Back in November, just a day before the 2020 presidential election took place, Bess Levin wrote a fascinating article for Vanity Fair in which she revealed that the thing Donald Trump feared most if failed at securing a second term in office was going to prison. Levin referenced a report from the New York Times:
“Seldom far from Mr. Trump’s thoughts, however, is the possibility of defeat—and the potential consequences of being ejected from the White House. In unguarded moments, Mr. Trump has for weeks told advisers that he expects to face intensifying scrutiny from prosecutors if he loses. He is concerned not only about existing investigations in New York, but the potential for new federal probes as well, according to people who have spoken with him.”
The Times report was followed by one from Jane Mayer of the New Yorker, which confirmed that Trump was indeed fearful of being prosecuted:
“Two of the investigations into Trump are being led by powerful state and city law-enforcement officials in New York. Cyrus Vance, Jr., the Manhattan District Attorney, and Letitia James, New York’s attorney general, are independently pursuing potential criminal charges related to Trump’s business practices before he became President.”
All of that means that what Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, revealed on Twitter Friday evening must have the Donald in histrionics right about now, especially since his own Twitter account has been suspended and he can’t reply.
Here’s what Cohen shared:
Cohen followed that post with another that touched on Trump’s being kicked off Twitter:
Since Cohen knows all sorts of dirt on the Trump family, it’s safe to assume the president is terrified right now, realizing that while he might be able to escape charges at the federal level with a pardon, he can’t do anything about the plethora of criminal investigations currently underway in New York.
Imagine Trump at this very moment inside the White House, feeling the walls closing in on him but powerless to do anything about it. He has been reduced to little more than an angry, impotent old man who’s facing the rest of his life behind bars.
That’s what you call perfect karma.