disclosed to ABC News that they are not expected to represent him going forward. Ryan declined to comment.
A source familiar with the matter tells ABC News that among the reasons for Cohen’s change in counsel is a fee dispute.
No replacement counsel has been identified as of this time.
How many people have the Left depended on to put an end to the Trump presidency?
Michael Flynn? A bust. And Flynn has all but been exonerated. I have speculated that Flynn will end up a very rich man after suing all the scoundrels involved in setting him up.
And what of Paul Manafort? Well he’s been helpful to Mueller in convicting 13 Russians unrelated to Trump or election meddling.
The Nation even speculates that accountants will bring Trump down.
And not necessarily because of what Trump himself does. Sound familiar?
But maybe bookkeepers and accountants deserve a little more respect. They’re often the ones who actually bring down corrupt officials through dogged attention to those “irrelevant” distractions. It wasn’t for nothing that Washington Post reporters Woodward and Bernstein decided to “follow the money” when they were trying to unravel the mystery of the Watergate scandal. By following that infamous money trail, the two journalists were indeed able to discover secret campaign funds used to pay off the people who had burglarized Democratic Party offices in the Watergate building, along with the men who later covered it up. Eventually that money trail led all the way to Richard Nixon’s reelection campaign, and uncovering it brought down a corrupt president.
If, one of these days, Donald Trump is taken down, it may well be the bean counters who ultimately do it. When it comes to draining the Trumpian swamp, they’ve already done a pretty good job on several of his appointees. Think, for instance of Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt’s $43,000 soundproof booth and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson’s $31,000 customized dining-room set.
Vanity Fair brewed earlier speculation back in February of this year.
The femme fatale for Trump was not Stormy Daniels, however, but instead Hope Hicks.
But as Robert Mueller’s probe barrels on, Hicks’s front-row seat to history could backfire, jeopardizing the administration and throwing her own actions into question. According to a Wednesday report from The New York Times, Mark Corallo, a former legal spokesman for the Trump administration who resigned in July, will testify to Mueller that Hicks may have been part of an obstruction effort, after news broke that Donald Trump Jr. had met with a Russian lawyer during the campaign. Per the Times:
In Mr. Corallo’s account—which he provided contemporaneously to three colleagues who later gave it to the Times—he told both Mr. Trump and Ms. Hicks that the statement drafted aboard Air Force One would backfire because documents would eventually surface showing that the meeting had been set up for the Trump campaign to get political dirt about Mrs. Clinton from the Russians.
According to his account, Ms. Hicks responded that the e-mails “will never get out” because only a few people had access to them. Mr. Corallo, who worked as a Justice Department spokesman during the George W. Bush administration, told colleagues he was alarmed not only by what Ms. Hicks had said—either she was being naïve or was suggesting that the e-mails could be withheld from investigators—but also that she had said it in front of the president without a lawyer on the phone and that the conversation could not be protected by attorney-client privilege.
Has anybody seen Hope?
Around the same time Vanity Fair speculated that Hope Hicks would bring down Trump, the Chicago Tribune offered additional hope, except their theory involved neither Hope Hicks or Stormy Daniels.
Since the campaign began and into his presidency, allegations have repeatedly been raised against Trump of sexual misconduct of one kind and another. The latest is possibly the most serious. After a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in 2006, a year after he had married his current wife, Melania, Trump allegedly had a brief affair with the adult film star Stormy Daniels, who has recently been doing the media circuit telling her story. Daniels was reportedly paid $130,000 before the presidential election to keep quiet. The air is now thick with counterclaims issued by Trump supporters, who dismiss the whole story as a fabrication.
But Daniels is not alone. At least 19 women have come forward with charges of sexual misconduct of one kind or another. A number of contestants in the beauty pageants run by Trump over the years — including Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and others — have claimed that he entered their dressing rooms without warning when they were naked or getting their costumes on; other women have charged him with unwanted sexual contact, including kissing and groping. Trump and his aides have said all these allegations are part of a coordinated campaign to discredit him and that all the women are lying. His case wasn’t helped by tapes from 2005, leaked during the election campaign, that recording him saying: “When you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. … Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.” But Trump simply dismissed this as “locker room talk” and denied it had anything to do with the way he really behaved toward women.
In the face of the corroborating evidence, Trump’s outright denials might seem rather desperate, especially as other politicians, such as Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, and prominent figures in industries from film to media have recently been forced to step down for lesser sexual accusations.
In other words, their Democrats’ sacrifice of Franken was supposed to sink Trump. But it didn’t.
In fact, the Democrats tried to build a case for more women in politics, and they positioned Congresswoman (D-NY) Kirsten Gillibrand. Not surprisingly, Gillibrand is barely mentioned in the news.
The article continues,
But the fact is that Trump’s supporters apparently find his responses to such charges to be credible or at least sufficient. Only 36 percent of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing, but that figure has not dropped since Daniels surfaced — indeed, Trump’s approval rating has slightly risen in the interim.
What the Democrats and other naysayers will learn definitively on November 2, 2018 is that support for President Trump is wide and growing. And when people transition to the Trump Train, they don’t look back.