Back in 2018, when Michael Cohen flipped and said that Donny Boy told him to violate campaign finance laws to pay off some gals to keep their mouths shut, Trump called Cohen a ‘rat’ and made it clear that his former lawyer was just another Mafia stooge.
Now, compare that with what Trump said yesterday about Sydney Powell, after she flipped and agreed to testify in the Georgia election case: “Sidney Powell was one of millions and millions of people who thought, and in ever increasing numbers still think, correctly, that the 2020 Presidential Election was RIGGED & STOLLEN, AND OUR COUNTRY IS BEING ABSOLUTELY DESTROYED BECAUSE OF IT!!!”
When Trump-o went after Cohen, he was President of the United States. Now he’s just another guy who’s been indicted in three states – actually four states if you count D.C. The last thing he needs is to have someone like Sydney Powell not only trying to save her own skin but also being pissed off at him.
I can understand why some of the people who tried to subvert the 2020 election in states like Georgia and Michigan did something so stupid that even Leonard Mermelstein would have known to avoid such a mess. Leonard Mermelstein happens to be my cat.
They were probably told that what they were doing, i.e., violating various laws which define legal voting procedures had been ‘cleared’ at the highest level, or some other bullshit like that.
And here they had a chance to be part of an historic and once-in-a-lifetime event, namely, to always be known as the people who prevented those Deep State minions from taking the country away from the real President who was making America great again.
I suspect, by the way, that David Herold, Lewis Powell, David Atzerodt and Mary Surratt were thinking the same thing when they visited Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. Why were they visiting Fort McNair? Because that’s where they were all executed on July 7, 1865, for having participated in the assassination of President Lincoln on April 14th of that same year.
Now that’s what I would call payback for a real attempt to overthrow the government of the United States. Breaking a window, vaulting into the Capitol, running around the Rotunda with a Confederate flag? That’s an insurrection? Sneaking into a basement in Coffee County and jiggering open some voting machines? That’s such a big deal?
To quote Grandpa, that’s ‘gurnisht helfen’ (read: nothing at all.)
But help some half-baked actor sneak into a theater and put a 43-caliber slug into the head of the President, now that’s some real shit, okay?
Which is why those four got their necks stretched instead of getting what Sidney Powell is going to get, which is probation, a small fine and – get this! – she has to write a letter to the citizens of Georgia apologizing for what she did.
Meanwhile, I don’t notice her so-called sentence requiring her to keep her mouth shut. I can see it now – up goes the website where you can purchase an autographed Sidney Powell ‘stop the steal’ t-shirt and book her to appear at the annual meeting of your Rotary or Shriners club.
And she ain’t showing up for free – get it? Maybe there’s already a ten-part docudrama starring her, and Sarah Palin being produced for HBO.
God bless America – you can always find a way to make a buck even if you get convicted of trying to bring the government down. Or better said, make a buck after you tried to bring the government down.