Forget The Mueller Questions, These Are The Twelve Questions I’d Like Trump To Answer!

The New York Times just broke a story publishing a list of 49 questions the Mueller investigation would like Donald Trump to answer. The questions are a result of negotiations between the Special Counsel’s team and Trump’s lawyers. Discussions that came to an end when lead Trump lawyer John Dowd was fired resigned from the position. The questions were provided orally to the Trump lawyers who wrote them down and presumably are the source of the leak.

The questions are highly specific and center on Donald Trump’s knowledge about how certain decisions were made and what Donald Trump knew. They seem to be focused on whether or not Trump has obstructed justice. While I want those questions answered and have no doubt that Trump has obstructed justice, laundered money, paid illegal bribes to foreign countries, violated FEC laws regarding contributions (paid off women he had affairs with to aid his election effort) and of course conspired with Russia. The 49 questions cited by the times aren’t really the ones I want to be answered. I want him to answer these:

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  1. What is your reading level? I’ve seen you struggle with documents, sounding out words and showing off your Hooked On Phonics skills but can you read at better than a 5th-grade level? Inquiring minds want to know.
  2. Are you disappointed that even though you got to be President, you can never be a made man because you’re not Italian? Hanging out with mobsters half your life and always being shut out when the big meetings were held and the real decisions made, had to hurt.
  3. Who does your hair? Normally the stylist to the President would try to capitalize on the fame and build their business based on their relationship with you. In this case, there’s a Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) requiring you never to reveal their name and expose them to shame.
  4. Do you pick out your own clothes? You’re allegedly a rich man, you can do better than those ugly coats and super long ties. Maybe you’re trying to distract from that gut but it’s not really working.
  5. What’s up with your fixation with women that look like your daughter and why do you tell your women that? In a related question, do you ask them to call you Daddy?
  6. What do you and Melania talk about when you’re alone? Of course, it’s possible you have an arrangement where you are never alone together? Separate bedrooms and all. Here’s a tip; stop trying to hold her hand in public. It’s clear she’s not feeling you.
  7. When you lie (which is all the time), do you realize you’re lying or just not care? Your lies aren’t even good at the moment and certainly don’t age well. You are the exception to the rule that, “The Truth Will Set You Free!” In your case, the truth will lock you up?
  8. You know Barack’s is bigger right? That’s gonna haunt you the rest of your life that you’ll never be the man he is, in every meaning of the word.
  9. What did Omarosa do in the White House? I’d say something about her lack of knowledge about any policy matter but I forgot that would make you equal.
  10. While we’re on your black sycophants, what’s the deal with the black guy with the sign and t-shirt at all your rallies and how much do you pay Diamond and Silk, Pastor Mark Burns and Dr. Darrell Scott? Whatever it is it isn’t enough unless the price for selling your soul has really gone down.
  11. How well do you think you’ll do in jail and would you rather be in the same prison or different prisons than Donald Jr and Jared?
  12. How does the President of the United States end up with the worst lawyers of all the people in the White House that had to lawyer up? Maybe you should have looked a little further than Fox News for applicants?

Five Things Sean Hannity Never Denied Or Forgot To Tell Us

Sean Hannity’s day went south when in a hearing about the disposition of records seized in the raid on Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. Sean Hannity was named as one of only three clients Michael Cohen had done legal work for in the past year. Hannity had gone to great lengths to keep from being named, telling Cohen’s and Trump’s lawyers to employ various threats, but ultimately, he was named as the third client.

The other two clients were Donald Trump, for whom Cohen made a $130,000 payment to silence her from going public about their affair, just before the election. Then there was Elliott Broidy, a Deputy Finance Committee Chairman of the RNC that paid a Playboy model $1.6 million for her to remain silent about their affair and the birth of their love child.

Once Hannity’s involvement was known, there was immediate speculation about whether his use of Cohen was similar to his only other clients, to cover-up extra-marital affairs. There was also great criticism that Hannity failed to disclose his relationship as a client of Cohen’s while doing nightly stories supporting Trump and Cohen and blasting the raid on Cohen’s office, which may contain his name on documents seized. Cohen has appeared on Hannity’s show at least seventeen times with no mention of their legal association.

Hannity began damage control with a series of tweets and statements. These are the most amazing things he either said or forgot to say regarding this matter.

  1. Immediately after Cohen’s lawyers named him as the third client, Hannity said, Cohen never represented him, “in any matter.” Thus denying he was Cohen’s client. He went on to say Cohen never represented him in relation to a third party (translate to; he never paid any women off for me) and we “almost” exclusively talked about Real Estate.
  2. Hannity claimed, “I never denied being represented by Michael Cohen.” A question no one knew to ask until he was named as a client. There are certainly millions of other things Hannity has never denied, some of them true.
  3. When lawyer Alan Dershowitz told him on his own show he should have disclosed his relationship with Cohen. Hannity said he, “was entitled to his privacy.” Anyone that’s watched a half-hour of Hannity, ever, knows he has no privacy concerns and if we didn’t already know, no ethics.
  4. Hannity himself is not unfamiliar with accusations related to women. Debbie Schlussel, a political analyst, said Hannity invited her to his hotel room after a show. She says when she refused, she was ultimately banned from Fox News.
  5. Sean Hannity is rumored to have been involved in sexual affairs with several women. an open question is whether or not and Cohen drafted Nondisclosure Agreements were seized in the raid?  As anticipated, Fox News is standing behind their man (and the advertising revenue his show brings in) and refusing to answer any questions about ethical concerns.

Trump Words For The Day: DNA and NDA

“DNA is an acid in the chromosomes in the center of the cells of living things. DNA determines the particular structure and functions of every cell and is responsible for characteristics being passed on from parents to their children. DNA is an abbreviation for ‘deoxyribonucleic acid.”

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Breaking it down, DNA would constitute proof that Donald Trump fathered a love child with a housekeeper while living in Trump Tower. We don’t know (yet) whether this story is true. We do know that the National Enquirer (whose parent company also paid Playmate Karen McDougal $150,000 about her affair with Trump) paid a doorman at Trump Tower, $30,000 to keep quiet about what he knew about the housekeeper fathering Trump’s child.

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The doorman, Dino Sajudin said, “I can confirm that while working at Trump World Tower I was instructed not to criticize President Trump’s former housekeeper due to a prior relationship she had with President Trump which produced a child.” If true, the child would bein his or her 30’s, between the ages of Trump children Eric and Tiffany.

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This brings us to the second word:

“A non-disclosure agreement (NDA), also known as a confidentiality agreement (CA), confidential disclosure agreement (CDA), hush agreementproprietary information agreement (PIA) or secrecy agreement (SA), is a legal contract between at least two parties that outlines confidential material, knowledge, or information that the parties wish to share with one another for certain purposes, but wish to restrict access to or by third parties. It is a contract through which the parties agree not to disclose information covered by the agreement. An NDA creates a confidential relationship between the parties to protect any type of confidential and proprietary information or trade secrets. As such, an NDA protects non-public business information. Like all contracts, they cannot be enforced if the contracted activities are felonies.”

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The offices, home, and hotel of longtime Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen were raided by the FBI this week and among the things they took were computers, records, phones, and documents. They were specifically looking for information on the $150,000 payment to Karen McDougal, $130,000 to Stormy Daniels, copies of Non-disclosure Agreements (NDA’s) and related documents which could include NDA’s with Dino Sajurin, the housekeeper, and according to Steve Bannon, “hundreds of women” during the campaign.

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Regarding the DNA situation, it’s alleged the former housekeeper is vehemently denying the story, which any financial agreement with Trump and an NDA might require her to do. It’s believed that Cohen also kept audio tapes of many of his telephone calls which might be even more for Trump to worry about. Trump called Cohen today, presumably to get their stories straight and evaluate the damage.

A Plea To All Leakers, Investigative Reporters, And Rumor Mongers, With Breaking News About Donald Trump

Y’all need to get organized! America is tired of not being able to get through a single day without new stories about who Trump fired, what he tweeted or what new policy he appropriated by watching Fox News. We are beyond our capacity to process all this information in an orderly fashion so we’re are going to insist you stick to a schedule!

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You can get together and agree on a weekly day and time to release all breaking news, and the public can have the rest of the week to live their lives without fear that when they go to work, go to bed, or even take a short nap, that Trump won’t have started a Trade War, had a new affair or threatened Russia, North Korea, or even Venezuela with Nuclear War.

Anxiety levels across the nation will go down, the economy will keep growing as people go back to taking their vacations, play more golf, eat out in restaurants and making big-ticket purchases with less fear that the world will end before they get to enjoy these activities. Bars, on the other hand, might see a drop in income as people find less of a need to drown their sorrows.

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Might I suggest Friday nights at 9:00 PM as a good time. People can choose to watch or not and take the whole weekend to either absorb whatever chaos has come our way or ignore it altogether. If the breaking news had to be condensed, you could cut out all the panels, discussion, and speculation and just give us the facts. You could cut your payrolls by not having to hire all the strategic experts to explain to us what you just said and what it might mean.

Exceptions to this rule can be actual indictments, guilty pleas and compromising pictures of Donald Trump, Ivanka, or Melania. If it’s just Donald Jr, Eric, or any of the Cabinet members, it can wait until Friday. If wars could only be declared on Friday nights, each week we could sigh with relief and know there’s at least one more week before Trump puts our military in harm’s way.

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I think what set off this rant was the breaking news that a Trump Tower doorman was paid $30,000 not to talk about an alleged relationship between Trump and his housekeeper… that produced a child. As salacious as that may be, it could have waited until Friday.

 

Paul Ryan Isn’t Going To Quit Congress, He Already Quit A Long Time Ago!

Congressman Paul Ryan (R) Wisconsin, the Speaker of the House, announced today he won’t be running for re-election for Congress. He’s only making clear now what has been obvious for some time that he quit doing his job a long time ago. Turning over control of the House to the likes of Devin Nunes and Mark Meadows. Ryan has been unable ( or unwilling) to exert any control over the rogue House Intelligence Committee which has put Party before Country and ignored Russian meddling in our elections and potential crimes committed by the President.

One of the lowest moments of his tenure came when the FBI Director and Assistant Attorney General came to see Ryan about Nunes request for secret Justice Department files. Ryan backed Nunes and requested the Top Secret files be turned over to Nunes, selective and misleading confidential information were promptly leaked by Nunes to right-wing media outlets.

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Ryan has stood by while Trump blew up the deficit, destroyed health-care and gave windfall tax benefits to corporations and billionaires. Ryan threatened from time to time to stand up to Trump during his worst behavior, but every time he backed off and assumed a submissive position like the weakling he proved to be.

Right now, the President is threatening to openly obstruct justice by firing the Special Counsel because he made a referral that is getting preciously close to Trump, his lawyer, and the women he paid to keep silent about his affairs. Some in the Senate are making clear that firing Mueller would be “the beginning of the end of Trump’s Presidency.” The one man that would have to institute Impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives, is saying nothing, afraid of Trump, afraid of the Republican base and afraid of his caucus who doesn’t want him to put them on the spot.

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Paul Ryan will be completing his term and technically giving up the ghost in January of 2019. We know though, that ship sailed long ago and Ryan is simply collecting his check, fulfilling none of his actual responsibilities as Speaker of the entire House of Representatives, just those of a Trump puppet.

The Real Danger To Trump From The Raid On Michael Cohen

On April 9, 2018, the offices, hotel, and home of Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen were raided by the FBI which has sent Donald Trump into a frenzy. While one obvious concern is that the raid might uncover more facts about that $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels and possibly prove Trump’s affair. Another might be that Cohen’s e-mails reveal further negotiations with Russia about projects like Trump Tower Moscow or other real estate projects during a time Trump was claiming he had no business interests in Russia. There might be some completely unknown criminal behavior that comes to light as a result of the raid. Trump has much to be fearful of but none of that is the worst-case scenario for the President.

The real fear is that Special Counsel Bob Mueller along with the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, amass enough information against Michael Cohen to make him flip, bringing into play every dirty deal Donald Trump has done over the last decade. Money laundering, foreign bribes, conspiracy to affect an election, how he ended up surrounded by grifters and cons (his Cabinet)? And then there’s the women, the Nondisclosure Agreements (NDA’s) and the payoffs.

Cohen can theoretically tie Trump to all sorts of illegal and/or immoral behavior and the only standard a man like Trump can use is, what would he do in similar circumstances? Mueller has been shown to being willing to throw the entire book at someone to get their cooperation (ask Paul Manafort). As the charges pile up against Cohen, beyond the currently asserted FEC violations and bank fraud. At what point will Cohen decide to trade Trump’s misdeeds for a get out of jail free card?

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Trump’s options were already few. Do nothing and wait for Mueller to gather damning information by following the money which he’s already been doing. Watch as his son, son-in-law, and possibly daughter face criminal charges? Fire Mueller and risk immediate impeachment for obstruction of justice? Can he pardon his personal lawyer without confirming additional obstruction? Can he pardon himself? Should he quit?

Despite the fact the raid was conducted not by the Special Counsel’s office but by a regional US Attorney. Mueller has indeed thrown down the gauntlet while simultaneously slapping Trump upside the head with it. My only hope is that if Cohen does flip, we get to watch the testimony on television.

 

The Alpha Males Of The White House

There’s something troubling about some of the men in the White House and their relationships with women. Let’s start arbitrarily with Rob Porter, famous for having battered his two ex-wives and dating Hope Hicks, shortly after she ended her relationship with married Corey Lewandowski. Donald Trump once told Hicks in a meeting, she was the “best piece of tail Corey ever had.”

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As news is breaking about Scott Pruitt carrying a woman on the payroll for several months as the Associate Administrator of the EPA’s Office of Policy, without her ever showing up for work for months, except to go on a trip to Morrocco and Paris with Pruitt and others. It turns out Samantha Dravis, who had a similar position in the Bush administration is also a former girlfriend of Rob Porter.

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Donald Trump, who once said “if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her,” and has compared both porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal that he was sleeping with to his daughter. Is being sued by multiple women for charges ranging from slander to rape. Some have remarked that Samantha Dravis bears a resemblance to Ivanka Trump as well. Trump’s marriage which is characterized by separate bedrooms and multiple nondisclosure agreements with women, may well have had room for one more?

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During the campaign, staffers A.J. Delgado and Jason Miller had a secret relationship. The relationship ended soon after Delgado told Miller she was pregnant He was concerned how he was going to tell his wife who was also pregnant. Miller ultimately turned down a job as Communications Director. He reportedly told people he, “needed to make more money in the private sector to make child support payments.”

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Anthony Scaramucci who lasted eleven days as Communications Director was dating Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle and rumored house hunting trips and a vacation in Rome may have led his wife to file for divorce. She took the high-ish road of saying she wanted a divorce, “after getting fed up with his ruthless quest to get close to President Trump, whom she despises.”

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These men are not just random men who happened to work in the White House. They are the people Trump likes, still communicating with those he had to fire and trying to salvage Pruitt’s career in spite of all his current scandals. I’m wondering just what happened to the Religious Right and the Moral Majority. Cat got their tongue?