It’s time to celebrate lawyering.
As two more lawyers very sensibly opt out of representing Donald Trump, it’s more than convenient to be able to watch, on CNN, two other lawyers, sitting on either side of topnotch writer/lawyer Jeffrey Toobin, yelling at each other. One of them, Michael Avenetti, represents Stormy Daniels, a very successful businesswoman who is thriving on how much her porn business has picked up; the other represents long-time Trump lawyer Michael (“Pit Bull”) Cohen. Toobin was greatly enjoying the spectacle as Anderson Cooper asked questions and tried to keep the lawyers from killing each other.
The most litigious, by far, occupant of the White House can’t get anybody to represent him except Jay Sekulow, Pit Bull, and maybe a paralegal or two.
CNN — which Trump wants to put out of business — won’t let go of the Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal, and Summer Zervos aspects of TrumpThink, which emphasizes at all times his entitlement to get whatever he wants (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Trump_sexual_misconduct_allegations), whether it's three trophy wives, a financial empire gained at the expense of lotsa suckers, or a job that comes with nukes.
Now Avenetti’s getting ready to take Trump's deposition (https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/28/politics/stormy-daniels-avenatti-depose-michael-cohen-donald-trump/index.html); (https://www.politico.com/video/2018/03/26/stormy-daniels-defamation-cohn-trump-065365).
Time was, when President Bill Clinton was impeached, when the president of the United States had to have his p___s examined at a government hospital in Maryland. To get there from the White House, he didn’t have to walk, though his fervent alt-right haters were hoping for that.
We here at AP fully expect that Trump may have to do the same, only probably in Avenetti’s office during the deposition. We have it on good authority that Melania will refuse to participate in the examination. “I’ve seen enough of that thing to last me a whole lifetime,” she told associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones.
There are 285 people involved in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Trump’s invitation to Vladimir Putin to participate in his 2016 political campaign. This includes lawyers, investigators, foreign diplomats, several indictees, Trumpistic lawyers like Sekulow, and numerous others. To do our job well of watching his every move, ASR Jones is looking for helpers. Anyone who wants to help the seriously overworked Jones can post right here.
Trump has just fired VA Secretary David Shulkin because he accepted free tickets to Wimbledon -- surely a dischargeable offense. To replace Shulkin, he's tapped White House doc Ronny Jackson, who notoriously stated that there's nothing wrong with Trump's mental status.