Trump travails

Democratic Party sues Trump, Russia government and Wikileaks alleging they conspired to disrupt the 2016 presidential election

Well, this is an entertaining development, whether it goes anywhere or not. Trump has been apparently mulling whether to fire Mueller especially after the FBI raided Trump’s fixer, lawyer Michael Cohen, who paid off Stormy Daniels not to reveal Trump’s out-of-wedlock sexual shenanigans. Cohen’s other clients included Republican fund-raiser Elliott Broidy and Sean Hannity, the Fox News professional Trump bumsniffer. Elliott Broidy was another sexual cover-up, which Cohen seems to specialise in, but we don’t yet know what he did for Hannity.

No-one knows what Mueller has on Trump, if anything, so a lawsuit from the Dems should be a welcome diversion while we wait to see what the investigation reveals, or whether Trump gets himself into even more hot water by firing Mueller.

The Democratic Party has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the campaign of Donald Trump, the Russian government and Wikileaks, alleging all three conspired to swing the 2016 presidential election and saying the former reality television star did so “gleefully”.

In the latest twist to a saga that has consumed much of the first 15 months of the Trump presidency, a lawsuit filed in New York by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), claims senior members of the Trump campaign collaborated with the Russian government and its military spy agency in order to help the now president and hurt his rival, Hillary Clinton. Among those named in the suit are Mr Trump’s eldest son and his son-in-law.

“During the 2016 presidential campaign, Russia launched an all-out assault on our democracy, and it found a willing and active partner in Donald Trump’s campaign,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez said in a statement on Friday morning.

Juicy! Not sure how the Dems think they can sue the Russian govt., but anything that brings out the worst in Trump is going to make the mid-term elections give the Repugs heartburn. I’ll bet the Dems filed the case to have it  come up in court in the election run-up.

It’s not going to shake his base, the nationalistic bigots and those Christian evangelicals who have given Christianity such a bad name in Christendom. Those evangelicals have been winking at Trump so hard, overlooking his harlotry and adultery, absence of moral scruples, failure to worship in church, and complete inability to tell the truth, solely in order to bask in his radiance and benefit from his financial largesse. They’ve broken every hypocrisy meter on the planet, it’s been so egregious, but then that’s Christianist evangelism for you. Money first. Souls…? Meh.

Just an aside here, not all evangelicals like or support Trump. It’s the money grubbers, the charlatans and religious clowns. Like calls to like in their case. They see a conman like them, and gravitate towards him. But they do give all of evangelism a bad name.

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