What a clusterfuck. I’m not going to cheerlead for Trump here, because at the onset with the layers of approvals necessary to break through attorney client privileged communication ESPECIALLY as it concerns the personal attorney for the President of the United States there certainly must be some kind of smoke there.
That being said, I’m going to wait this one out to get some additional information, as more and more trickles out. Initial reports have the raids related to: 1) the Daniels payoff; 2) a quashed story by the National Enquirer; 3) a few taxi medallions in Cohen’s portfolio.
Now, each of these three items would appear to be enough to investigate the attorney; however, AT THIS TIME there’s still nothing that implicates Trump directly based on publicly available information. There may be there, there. But I’m not going to speculate as to what based on the current information. I’ll sit that one out and keep watching the headlines for more information.
Where this probably has the biggest impact is that the breaking of confidentiality for this matter means anything found as it relates to foreign business dealings (ie, within the scope of Mueller’s investigation) can and will be shared with Mueller.
Based on current information, it does appear to be some kind of end-around to break confidentiality to pin the tail on the donkey, so I’m slightly skeptical. But at the same time, this is unprecedented.
In conclusion, I don’t know what to make of it. My mind is full of WTF. It could be nothing, it could be everything. It’s an interesting development nonetheless...