Donald Trump’s new bigmouth lawyer, former prosecutor and New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, was very pleased with himself yesterday when he told bigtime Trump fan Sean Hannity that Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen for the $130,000 which Cohen paid to Stormy Daniels to keep her mouth shut days before the 2016 presidential election (https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/03/white-house-trump-giuliani-damage-control-566048).
This, after Trump Himself had earlier said, on Air Force One, that he didn’t know anything about Fixer-in-Chief Cohen’s efforts with regard to Stormy.
Not a campaign finance violation, according to Giuliani? No problem, he says, it was just a personal expense.
And now, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is, once again, engaged full-time on cleanup.
CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, himself a former prosecutor, asks, “How stupid do they [Trump and Giuliani] think we are?”(https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/05/03/stormy-daniels-lawyer-giuliani-trump-cohen-payment-avenatti-sot-ctn.cnn/video/playlists/stormy-daniels-payment-controversy/)
This does, however, leave associate solitary reporters Susanna Sherman and Johanna Jones scratching their heads. Both are seasoned lawyers.
So Sherman, who is very well versed in the ways of Washington, asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions what he thinks about all this.
“Susanna, Ah am evah so glad that you asked me 'bout that.”
“Mah wife and Ah, and our pastor, have, to tell you the truth, been very greatly offended by the many, many nasty things that Mr. Trump has said about me.”
“And now, it’s payback time.”
“I have just told my very good Deputy, Rod Rosenstein, to tell Mueller to seek an indictment against Mr. Trump. That’s because that hush money payment was clearly part of Trump’s election campaign, even though Giuliani’s whistling Dixie about that.”
“We Southerners are much smartah than those two New York boobs."
Turning elsewhere, we hardly ever hear anything about Armenia, but that has changed in the past few weeks.
Its Prime Minister, Սերժ Սարգսյան (Serzh Sargsyan), promised in 2014 not to serve a third term, but he reneged in a blatant power grab. A mere six days after taking office, he resigned after large-scale protests erupted. Now Նիկոլ Փաշինյան (Nikol Pashinyan), the leader of the opposition to the ruling Republican Party, is poised to succeed Sargsyan in a matter of days.
One of the leading opposition parties is the “Way Out” Alliance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Way_Out_Alliance), and Pashinyan is one of its leaders.
Our chief international correspondent and associate solitary reporter, Larry Theis, who is fluent in Armenian, was intrigued by its title, so, moments ago, he had a long chat with Pashinyan.
“Here’s an idea,” Pashinyan began. “Sargsyan badly needs a way out of Armenia. Like Trump, he's been a colossal failure as a leader, but he could be very helpful to Trump in his woes.”
“Let’s you and I, Larry, figure out a way to get him out of Armenia — why not send him to Mar-a-Lago for a nice friendly game of golf with Trump? Next, Trump shows up in Armenia for just an hour or two, heavily guarded of course, and then Putin can rescue him and grant him political asylum in Russia.”
“Not only that, Trump could meet Edward Snowden, one of his favorite enemies."