Michael ‘Song Bird’ Cohen has told Special Counsel Robert Mueller that he was directed by Trump to make hush money payments in 2016 to Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal. The payments were made to buy their silence about the sexual affairs they had with Trump so as not to damage his presidential campaign.
Federal prosecutors believe Cohen’s hush money payments were criminal and if he acted at Trump’s direction, then Trump was directly involved in those crimes.
These accusations were revealed in court filings which were released to the media on Friday. Cohen is far from being a trustworthy person, but the court filings were heavily redacted, indicating that Mueller may have corroborating evidence that he does not want to reveal yet.
There are legal questions as to whether a sitting president can be indicted. But even if Trump is not indicted, the Democrats in the new congress are going to have a field day with the accusation that Trump ordered Cohen to make those hush money payments. There is now a better chance than ever that Trump will be impeached.
If Trump is indeed impeached, he cannot count on all Republican senators to vote against conviction. Almost all, if not all, Democratic senators will vote to convict Trump. All they need is enough Republican defections to constitute a two-thirds majority for conviction.
In my opinion, the House will impeach the President, but the Democrats will fail to get a two-thirds majority in the Senate. Meanwhile Trump’s administration will be beset with paralysis and the nation will be thrown into considerable turmoil.
Bill Clinton was almost brought down for lying about his sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky, but his ass was saved when the Republicans failed to gain a conviction in the Senate after they had impeached him in the House. Had that been in the #MeToo era, Clinton would have been toast.
I believe Donald Trump did have sex with Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, given his well-known reputation as a womanizer. Remember, he was recorded saying “Grab ’em by the pussy.” Now if Trump had just kept his works in his pants when his wife was pregnant, his administration would not be facing a crisis of epic proportions.
Do the Democrats in the House really want to bring on the consequences of impeachment? You bet they do! In their zeal to bring Trump down, the Democrats do not give a damn about the state of the nation.
So, will Trump’s sexual escapades with a porn star and a former Playboy model bring down his presidency? Stay tuned starting with the new Congress in January.