Well, a friend of mine has come up with the name “The FOTUS Affair” for this liberal fever dream imbroglio, so that’s what I’m going to start calling it. It’d be hysterical if any of this were true, too bad, as of this moment, it’s not looking like it is.
The point is, let’s look at The FOTUS Affair in the context of The Access Hollywood Tape. If you want to look back at how we got into this situation, it’s that Republicans were so craven by the time the tape came out, that once the shock wore off, they kicked a few rocks and continued their support of Trump. Throw in some Russian collusion and the second Comey Letter and ta-da Trump’s president.
Really, for the FOTUS Affair to hurt Trump, it would have to be a shock to the political system. The proof of the FOTUS Affair would have to come out like a thundercrack out of the blue. If it came out in bits and pieces, then the FOX News Bullshit Machine would easily be able to process it as a poison and move right along.
And don’t forget that there are people who think the Access Hollywood Tape was all a big conspiracy done by the liberal crooked media in an attempt to bring down Trump. So, you would have to have absolute air-tight information that came out of the blue to do Trump any political harm. Sort of hit the vampire with a stake just right or be prepared to be eaten kind of thing.
But would Trump be impeached by the Vichy Republicans in Congress? For what? Being a bad person? Being a hypocrite? If that was a high crime in their eyes — at least when it came to a Republican president, Trump would already be long gone.
So, in the context of the Access Hollywood Tape, there would be, maybe at most a week where, like, fucking normal people would vacillate between laughing at all of this, raging at it, or feeling bad for Shera Bechard. Then by the time the Sunday talkshows rolled around the Conservative talking points would have been thought out and it would all be processed just like the Access Hollywood Tape. Trump might — if he thought he was about to be shamed out of office — make an address saying it was fake news or some other bullshit. But if the proof — I’m looking at you SDNY or maybe The New York Times re: Playboy’s Bunny community — was absolutely airtight with zero wiggle room, the nation might finally have reached a tipping point.
Yet let me stress that this is for the moment a liberal fever dream in the extreme. If there was a liberal version of InfoWars, I would be selling dietary supplements on it right now and screaming, taking off my shirt while I ranted about Instagram proof of the affair.
Let’s get down to the cold hard facts and logic of what’s going on.
What We Know
We know Bechard had an affair with someone between late 2015 and late 2017.
We know that Trump’s schedule and Bechard’s Instagram placed him in proximity (NYC) to Bechard in the mid-to-late September 2017 timeframe.
We know a child was conceived around mid-to-late September of 2017 and later aborted.
We know Trump has, at least once, “raw dogged” with a woman he was having and affair with (Stormy Daniels.)
We have photographic evidence on Instagram that Bechard was at least outward ok with being pregnant at some point.
We know Bechard at one point had a dog named Ellie.
We know Bechard at some point was referred to Keith Davidson.
— Davidson was the lawyer who represented two other women who signed NDAs with Trump.
We know Broidy used Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer to represent him.
We know Bechard got $1.6 million (hardly Stormy Daniels’ ‘nuisance” money.)
We know Broidy was actively seeking access to the Trump Adminstration about this time in the guise of various Arab states.
We know that the day after the first installment of the $1.6 million to Bechard, Broidy gained access to Trump directly.
We know Bechard is interested in the #MeToo movement.
What We Don’t Know.
Anything to do with Trump directly being connected to Bechard other than Cohen and Davidson.
Anything to do with Broidy being directly connected to Bechard other than the NDA, Davidson and Cohen.
Anything in cold hard fact terms about Bechard’s exact state of mind at the time of the abortion.
— Was there a direct quid pro quo?
Anything about how many Playboy Bunnies (Playboy itself?) knew anything about an affair with either Broidy or Trump.
In fact, we have no evidence that Broidy even knows Bechard other than the things directly connected to the NDA.
How come $1.6 million from Broidy of all people? He’s a rando. Why would he give a shit. Or why would he give $1.6 million worth of shit.
How could Donald J. Trump bang Bechard while also running for president and being in the Oval Office.
How could all of this be kept secret if Trump was the babydaddy? Is that proof that it didn’t happen?
How did the WSJ learn of the affair? Why did Bechard’s name only come out later in the day once the story broke?
Why no comment from Peter K. Stris, Bechard’s lawyer?
Why no comment from Cooper Hefner?
Will it even matter if we prove it was Trump? Is there nothing that will ever hurt him politically, especially on the character side. He would not have done anything illegal and he can just keep babbling about the “Criminal Deep State” and “Spygate” while liberals burst into flames over the hypocrisy of a otherwise “pro-life” president.