|M. Streeter, Savannah Morning News|
BC Idonwanna sez: Smells like cooked goose.
When the 'Merican Nero hired former New York Mayor and US Attorney, Rudi Giuliani, for his legal team the White House response to the Russian Connection investigation turned into a confrontational criminal defense. But when your 'go to' guy admits you paid hush money to a porn star, it is not exactly the defense you expected. Giuliani has been back tracking since Wednesday when he made the explosive admission during an interview that Trump paid back his private attorney Cohen for the $130,000 payment Cohen made to Stormy Daniels.
Mr. Yuge told reporters on Air Force One earlier that he was not aware of the payment and did not know where Cohen got the money. Apparently, the former ace mob prosecutor made the blunder in an attempt to dispute the payment was a campaign finance violation. Under federal campaign finance law according to a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, Stormy Daniels' agreement to keep quiet about her sexual affair could be construed an in-kind campaign contribution. Hair Further attempted to defend his defender by calling him "a great guy", and saying Giuliani would "get his facts straight" after a few more days on the job. He better hope so, because Giuliani's admission just made his client's legal jeopardy worse. Some observers see the new, combative approach to the investigation signaled by retaining Giuliani as a predicate for Trump's refusal to voluntarily sit for a deposition by Mueller. A subpeona will eventually issue, and a constitutional crisis of historical proportions will ensue. Whether a sitting president can be criminally indicted is an open question that the Supremes will have to decide, unless the Donald sooner quits, but he is no Nixon.
|credit: Rick McKee, Augusta Chronicle|
Wackydoodle sez: Is it me, or jist get a 'hole lot hotter in 'ere?