At this point Americans will take anything that delivers a blow to Donald Trump’s reelection prospects – but the last person we want to be hearing from is John Bolton. He shirked his patriotic duty when he refused to testify during Trump’s impeachment, just so he could cash in with a stupid book after the fact. The good news is that not everyone is so selfish as Bolton.
Michael Cohen committed a number of ugly crimes in Donald Trump’s name, but in the end he showed up to Congress and he publicly testified. Cohen did what he could to expose Trump as a criminal, before heading off to prison. Now Cohen is out of prison, finishing his term under house arrest due to the pandemic. It turns out he really has been working on a tell-all book:
As far as we’re concerned, Michael Cohen has every right to cash in on a book, considering he duly testified when he was asked to. One thing to keep in mind: at the time of Cohen’s testimony, there were a number of matters he couldn’t speak about, because he was cooperating with ongoing criminal investigations. Those investigations have surely progressed since then. Some of them may be ready for public consumption by the time Cohen’s book is ready.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report