As I watch the Donald Trump administration continue to writhe and twist itself into something unrecognizable, I keep thinking about all the things we don’t know about the president’s campaign and some of the baggage it is lugging around.
We have those Trump tax returns, which the then-candidate refused to release in 2016, flouting four decades of political tradition.
Nor do we know whether there’s been any violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, the provision that prohibits presidents from taking gifts from foreign governments.
We have all those questions about possible campaign violations regarding the payments to (a) a porn star who alleges a one-night stand with the future president and (b) a Playboy centerfold model who alleges she had a nearly yearlong affair with the same future president. Trump paid these women big money to keep quiet — about relationships that Trump said never occurred. Go figure.
Is “collusion” with the Russians against the law or not? If not, then what about conspiracy, obstruction of justice?
I will continue to have faith that the special counsel, Robert Mueller, will be able to figure all this out in due course.
If he’s allowed to do the job he has been appointed to do.
Proceed, Mr. Mueller.