A Recommended Read

hush money

Michael Kranish, Tom Hamburger, and Rosalind S. Heiderman, Michael Cohen, once at pinnacle of Trump’s world, now poses threat to it

It’s a detailed account of the career of Michael Cohen, the most famous alumnus of the country’s worst law school. I won’t try to summarize; you can read for yourself, if so inclined. But, to me, the most interesting observation is this: “In the view of several Cohen associates, the Daniels payment was an ill-conceived Cohen effort to curry Trump’s favor at a time when the lawyer’s rivals were shutting him out.”

Fits the known facts pretty well, I think, particularly the detailed account laid out in the article.

And pretty much the sort of harebrained stunt you would expect from a graduate of the worst law school in the country.

Don’t forget that the hush money purported contract recites that Trump is waiving any claims he might have against Stormy, which Trump bloody well could not do if he knew nothing about the alleged agreement. Which makes the transaction fraudulent. And probably involved some fair amount of mail fraud and wire fraud.

He Also Denied that he is a Crook

Trump Denies Report That He Calls Sessions ‘Mr. Magoo’

President Donald Trump on Saturday denied a new report in the Washington Post alleging that Trump will refer to Attorney General Jeff Sessions as “Mr. Magoo,” an old cartoon character of an elderly man with poor vision.

Trump also denied that he calls Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “Mr. Peepers,” another old character from a 1950s sitcom, as the Washington Post reported.

Told You So

Klarman

Billionaire GOP Donor: I’m Using My Tax-Cut Money To Help Elect Democrats

I don’t know anything about Mr. Klarman. He may well be as patriotic as he paints himself in the quotes he gave for this article.

But for most of the billionaires, yeah, they’ll start using their money to help elect Democrats, all right. And those will be Democratic branded politicians prepared to do what the billionaires tell them to do.