Co­hen tapes just lat­est ‘sil­ver bul­let’ to fi­nally sink Trump (it won’t)

The Washington Times Weekly - - Commentary - BY CHARLES HURT

You would think, at some point, these peo­ple would even­tu­ally get tired. Yet, here we are a yearand-a-half into the Trump era and the wild-eyed, crazed con­spir­acy the­o­rists are still at it, fu­ri­ously spin­ning their ex­trater­res­trial tales of woe.

First, Don­ald Trump was a Manchurian can­di­date run­ning as a faux con­ser­va­tive — only to hand the White House over to anti-busi­ness, un­con­sti­tu­tional left­ists to de­stroy the coun­try. The econ­omy and the courts would be the first to go. And then we would be­come Venezuela.

Un­prece­dented eco­nomic ex­pan­sion? Neil M. Gor­such? Brett M. Ka­vanaugh? Never mind. For a while it was that Mr. Trump was a se­rial rapist out to de­vour an en­tire gen­der. But, sadly for these peo­ple, they al­ready used up that whole “war on women” ca­nard on Mitt Rom­ney — who, it turned out, did not need any help de­stroy­ing his own po­lit­i­cal ca­reer on the na­tional stage.

Any­way, their tired old “war on women” arse­nal was ring­ing hol­low by then. So, on to Moscow! Then it was Rus­sian hook­ers with ex­citable blad­ders. Lit­er­ally, you could not make this stuff up. Yet, some­how they did.

Breath­lessly, they told us all about the Dirty Dossier that would sink the newly elected pres­i­dent per­haps be­fore he was even elected. Manchurian can­di­date, yes; but work­ing for Rus­sia.

For­get about the whole build­ing up the mil­i­tary thing, strength­en­ing NATO, hu­mil­i­at­ing Rus­sia’s al­lies and calling out Old Eu­rope for buy­ing gas from Rus­sia. Oh, and those 300 Rus­sian soldiers Mr. Trump killed in Syria ear­lier this year, that was just win­dow dress­ing. Re­ally, Mr. Trump is, way deep down, se­cretly on the Krem­lin’s side.

It’s not just left wing Democrats around here ped­dling these ab­surd yarns. It’s es­tab­lish­ment cra­zies on both sides of the aisle. It’s the me­dia for­merly known as “main­stream.” Now they are all tin­foil-wear­ing con­spir­acy kooks who still think peo­ple take them se­ri­ously.

Isn’t it funny how for all the grief Mr. Trump gets, he never gets credit for in­spir­ing this kind of bi­par­ti­san­ship? You lit­er­ally have athe­ists show­ing up in church these days to pray for their coun­try.

Now come the lat­est ac­cu­sa­tions. Mr. Trump’s former lawyer and so-called “fixer” Michael Co­hen is turn­ing on his former client. (Very, very spe­cial rules will be drawn up to ex­empt Mr. Co­hen from at­tor­ney-client priv­i­lege so that he can legally de­stroy the pres­i­dent with­out los­ing his law li­cense.)

We are even told that Mr. Co­hen has se­cretly recorded tapes be­tween the two men! Be­cause, of course, at­tor­ney-client priv­i­lege does not ex­ist if you se­cretly tape the con­sul­ta­tions.

Luck­ily, the no­to­ri­ously pub­lic­itya­verse Mr. Trump de­cided to re­spond to the lat­est “news” that his former lawyer had se­cret tapes. On Twit­ter, of course.

“The good news is that your fa­vorite Pres­i­dent did noth­ing wrong!” he de­clared.

That will bring them to their senses.

Oh, and those 300 Rus­sian soldiers Mr. Trump killed in Syria ear­lier this year, that was just win­dow dress­ing. Re­ally, Mr. Trump is, way deep down, se­cretly on the Krem­lin’s side.

Con­tact Charles Hurt at [email protected]­ing­ton­times.com or on Twit­ter @charleshur­t.

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