45—who I refer to as He Who Must Not Be Named (“HWMNBN”), taking my cue from J.K. Rowland’s characterization of the utterly evil Lord Voldamart, and who I also refer to 45 as the Orange Monster (“OM”), now has a new name. Now we all know him by another name, brought about his own deceitful, evil, and totally illegal acts, as designated in legal court filings as “Individual-1.”
The legal court filing by the Southern District of New York in their Friday sentencing statement regarding Individual-1’s lawyer Michael Cohen, was terrible news for Cohen, but even worse news for the OM. In Friday’s filing, the SDNY Prosecutors explicitly stated that Cohen coordinated with OM on hush money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal over the OM’s affairs with them: “as Cohen himself has now admitted, with respect to both payments, he acted in coordination with and at the direction of Individual-1.” That’s our current president, the OM unfortunately still inhabiting the Oval Office.
Essentially, Prosecutors of the Southern District of New York have accused the OM of committing, coordinating and directing two felonious acts. That means that they have the evidence to prove that our current president has committed two felonies. Indeed, He Who Must Not Be Named has now been named a felon. The question now is what, if anything, our new congress will ultimately do about the fact.
If we are to remain a democracy where no one is above the law, this means that every member of our new congress, both Democratic and Republican, must impeach the president. Otherwise—even if no other crimes are laid at the feet of the OM by Mueller, which seems exceedingly doubtful as we learn more and more about what Mueller has already uncovered in the Special Counsel’s investigation as to the conspiracy that was coordinated between Americans and Russians to undermine and to subvert the results of our 2016 presidential election—the congress will have to decide whether they will let the president go unindicted and unpunished for his accused felonious conduct already proven and stated in legal black-and-white.
Since the U.S. Justice Department has decided (erroneously, I believe) that a sitting president cannot be indicted if it can be proven that he has committed crimes, it will be up to our next congress to impeach, as this will be the only remaining recourse in bringing our feloniously accused president to justice.
Will American remain a democracy, where it is shown that no one—not even the president—is above the law? Or will we become an aberration where all are guilty excepting the president, no matter what crimes he has committed in the past and continues to commit in the present and into the future, no matter what lies he tells, who he pays off, or what destruction he brings upon the social fabric of our judicial system, upon our laws and what little will be left of our sacred institutions?
There will eventually be only one choice left to all members of our new congress: Will they choose to stand up for our democracy and all that we have valued as Americans for over two centuries, or will they stand against it?