For the past week we have been back to the end of 2016….
Donald J. Trump, an ex-American President has his name in senetences that contain ‘illegal’, ‘crime’, fraud’ and even ‘espionage’…..
(Like crime family patriarch ?)
Anybody else (Nixon for example) would have cut a deal and disappeared ….
People around Trump ARE gonna go to jail….
Donald Trump’s name IS plastered ALL over the media…
Trump is gonna keep THAT coming….
The MEDIA only too glad to pimp the pimp and make their own money….
There ARE words of warning flashing ALL over…
Those words are poushed aside…
Even the Feds are turned on for trying to make the Big Guy follow the rules….
Make no mistake….
Donald Trump HAS TO be worried….
There are those who are intent on bringing the curtin down on his sidewalk act….
The focus is on the Feds…..
The first wave will come from the DA’s and other state prosocutors….
THAT will be when things get serious…
It’s a stunning split-screen moment: Trump’s grip on his party has never seemed stronger after Jan. 6.
In fact, if Cheney loses tonight, she’ll be the eighth House Republican who voted for Trump’s impeachment to either lose a GOP primary or retire before trying; only two Trump impeachers (Reps. Dan Newhouse, R-Wa., and David Valadao, R-Calif.) have survived their primaries.
But Trump’s legal peril also has never seemed greater.
It reminds us of last week when almost the entire Republican Party jumped to Trump’s defense after the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago — before there was consideration of whether any crimes might have been committed.
Trump is dominating everything right now.
It’s unlike any previous midterm cycle we can remember — when it’s usually the sitting president getting all of the scrutiny…..
The media sucking up to Trump…..
“Most political coverage, and this is pre-age-of-Donald Trump, has been obsessed with personalities, obsessed with horse races, obsessed with scandal to the detriment of trying to inform the public about issues,” Berkovitz said. “But right now, people are paying over five bucks a gallon for gas, some families can’t find formula for their infants, there’s a war still raging in Urkaine and inflation is out of control. One would hope that both the politicians and the media would focus more on these.”
The other major reason Trump seems to be everywhere on our screens, of course, is the January 6th hearings.
The Trump-focused hearings have done well in terms of audience: 20 million viewers opening night in prime time and 11 million or so for the first morning session.
There are myriad reasons for that success beyond American viewers liking or hating Trump enough to watch. One reason is the skilled production. The committee made a wise choice in hiring James Goldston, former president of ABC News, as an adviser to help make the proceedings media-friendly without compromising their seriousness.
In tone and structure, they resemble a Netflix true crime documentary series, with teases for what is to come in the next episode and a feel of being backstage as a crime is being plotted. Then, there is another level of formulaic TV familiarity with Trump being depicted in the mold of the amoral, ruthless politician Francis Underwood played by Kevin Spacey in the fictional “House of Cards.”….