Monday, February 19, 2018
What Is Donald Trump Hiding?
Ever since Robert Mueller indicted thirteen Russians for interfering in the 2016 election, Donald Trump has been acting like he's finally losing his marbles.
Lashing out at just about everybody.
President Trump lashed out with fresh anger about the intensifying Russia probe over the weekend, accusing Democrats of enabling a foreign adversary to interfere in the 2016 election and attacking the FBI as well as his own national security adviser.
From his own staff to Oprah.
At everybody that is except the Russians.
Which has some like Thomas Friedman asking the obvious question, what is Trump hiding?
President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or is a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy.
That is, either Trump’s real estate empire has taken large amounts of money from shady oligarchs linked to the Kremlin — so much that they literally own him; or rumors are true that he engaged in sexual misbehavior while he was in Moscow running the Miss Universe contest, which Russian intelligence has on tape and he doesn’t want released; or Trump actually believes Russian President Vladimir Putin when he says he is innocent of intervening in our elections — over the explicit findings of Trump’s own C.I.A., N.S.A. and F.B.I. chiefs.
And drawing the obvious conclusions:
In sum, Trump is either hiding something so threatening to himself, or he’s criminally incompetent to be commander in chief.
But whatever it is, Trump is either trying so hard to hide it or is so naïve about Russia that he is ready to not only resist mounting a proper defense of our democracy, he’s actually ready to undermine some of our most important institutions, the F.B.I. and Justice Department, to keep his compromised status hidden. That must not be tolerated.
This is code red. The biggest threat to the integrity of our democracy today is in the Oval Office.
And to make matters even worse, whether Americans think that Trump is a traitor or an idiot, or just senile.
I'm sure that most of them would agree that he's probably going to need a good lawyer.
And sadly for him he doesn't have one.
For if Michael Cohen believes this:
And answers his critics in this manner:
It's not hard to imagine where Trump is going.
He could run...
He could hide.
But he could not escape the truth...