Because nothing immediately stands out to me regrading current events (while I’m aware of Pompeo’s Senate hearings, the (alleged) North Korea talks, and the Russia sanctions which were postponed because of course they were) I’m instead gonna provide some thoughts on ongoing legal matters, and on former FBI director Comey’s book. Because I can.
First off, there’s the matter of Stormy Daniels and her ongoing suit against Trump to be released from her Non-Disclosure agreement, which he did not sign, and $20 million in damages. While I am almost entirely ambivalent to the idea of Trump having an affair, which frankly seems like a normal state of affairs if anything for this guy, I am somewhat impressed (and very amused) by Daniels and her Attorneys ability to handle and rebuke Trump in nearly any format, which I imagine not coincidentally keeps a fair bit of media attention on them, further annoying Trump. Additionally there is their dealings with Cohen, Trumps attorney who paid Daniels the $130,000 she initially received for the Non-Disclosure agreement. He was required to release to the court his client list, which he withheld in regards not only to the Mueller investigation, but also regarding his interactions and dealings with Stormy Daniels. When he was required to release the list verbally, he revealed that one of his clients was one Sean Hannity. Que soap opera gasps.
And this is the second matter, and also it really does feel like a soap opera affair the way this has all been released. Season two of the Trump Show really is heating up, huh? Anyway, with this revelation Hannity has naturally denied everything, though Cohen is at this stage cooperating, and is currently a concern of the Trump team who fear he might break under pressure. Unfortunately I don’t have much to add beyond that (except that Daniels released a sketch of the man she claims threatened her in front of her daughter, which Trump denies. So that happened) but given the current trends, I wouldn’t be surprised if Cohen managed some scandal for Hannity and that came out. So that could be interesting.
And finally Comey’s book has been released, detailing his personal experiences and his view on his interactions with Trump during his time as the Director of the FBI in early 2017. All told, I’m not exactly fond of Comey, but he certainly feels he did his job to the best of his ability, tried not to let FBI independence be compromised (as he saw it), and while I feel that certain members of that institution played far too many games during the election, and his response could have been better, I imagine he’ll be relatively well regarded by the FBI and the public for the next few years. The books apparently not bad either.
Till next time.