Stormy Sunday threatens Trump power outage: Darcy cartoon

March 23, 2018

Stormy Sunday threatens Trump power outage: Darcy cartoon

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- On March 15, the Department of Homeland Security issued a warning confirming Russia hacked into the U.S. power grid and may be able to shut it down at will.   President Trump might actually have welcomed a power outage during Anderson Cooper’s Friday interview with Karen McDougal, and would welcome one during Cooper’s interview with Stormy Daniels on “60 Minutes” this Sunday.

With no power outage Friday, Trump may have opted to time the firing of H.R. McMaster and hiring of John-Bomb ’em-Bolton to distract attention from the McDougal interview. 

The former Playboy model credibly recounted her alleged affair with Trump that stretched from 2006 to 2007.   

While McMaster’s exit was expected at some point, Trump’s decision to make the change from McMaster to Bolton reportedly caught the White House staff, and Bolton himself, by surprise.   Trump was said to be looking to get ahead of the news.

You would think Trump further inflaming the trade war Friday, sending the stock market into a dive, would be enough to distract attention away from the McDougal interview.   For good measure, Trump also responded to Joe Biden’s fist fight challenge on “Top this News Story Friday”

Trump is said to have cautioned Bombs Away Bolton not to start a war.  But would Trump change his mind to distract attention from the Mueller investigation and “All the Presidents’ Women?”

Anderson Cooper’s Friday interview with Playboy turned Trump playmate, Karen McDougal was just the opening act for Stormy Daniels appearance on “60 Minutes.” 

The Daniels interview may not end up being much more than a tease.   It doesn’t seem to fit her smart lawyer’s m.o. to have her suddenly whip out Trump penis pics and sexting messages like Anthony Weiner, if they exist.   An interview containing such material would be airing after 12pm or on pay-per-view.

Whatever Daniels ends up saying, will not be good for Trump.  So far Daniels and her lawyer have out-maneuvered Trump and his lawyer Michael Cohen to the extent that Cohen has had to hire his own lawyer.   It’s never a good sign when your fix-it man needs to hire a fix-it man for himself.

McDougal, Daniels and Summer Zervos have all made legal strides in restoring their power that Trump and his lawyers have tried to shut down.

A New York Supreme Court judge has ruled Zervos’ defamation case can go forward. If the ruling is upheld, Trump will have to comply with discovery demands in the  sexual harassment-related case  brought by the former contestant on “The Apprentice.”

If Trump really did decided to time McMaster’s firing and Bolton’s hiring to distract from the McDougal interview, don’t be surprised if on Sunday Trump replaces Chief-of-Staff John Kelly with Sean Hannity.

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