Friday, July 27, 2018

Of Course He Knew

The big news last night was that Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, is now telling us that Trump knew beforehand about the June 2016 meeting with his top campaign staff and his son and folks from Russia promising dirt on Hillary Clinton.  This is just one of the nuggets being looked at by the Mueller team as part of a broad investigation into the case of Trump obstructing justice.

I think we already had that figured out, but making the case in court versus in the court of public opinion and “Well, duh,” the bar is a bit higher.  You have to actually have evidence.

But Mr. Cohen’s testimony isn’t the only evidence.  We know that Trump bragged to the Russians in the Oval Office about firing James Comey in order to stop the investigation, and that he’s stated on numerous occasions that he would never have appointed Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III as attorney general if he knew that he was actually going to enforce the law and allow the investigation to go forward.

So what Michael Cohen says is fine, but the case has already been made.