Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

President Trump showed up angry in the Rose Garden on Wednesday, an apparent continuation of his mood from the morning's activity on Twitter. "I don't do coverups," he said. "You people" -- the media -- "know that probably better than anybody." Well, about that, Mr. President.



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There was, you might recall, the matter of Karen McDougal, a Playboy model who alleges that she had a consensual affair with you in 2006. After David ------, the chief executive of American Media Inc., told your team in August 2015 that he would help bury negative stories (according to the Justice Department), AMI paid McDougal to buy the rights to her story but never ran it. You and Cohen wanted to buy the rights from AMI in case ------ was "hit by a truck" (in your words), and someone else at the company decided to run with it.

If that doesn't ring a bell, there's also the payment that was made in October 2016 to the adult film actress Stormy Daniels. Daniels alleges that you and she had a sexual encounter in 2006, a claim that she detailed to InTouch magazine in 2011, well before you were a candidate for political office. Cohen admitted to federal investigators that he made the arrangement with and payment to Daniels at your behest. You essentially admitted in a tweet that you had approved the agreement. Those agreements could reasonably be described as coverups.

There's also your effort to mask the meeting that occurred at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016. When the New York Times learned about the meeting in July 2017, you wrote a misleading statement for your son Donald Trump Jr. to provide the paper in response. [Your current] argument ... is that Mueller already investigated and came up empty, an argument that both overstates the scope of what the special counsel was looking at and misrepresents what he found. There's a term for going out of your way to prevent investigations from moving forward, though it escapes me at the moment.

In essence, the Wednesday news conference itself was an effort to maintain a coverup.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-05-22 04:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Is Donald Trump delusional?

Not much doubt left.

This is one large reason why he's so dangerous. Destroying constitutional government is, for him, equivalent to a Boy Scout saving a kitten.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-23 08:11 AM | Reply

All Fat Nixon is doing is flinging -------- to the rabid morons that will believe him.

#3 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-23 09:29 AM | Reply

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