Trump Has Already Won on Impeachment

From:,  by Conrad Black,  on Aug 24, 2018

Only the final descent of the Trump assassination squads to the supreme self-humiliation of the Michael Cohen-Stormy Daniels nothing-burger could drag me from my sublime writing holiday to inflict myself on whatever readers there may be in August. Amid the hydrogen bomb of decrials of moral turpitude and perceived high crimes, there is no one else audible who sees the Cohen rollover as the supreme victory for the president that it is.

The Mueller investigation that started out with such a trumpet-blast of portentous Wagnerian prophecy of impending revelations of treason, has fallen to the asininity of getting a sleazy lawyer who has pleaded guilty to a smorgasbord of criminal frauds to declare that candidate Trump told him to pay hush money to a woman he had allegedly had a sexual encounter with 10 years before the election, and that this was an illegal campaign contribution and attempt corruptly to influence the outcome of the presidential election.

There had never been any hint of impropriety by Trump in the matter—no coercion, no payment on the night, and the best that could be done for titillation was when Stormy, a generally engaging and peppy businesswoman, though she found nothing exceptionable in the future president’s conduct, or in “his junk,” claimed to have lightly spanked him with a copy of Time that had his picture on the cover. As S&M goes, this is pretty thin gruel.

Succumbing to the Madness

It has come to this. Robert Mueller, former director of the FBI, before it became the dirty tricks division of the Democratic National Committee, could have exonerated a lot of people who were defamed with imputations of treason in “colluding” with Russia. He could have had some members of his investigative team who were not rabid Democrats. He could have investigated all the Democratic Party’s skulduggery with Russia, starting with the infamous Steele dossier, the false FISA warrants, the lies under oath to Congress and the FBI. He could have adopted the view that he should find out if crimes were committed, and if not, to say so, as normal prosecutors do. But he just kept spiraling down like a deep-diving sewer rat. He succumbed terminally to the Archibald Cox-Lawrence Walsh-Ken Starr madness that his duty was to destroy the chief target, no matter what level of professional degradation he reached trying to do so, the facts be damned.

There is no believable evidence that Trump authorized an illegal payment. Cohen is just the latest example of the utter corruption of the plea bargain system: a light sentence for possibly real offenses in exchange for extorted, false, supposedly inculpatory evidence that Mueller can serve to the demented Adam Schiff-Eric Swalwell Democratic congressional school of preemptive Trump-lynching as grounds for impeachment.

Trump engaged Cohen to spare him Stormy’s threats of raw meat publicity for the impartial press, (where the New York Times formally had announced their partiality in news stories in the national interest), in the last week of the election campaign. Cohen did so, invoiced Trump, and the client paid the invoice. It is not clear how specific Trump’s instructions were. Cohen leaked a recording of a conversation a few weeks ago to incite the fear that he might have taped some indiscretion of Trump, (totally unethical for a lawyer to do that with a client).

This cannot seriously be construed as a campaign contribution, as was found in the John Edwards case, where there had been an extensive affair and a child resulted while Edwards was running for vice president. And it certainly is nowhere near the “high crime or misdemeanor” the Constitution requires to remove someone from federal office.

The Democrats will achieve new depths of misplaced righteousness as they carry forward the icons of their past leaders in uxorial fidelity, the hall of fame of upholders of connubial values: Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and William Jefferson Clinton, like Infants of Prague (the city Michael Cohen never visited). This ghastly charade, which began as the vengeance of the Democrats on the impudence of the country for electing the Republican candidate, as well as Hillary Clinton’s excuse for her astounding loss of a won election, is finally entering its last chapter.

Give the People What They Need to Decide

The following events should now occur, and I believe most of them will. In this last gasp of Mueller’s warlock-hunt, the president in keeping with the energetic midterm campaign he promised, should finally order the release of all the material the Justice Department is withholding which congressional committees have demanded, and he should reduce at once by two years the sentences of all federal prisoners who are nonviolent first offenders.

This would assure the immediate release of tens of thousands of people. American prisons are stuffed with innocent and grossly over-sentenced victims of the criminal sausage factory who were railroaded by the crooked prosecutorial system, of which fired FBI director James Comey, his egregious lawyer Patrick Fitzgerald, fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, and Mueller are shining exemplars. Apart from being a just measure, it would accelerate the tidal drift of African-American voters from the Democrats who have done nothing but strengthen their welfare dependency since Lyndon Johnson, to President Trump, who has shown his determination to reform the fascistic American criminal justice system with its North Korean conviction levels and stark racial imbalances.

Trump should campaign on these points: You, the people, are the jury. If you want to decriminalize policy differences and avoid impeachment trials for inoffensive acts such as authorizing a lawyer to facilitate discretion by someone over a decade-old uncontroversial one evening encounter, vote Republican. If you want to keep your tax cuts and relative regulatory liberty, vote Republican. If you do not want open borders where millions of unscreened people, a significant number of them violent and dangerous, will enter illegally, clog our welfare rolls, and be encouraged to vote (Democratic) regardless of their illegal status, vote Republican.

If the Democrats win control of the House of Representatives by more than a few members, they will probably try to impeach the president but will have no chance of removing him in a Senate trial on this nonsense. If the Republicans retain the House and add to their majority in the Senate, minus feckless members such as Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), and even Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the president will put the rest of his program through, as the Democrats begin the agonizing reappraisal that awaits them.

That party has come to a dead end, as former intelligence chiefs James Clapper and John Brennan publicly fall out over Brennan’s charge against Trump of “treason.” They hung all their hopes on Mueller, who has shot his pathetic bolt. Their face is the cheery countenance of their 28-year old nitwit socialist Bronx congressional candidate, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Their voice is the Cuomo brothers: Andrew says America was never great and Chris says the country should support the Antifa thugs in their ninja suits. This is the inspiration of the Democrats: the wit of the Cuomos; a wit composed of the reflections of two halfwits.

Whatever the results on election night, the president should fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his deputy Rod Rosenstein, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller as soon as the polls have closed—there’s nothing impeachable about firing incompetent people, some of whom are behaving unconstitutionally.

You would never guess it from the fatuous ululations of triumph of his enemies, but Trump has won already.

Photo Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images


I liked this article by Mr. Black, particularly his style. I thought that his suggestion for reducing the sentences of federal nonviolent first offenders was worth investigating. It’s probably a good idea anyway and could help sway a goodly number of those released to vote for Trump. That’s taking a page out of the democrat’s playbook on how to buy earn votes.

Notwithstanding the loudmouths who populate the newsprint and television channels, a large portion of America’s citizenry has seen through the Mueller/Russian witch hunt, have witnessed the vast improvement in the economy, and have decided that we’ll side with President Trump. We don’t want him impeached. We want him to continue to bring prosperity to the country; we remember the previous eight years of Obama and want no more of that awful experience. We’re willing to accept a few eccentric foibles in exchange for a booming economy and a positive outlook for the future.

We also want to see the criminal actions of those Deep State actors recognized for what they are/were – political sedition, and we want to see each of them pay for their criminal activities – and that includes Hillary Clinton. In short, we’re tired of make-believe justice, we’re ready for the real thing.




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12 replies

  1. Mr. Black wrote an endearing article! But then I had to find out who Mr. Black is.

    He is a business man and he has been tried for several charges in management of his international company, a company that controls major newspapers around the world.
    “British former newspaper publisher and author. In 2007, Black was convicted on four counts of fraud in U.S. District Court in Chicago. While two of the criminal fraud charges were dropped on appeal, a conviction for felony fraud and obstruction of justice were upheld in 2010 and he was re-sentenced in to 42 months in prison and a fine of $125,000.”

    So perhaps he has felt the unjust hurt and anger at unfair prosecution and suggests Trump release non-violent actors. I don’t know how culpable he was in his charges but some of his convictions have been upheld on appeals.

    I like his attitudes and his theories. I hope he is correct.

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  2. CW touched on what I was going to say (and then some, lol) because I too got hung up on the blanket type release of nonviolent offenders. People who suggest that worry me because it seems like slapped-together idea that wasn’t given much thought. It almost sounds like he’s suggesting Trump buy off some voters with such a move. But the kicker for me is that even after making such a move, there’s no guarantee those guys will vote at all, and least of all in the direction Trump would want.

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  3. I had to get my dictionary out for this one, Garnet!

    While I certainly share Conrad Black’s disgust with Democrats and the Mueller “warlock hunt,” I have to take issue with his suggestion that Trump ”…should reduce at once by two years the sentences of all federal prisoners who are nonviolent first offenders….” to, as Mr. Black puts it, “…accelerate the tidal drift of African-American voters from the Democrats…”

    You know that I’m all for fighting fire with fire, but for me that philosophy does not extend to cynically overhauling federal criminal penalties for the purpose of garnering votes from a certain race. Mr. Black is, I’m sure, thinking about drug-related crimes, which in itself would be a questionable target, but other “nonviolent” federal crimes include mail fraud, child pornography, credit card fraud, identity theft, computer crimes, obscenity, tax evasion, counterfeiting, illegal wiretapping and immigration offenses (per Wikipedia). Do we want to be release these people early as well?

    It always annoys me when people complain about “racial imbalances” in our “fascistic” criminal justice system. Unless those racial imbalances are artificially produced by unfairly targeting certain segments of the population, then our anger and frustration should be directed at the offending population, not the system. Men commit the vast majority of violent crimes and this results in a gender imbalance in our prison population. Under the logic of having a more balanced prison population we should be doing away with laws that are meant to deter violent crimes, correct?

    How does Trump continue to argue, as he has, that we need to do something about the deadly opioid epidemic and rail against the availability of such drugs and then turn around and reduce sentences for, among other sins, drug-related crimes? And what’s going to happen when one or more of those who are released under this scheme of leniency-for-votes gets out and almost immediately commits another crime? And it will happen – that I can promise you.

    Sorry to get hung up on that one point but for me it tainted the rest of the post, although I do agree with the bulk of it.

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  4. “We also want to see the criminal actions of those Deep State actors recognized for what they are/were – political sedition, and we want to see each of them pay for their criminal activities – and that includes Hillary Clinton. In short, we’re tired of make-believe justice, we’re ready for the real thing.”

    Amen, Garnet! We’ve FINALLY got a business man (‘real man’) to fix/simplify government, but the ones I know want to see that wall built, that swamp drained AND ‘lock her up’ (and her cohorts in crime, too).

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    • Agreed, foguth! And just heard today that he’s got a new trade deal with Mexico – another success. It does make one wonder how the dems can see the real world successes that Trump is achieving and still want to vote for other democrats who support impeaching him?

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      • Garnet, I suspect they see what we call his successes from a different perspective. I base this comment on the belief that many politicians (not just dems) said what they thought they needed to say to get elected, then went to DC to achieve their true goals: power and profit … those have been viable goals for years. Decades. However, as part of draining that fetid swamp, I firmly believe our president is doing everything to cut off their ‘gravy train’… THUS, while we taxpayers see success, those we view as the swamp monsters probably see a villain taking away their rewards.
        … I base this theory on my belief that each of us is the hero of their own story…. and they view the one we consider to be the hero as the villain because that is the one who is stopping them. And now you know one way I craft a novel.



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