When the news broke that the Manhattan DA’s office met with Stormy Daniels yesterday, the odds of Donald Trump being criminally indicted probably went from 99.9% to 100%. Now that all of the witnesses have apparently already finished testifying to the grand jury, all that’s left is to wait for the next day the grand jury is in session in order for the indictment to drop. Trump knows he’s up against it too.
First Trump posted a bizarre rant on his failed social media site, illiterately ranting about a “false acquisition” while also incoherently rambling about “full golf gear including a hat.” Now Trump has posted a formal statement tonight, but it’s not much better.
Donald Trump is now claiming that the criminal justice system has pressed the “nuclear button” by deciding to criminally indict him, while adding that if they can do it to him, “they can do it to you.” So let that be a lesson to all of you out there that if you have an affair with a porn star while running for President, and then you force your attorney to take out a home loan to buy the porn star’s silence, and then you commit financial crimes while reimbursing your attorney and trying to cover up the whole thing, you too might end up criminally indicted for it. Really, none of us are safe now.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report