For years, conservatives have rallied behind real-estate mogul turned President Donald Trump. In an unprecedented series of moves, Trump vocally issued statements that would derail any other politician’s career. He waded, no dived, into hot-button topics, and rarely incurred penalties for them.
That could change sooner than we imagined. Over the past several weeks, the Special Counsel investigation into possible Russian collusion has gained significant momentum. According to Vox, authorities have charged 36 individuals or organizations with various crimes related to the Trump campaign.
Among them, the President’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, represents the most damning case for the White House. Once an arrogant hot shot that got in front of the cameras to blast the liberal media, Cohen appeared a pathetic shell of his former self after his indictment.
Eventually, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts. Notably, this included a campaign finance violation for offering hush money to women who alleged an affair with Trump. More critically, Cohen also made a plea deal with Special Counsel investigators for lying to Congress about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
Recently, Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano raised eyebrows for his statement that Donald Trump Jr. expects an indictment. Napolitano later backtracked those remarks, but the damage was done. The White House is nearing full meltdown mode.
Trump Can’t Talk His Way Out of the Preponderance of Evidence
If you’re one of the legions supporting the President, you know the routine: the fake news media concocts stories to catalyze a witch hunt. The schtick works because the mainstream never misses an opportunity to push its progressive agenda.
But at a certain point, you can’t ignore the consistency and growing momentum of the evidence without risking intellectual honesty. Earlier, the idea about Russian collusion lacked teeth because we didn’t have concrete evidence. Now, we have 36 entities under legal fire. Many notable names, including Cohen, George Papadopoulos, and Paul Manafort, have pleaded guilty to their charges.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Fox News frontrunner Tucker Carlson conspicuously distanced himself from the Trump administration. In an interview with Swiss conservative outfit Die Weltwoche, Carlson frankly declared that Trump failed to keep his campaign promises.
I’m surprised to hear that because Carlson has consistently supported the President’s agenda. At the same time, he’s right. Donald Trump ran on building the wall, repealing Obamacare, and cracking down on immigration from terrorist-endorsing or friendly states. Of course, this is on top of all the boasting and other inane proclamations.
In reality, he has done none of the things he promised to deliver. If he doesn’t correct course, he won’t get his chance.