If there’s one thing I tried to learn long ago, it’s to not let my first impressions get away from me. That can lead to anything from a belated apology and a heaping helping of crow to a swift left to the mush. Thank God I did that this time.
Right now everybody is up in arms over the possibility/probability of Trump appointee traffic court judge Aileen Cannon handling the Trump documents case. And for good reason. Several months ago Cannon made a national laughingstock of herself by making FUX News rulings on Earth One in Trump’s request for a special master. Cannon was a Trump appointee, and she took a ton of abuse in going to the mattresses for him.
But let’s look at a little fair, impartial background here. It’s not like Aileen Cannon was Neil Gorsuch or anything. Cannon was one of the last Trump appointees, cleared through in the final weeks of the Trump presidency, when if it had an R after its name, McConnell rammed them through. Cannon was a pathetically inexperienced jurist to start with, and hasn’t seasoned much since. But she clearly owed Traitor Tot a debt of gratitude, and tried to pay it off.
Now let’s flip the page for a moment. If there’s one thing we know, it’s that El Pendejo Presidente has a real problem with authority, especially when it comes to judges. Trump had yet to even appear before the Manhattan district judge that is handling the Stormy Daniels case before he took to Bullsh*t Social to angrily declare a fatwa on the judge, his wife, and his family. Trump mercilessly slandered the American born Mexican heritage judge who ran his Trump U case. He did the same thing to the judge in News York who handled the civil case into his con job charitable foundation.
For some reason The Mango Messiah seems to think that his bluster and bullsh*t are going to intimidate state and federal judges. Conveniently forgetting the fact that judges face very real threats every day from real hard asses like drug dealers and gang leaders. Trump they laugh off.
Now, back to the main event. I noticed at the time of the Special Master debacle that trump was strangely quiet about judge Cannon’s rulings. This had to be disappointing to judge Cannon, who was taking a real puppy whupping without even getting the praise from her master. I realized later that this was for a good reason.
Trump had learned a hard lesson. After clearing three SCOTUS justices, The
Cheeto Prophet proudly started referring to it as his Supreme Court. Every time he lost a ruling in court, he predicted that his Supreme Court would fix it. And got stomped when his cases appeared before the court. Trump started hedging his bets.
There are a few different ways that this can go from here, but they all lead to the same place. Donald Trump. Cannon can walk into court on Tuesday, handle the simple arraignment, and then recuse herself for whatever reason, and hand the case off to another judge for trial. Who knows? Maybe the chief judge sat her down and reminded her that her oath is to the law, and not to Donald Trump, and she’ll be an honest broker, especially considering that there’s nothing Trump can do to her except call her nasty names. And maybe she decides to take the case and make another tilt at the windmill.
We’ll say she keeps the case. As dumb as she is, even Cannon must have learned that if you’re going to play favorites, you have to learn a little finesse and discretion in your rulings. She is going to have to rule against Trump at least some of the time, otherwise it’s like watching an umpire call a strike on a pitch over the batters head. It just gets obvious.
And that will be the kiss-of-death with Trump. It doesn’t matter that the ruling won’t adversely affect Trump’s defense, Trump demands total loyalty and compliance. And Trump has absolutely no impulse control whatsoever. There are going to be a sh*tload of pre-trial motions filed by Trump’s dumpster diver defense team, and thanks to mammoth incompetence, as well as Trump’s personal interference, a lot of them are going to so legally pointless that Cannon has no choice but to deny them if she wants to keep her law license.
Which makes no nevermind to Trump, for two reasons. First, His Lowness is never wrong, which means that his defense is never wrong, which means that the judge is an ignorant moron for daring to rule against him. But there is a second, stronger reason why Traitor Tot is going to lose all self control and go berserk.
As I’ve written before, Trump is by nature a paranoid personality. And I think that even Trump’s lawyers were stunned by the incredible amount of incriminatory detail contained in the indictment. Don’t forget, at heart this is a simple documents case. And documents don’t. lie. Trump had the documents. If he wasn’t entitled to them, then it’s basically game over. And who needs FBI photos of classified documents found in the search when you have a plethora of Trump employee photos showing boxes stacked on the stage of an active ballroom, a toilet, and a shower. Even photos of documents spilled on the floor when a box fell over. That is called contemporary evidence, and it’s almost impossible to refute.
Following the unsealing of the indictment, I think Trump’s lawyers have finally managed to ram home to him just how deep the kimchi is. For the first time in his entire sad, misbegotten life, Trump is on the precipice of personal responsibility. I think that his lawyers have finally convinced him as to just how close he is to becoming a convicted federal felon.
Which Trump cannot tolerate. Which means that he will explode every time something doesn’t go his way. He’ll explode on Bullsh*t Social, he’ll explode on FUX News, and he’ll explode in campaign rallies. And his polyester lap poodle, judge Aileen Cannon is going to have her fair share of sh*t dumped on her head. Which begs the simple question. Why put your professional reputation as well as your personal dignity and self respect on the line for a self serving user? This is going to get interesting.