Most Americans know Donald Trump likes to beat the system. They know his business is all about making money. He doesn’t care who he hurts in order to do that, according to his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
Mr. Cohen worked for Trump for ten years. During that time, Cohen was an enforcer who scared Trump enemies and protected Trump’s secrets. When Cohen got caught breaking the law, he decided he would repent and throw his former employer under a legal bus. That bus was the Mueller investigation. Mueller was in the process of sorting out all the stories that came from an endless stream of characters who had some kind of relationship with Mr. Trump.
The mainstream media had a field day reporting all the juicy details of Trump’s shenanigans during the 2016 campaign. The New York Times and the Washington Post along with other reputable news agencies took heat from Trump for reporting fake news about him. Despite all the accusations and all the evidence that pointed to dirty deeds during the campaign, Fox News stuck by Trump’s side as he called the Mueller investigation a witch hunt and a waste of money.
Fox News took a beating from the media for being a Trump-lover. A few news agencies claimed Trump and Fox News worked together on a deeper level. All the information that surfaced about Trump’s business practices and his business deals with the Russians showed Trump had something to hide. But Fox News stood by the president, and in the eyes of the press, Fox News was his official news agency.
Attorney General William Barr wrote a summary letter about the newly released Mueller report. In that letter, Barr said Mueller didn’t prove Trump colluded with the Russians. And that news left the mainstream media shaking their accusatory heads. After two years of trying, Mueller couldn’t pin collusion on Trump. And that made the news media look like the losers Trump always said they were. Even Politico wrote an article that claims the mainstream media lost the war after reading Barr’s letter.
Trump has the ammunition to beat the mainstream media to a Twitter pulp now that he believes he won the Mueller battle, according to the Washington Post. Mr. Trump has the political wind behind his back to win the 2020 election, according to Senator Lindsey Graham.
But Trump’s victory over the press may be a short one, according to the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff. Schiff still believes Congress has the evidence to prove Trump obstructed justice and colluded with the Russians in 2016. And he may still be colluding with them now.