It was another of those All Trump Stories days yesterday. Clearly, the story that overshadowed them all was Michael Cohen pleading guilty and providing problematic evidence on Trump. (And that's only what little Mueller chose to show the public. He has testified for 70 hours.)
But then there also was Trump canceling the summit with Russia. And Trump offering a $50 million apartment in Trump Tower to Putin. And a New York Times story about how a memo was sent out to two million Federal employees that they couldn't discuss impeachment at work or use the word "resist." Or that Rep. Eric Swalwell on the House Intelligence Committee revealed that chairman Devin Nunes has buried "pages of lies from a number of witnesses particularly in the Trump family, Trump campaign, the Trump business" that he has been protecting each time Democrats on the committee have tried to turn them over to Robert Mueller. That should change when Adam Schiff becomes committee chairman in January. Also in January, House Democrats have made clear their interest in calling Michael Cohen to testify.
But it was one small detail in the Cohen story about pleading guilty that I wanted to reference.
You'll note that when news reports delved into story for its details, a significant one was about plans Michael Cohen was trying to set up with Russia about building a Trump Hotel in Moscow -- and the name of the person he was dealing with and trading emails with (which they quoted from) was...Felix Sater.
And there he is. Again. It's been a while. But longtime readers of these pages will recall the several articles I've written in the past (most notably here, last August) about how critical Felix Sater is to the Russia connections. Well, it's nice to see those details finally bubbling to the surface. No doubt there are many more to come. We tries nots to steers ya wrong...
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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