When this week started, I genuinely thought that I’d be writing about Madonna’s surreal VMA appearance or perhaps Cher’s continuing Abba honours. Alas, that was not to be. It turned out to be a week in which all manner of big-hearted political events happened all over the President of the United States.( And abroad, as well; Australia has a brand-new Prime Minister! Spain is going to exhume the remaining Francisco Franco! We’re just going to focus on the U.S ., is all .) So, without giving further ado, let’s dive into the five is-this-really-happening online exchanges that the nation’s is-this-really-still-happening President was looming over this week.
Guilty Seems To Be The Hardest Word, Vol. I
What Happened: In the first move of the President’s no-good, very-bad week, Michael Cohen told national courts( and the press) a few things that may not have been surprising, but also weren’t expected.
Where It Blew Up: Chatter, media reports
What Really Happened: As correspondents and political scholars alike waited impatiently for a possible decision in the Paul Manafort trial–don’t worry, we’ll get at that–news likewise started filtering out that the President’s fixer and personal solicitor was going to appear in court later that day, potentially to plead guilty to prices. And then, all of a sudden…