The second inflection point was 9/11. The 9/11 attacks tested Rudy, broke him, rebuilt him, and changed something deep in his soul. His finest moments came in those dusty, terrifying streets where the death toll was still unknown and unknowable, where fires marked the eternal gap in the city’s skyline and Lower Manhattan was a landscape of ash. He took on the mantle of leadership at a moment of horror, and it is the knowledge of what he did that day that sharpens the painful contrast to the man he now serves. … [Read more...] about Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump: This Will End Badly. And Probably Soon.
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Mahler’s witch-burning meandered on into the exhumation of former Trump lawyer (and cooperating plea bargainer) Michael Cohen and the Stormy Daniels nonsense. Mahler gamely acknowledged that the charges against 2004 Democratic vice presidential candidate John Edwards, in supposedly comparable circumstances, failed; wealthy friends paid $925,000 to Edwards’ pregnant girlfriend in mid-campaign. In this instance, Ms. Daniels was paid not to comment on the evening she allegedly spent 10 years before with Trump. She did not allege coercion or impropriety, there was no pregnancy, and Trump denied her story. He apparently told Cohen to settle with her and paid Cohen’s invoice when it came, including the payoff. How anyone could imagine that Trump paying his legal bill, including the payment by Cohen to Daniels, constituted an illegal campaign contribution by Trump from and to himself escapes my comprehension. … [Read more...] about For the Trump-haters, everything is a crime
And since Trump will put himself front-and-center in likely launching a rematch campaign that may or may not include Biden (who has floated the idea of a one-term presidency), the former vice president gets an easy out since a majority of the questions will be about what Trump said, what he tweeted or what criticism he leveled at a Biden administration. The 46th president gets to respond by criticizing Trump for inheriting X and Y problems related to COVID-19 or poor race relations, and it's like "Seinfeld" all over again: a show about nothing. … [Read more...] about With 2024 launch, get ready for the never-ending Trump Show
After complaining for months that he would be cheated, it appears the Trump campaign did little — if anything — to guard against vote theft. Not only that, they were woefully unprepared to seek legal redress once Election Day passed. His bumbling legal team has been shot down by both Republican and Democratic judges with hardly a victory. One wonders: Can Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiTiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump Trump has discussed possible pardons for three eldest children, Kushner: report Talk of self-pardon for Trump heats up MORE even fix a parking ticket? … [Read more...] about Choking — not cheating — was Trump’s undoing
“I’m not a lawyer, but it seems to me if you’re the most influential person in America and you tell the public that a deadly viral pandemic is a hoax & countless citizens accept that as reality, do nothing to protect themselves then end up dead, you might be an accessory,” he wrote back in March. … [Read more...] about Rob Reiner: Trump Committing ‘Premeditated Murder’