I fear that America might be involved in a power struggle between the country’s institutions and organized crime.
If you have been reading my blogs, you must know that I suspect Trump is a front man for the mob.
So when it looks as if Paul Manafort (photo, at right) would rather go to jail than rat on Trump, my blood runs cold.
Could Manafort be fearing for his life?
And why has Michael Cohen (photo,, at left) not “flipped”?
Could he, too, be more afraid of the mob than of the US justice system?
Why are members of Congress so willing to let Trump break the law? Has someone made them an offer they can’t refuse?
And why is Trump so brazen?
He used his charity as a slush fund and made no effort to hide it. He uses the presidency as a lever to extort money from foreign and domestic victims. He insults America’s closest allies and embraces Russia’s mobster president.
And he doesn’t seem to care who knows it.
Is he counting ont the international mob to have his back?’
If that is really what’s happening, how will it all end?
Will America survive as a country of laws? Or will the powerful international mob take over?
Somebody please convince me that my fears are unfounded. Tell me that Trump is just crazy, that Manafort and Cohen are true-blue Trump loyalists and that members of Congress are sucking up to Trump’s cult-like base to keep their jobs.
I really, really, hope that’s all it is.
Of course, by the time you read this, Manafort and Cohen could be singing like a couple of canaries. And this blog could turn out to be just a bad dream.