COMMENT: "Trump Wins The Day"
Has President-elect Trump been involved with prostitutes? Has Russian Intelligence proof that he has?
Answers: No and No.
Correction: No one has produced anything but unsubstantiated allegations.
Mr Trump says it is nothing but fake-news and that US Intelligence was acting like 'Nazi Germany' for spreading allegations.
Did President Putin have anything to do with Russian hackers breaking into last year’s American presidential election?
Answer: could have.
Not just another unfounded allegation? Seems not. Who says so?
None other than Trump’s nomination as US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.
Tillerson told his Senate confirmation hearing that he believed it to be a fair assumption that Putin’s people did hack into the system.
Mr Trump told his news conference that Mr Putin should not have hacked into the US and he will not be doing in future.
That is all we really know.
But could there be something more behind all this claim and counter claim just days before Mr Trump becomes President Trump?
Answer: most certainly.
Allegations that Russian Intelligence has evidence that there are Trump-Russia accounts that suggest greater contact with Moscow than Mr Trump has admitted and damning evidence of prostitute involvement are bizarre enough.
Suggestions that the FBI believe all this comes from a usually reliable source is verging on the unbelievable.
There has never been a lead into a Presidential inauguration like this.
There has never been a decline in ratings for an incoming President like this.
Mr Trump’s ratings are in the 40s. The out-going President Obama’s rating is 55.
There is a steady stream of damning stories, fake or otherwise, that make Mr Trump the most embattled President ever.
But then that is the nature of these times in America.
Mr Trump ran a sometimes grotesque election and won.
Mr Trump has faced and denied accusations that if they were true would see the Vice President-elect Pence taking over.
But Mr Trump, far from running scared, is using the unsubstantiated allegations to his advantage.
His view is that the corrupt state – from the FBI down – is exactly why he was elected.
Some in Washington who know the ways of the nation’s Capital are putting big bucks on Mr Trump not surviving 4 years.
There’s a truth seeker’s adage, always follow the money. On this occasion beware.
Those same people who think Trump cannot survive are the same people who thought he could not get there in the first place.
As he ended his news conference, there was a frontier atmosphere that reminded us all that the whole White House thing had changed.
Mr Trump looked pleased and the news crews were scratching their heads.
What should have been the hardest day for Mr Trump since November 8 seems to have been a triumph.
Mr Trump? Not Guilty. Everyone else? Guilty as charged under Trump Law.