From the outset, everyone knew what the Establishment was going to do. From the moment the FBI admitted to having an open investigation on the Trump campaign, it was obvious. It became even more obvious when Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel and given a blank check to investigate the Russian collusion theory…and basically anything else that arose from the probe. That gave Mueller the freedom to investigate obstruction, Trump’s business dealings, campaign finance issues, and God only knows what else.
Now federal prosecutors in New York are reportedly turning an investigative eye on Trump’s inauguration, of all things. The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan is preparing to investigate whether members of Trump’s inauguration committee pulled a pay-to-play thing with the inauguration funds.
Meanwhile, we still can’t get any straight answers about the Clinton Foundation, but you know, it’s so much more fun to destroy the sitting President of the United States.
The investigation partly arises out of materials seized in the federal probe of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s business dealings, according to people familiar with the matter.
In April raids of Mr. Cohen’s home, office and hotel room, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents obtained a recorded conversation between Mr. Cohen and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a former adviser to Melania Trump, who worked on the inaugural events. In the recording, Ms. Wolkoff expressed concern about how the inaugural committee was spending money, according to a person familiar with the Cohen investigation.
Federal prosecutors have asked Richard Gates, a former campaign aide who served as the inaugural committee’s deputy chairman, about the fund’s spending and its donors, according to people familiar with the matter.
If they can’t nail Trump on collusion, then they’ll get him on obstruction. If they can’t prove obstruction, they’ll hit him on making those payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. If that doesn’t stick, then he probably did something crooked in regards to the inauguration funding. No? Then we’ll figure out how he made his financial comeback in the late 1990s. Nothing there? Then we’ll go digging through his tax records until we find something. And on and on and on and on.
Trump (and the people that voted for him) angered a lot of very powerful people in Washington by winning the election. That was NOT supposed to happen. That was just a little too much like democracy. And now the powers-that-be are desperate to “fix” this situation, sweep Trump out of the White House, and put the power back in the cozy, safe hands of the usual suspects.
They will never stop, that much is now clear. The only question is how long President Trump can withstand the onslaught…and what happens to this country when the deep state finally achieves its objectives.