Ted Vaill: Clearly, Trumputin’s attempts to pardon himself and everyone else around him would be a gross perversion of the President’s power to pardon, and the federal courts, and ultimately the U.S. Supreme Court, would take a careful look at the President’s actions.
Ted Vaill: FBI agents and attorneys looking over the documents collected as a result of the search warrants may very well come across privileged documents from or to Cohen totally unrelated to any potentially criminal contact by Cohen, Trumputin, or both.
For the first time in my seven decades of life, I fear that our democracy may be endangered, by a traitor President and a cowardly Republican majority in Congress, who may also be aiding and abetting this treason.
Ted Vaill: He claims to be a Republican, after many years of sucking up to New York Democrats and donating to their campaigns, including Hillary Clinton’s, but he really is a member of the Donald Trump Party, and has no core beliefs of his own – only what will benefit Donald Trump personally.
Ted Vaill: Trumputin should be quivering in his golden boots, and many of his children, in-laws, assistants and political hacks are certain to end up in the slammer.
Ted Vaill: To hear the North Korean figure skating team of Ryom Tae Ok and Kim JU Sik dance on the ice to the Beatles song “A Day in the Life” at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics reveals that North Koreans are not so different from us as some may think.
Ted Vaill: When his sources of capital dried up after his fourth bankruptcy, and the looting of the Russian treasury and government assets by Putin and his thugs was well under way, Trumputin resorted to funding his real estate ventures with dirty Russian money, as did his son-in-law Jared Kushner, separately.
Ted Vaill: Miller, who looks like a 50-year-old man trapped in a 31-year-old body, is a severely balding, hooded-lidded, gangly man who reminded me, as he spewed personal insults at Jake Tapper, of Adolf Hitler’s young hitman, Martin Bormann.
Ted Vaill: This man has debased the Presidency, and in the process dragged the country down to the level of Hillary’s “deplorables”.
Ted Vaill: The deciding vote was cast by Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement from the Court immediately after this decision was announced.
Ted Vaill: He is playing a dangerous game, one that may just make the life of my little granddaughter a living hell, if she lives through Trumputin’s threatened nuclear war.
Ted Vaill: It is no surprise that in 1932, when Hitler was running for Germany’s top elective office, his campaign slogan was “Make Germany Great Again”, and that Trumputin used the same slogan in his campaign for the American presidency.
Ted Vaill: He is truly an unguided missile, perhaps more unstable even than Kim Jong Un. We live in perilous times. I curse those disloyal Americans who put Trumputin into office every day.