Thursday, February 28, 2019

Jon Miller on the Michael Cohen hearings

Once again, you'll have to pardon Jon Miller's histrionic delivery about the Michael Cohen case, but he makes good points. I, too, wondered why people seem to think that that $35,000 check is some sort of knockout punch. Unless you've got evidence that proves intent, that check could be for anything. This whole proceeding is a joke.

Roger Simon snidely observes:

Dems Reelect Trump by Staging Partisan Cohen Hearing During Nuke Negotiations

That's because they seem unable to learn from past mistakes. Simon writes:

The day the Democrats decided to schedule the House Oversight Committee hearing with Michael Cohen to coincide with Trump's negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi is the day the Democrats ensured the president's reelection. It was one of those rare moments of clarity you can imagine in the history books.

The Democrats revealed themselves as partisan hacks while the president was halfway around the world trying to save the lives of millions. That's not just bad timing, it's atrocious. And it has little to do with the success or failure of the talks with Kim. No one knows how that will turn out, probably not even the principals themselves. It has do with the priorities of the human race like global survival -- what a normal person should care about.

At first the consensus (at least among the talking heads) was that the hearing would outshine whatever was happening in Hanoi, but as the day wore on with no revelations that were even slightly new (Trump paid Stormy -- je suis shockay), no evidence of conspiracy with the Russians whatsoever, just tons of speculation and innuendo we have been hearing since the day Trump came down the escalator, and ended with Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) in some racist rant at Rep. Mark Meadows (we already knew she was an anti-Semite), we realized we were witnessing a bizarre clown show that only a CNN commentator could like.

Read the rest.

ADDENDUM: a dissenting commenter at Instapundit states the obvious:

As much as I wish Mr. Simon were right, he isn't. The next election's a year and nine months away. The Dems trying to upstage Trump's negotiations with North Korea will be long forgotten.

Keep in mind, though, that campaign videos tend to dredge up past sins as a reminder.

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