Coffee and Today’s News
This morning’s coffee news requires a lot of coffee and aspirin to get over the hangover from last night.
There is no doubt after we forcibly close shut our mouths from the shock of yesterday’s news, that the focus today will be on Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort.
Cohen at almost the exact same time that the verdict was being read in the Manafort case, was pleading guilty himself.
In open court, Cohen clearly stated that his actions were done at the direction of President Trump. Give that thought, let it sink in because it can be hard to believe or even accept, just ask the Trump supporters who claim nothing happen and there is no connection between Cohen and Trump.
Never, in this country’s history, did we witness what occurred with Cohen. Not even with Watergate. As the Daily Beast called it yesterday, this is Watergate on Steroids. The Drudge Report called it Trump’s Hell Hour.
I remember as a child, one of my teachers saying there are moments in history that you will never forget and remember decades later the date and time, and where you were when that moment occurred. My teacher was talking about the JFK assassination.
For me, it was 911, stuck in downtown Miami, worried about taking the Metro Rail Train. I was receiving text messages from my friend and accountant as to what was happening.
I was on the 22nd floor of the courthouse and the judge didn’t know how to react, even telling me he had not received word from the Chief Judge on evacuating the building. I told the judge in the middle of my hearing I’m out and as I got ready to leave, the Judge just walked out of the courtroom.
That negative memory will forever be etched in my mind. What happened yesterday between 4 to 5 p.m. eastern standard time, will also be forever etched in my mind.
As I keep saying, fact is stranger than fiction and the reality is if yesterday was a television show, you would argue it is impossible for this to happen in real life and most likely would never watch that show again.
We are truly witnessing history in the making, in real-time.
As to Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager for President Trump, he was found guilty on 8 of the 18 charges. That is a lot, basically a death sentence since Manafort is almost seventy year old.
What Manafort will say and do is definitely on everyone’s radar. We know that Cohen is cooperating but what is Manafort going to do? Die in jail or save his own hide?
It would be hard to believe that Manafort is such a stand up guy that he is willing to die in jail by himself.
Go grab more coffee and definitely have an espresso to make it during the day, because it is going to be interesting as more news reports come in.
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