The FBI in New York made its most dramatic and aggressive move on the White House yet, Jimmy Kimmel said Monday, after a dozen agents raided the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Federal agents reportedly raised Cohen’s office, house and hotel room.
“He has a house and a hotel room? Why a hotel room? The fact that a guy who pays off porn stars has a hotel room – that, to me, is a red flag,” Kimmel snarked.
Cohen says he paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000, without the President’s knowledge, shortly before the election, in order to get her to sign an NDA.
The New York Times reports the raid is focusing on “many things,” not just that $130,000 payment. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is said to be interested in whether Cohen attempted to contact Vladimir Putin’s spokesman about building a Trump Tower in Moscow.
“Is there ever going to be a story about Donald Trump that doesn’t involve Vladimir Putin?” Kimmel wondered. “I wouldn’t be surprised if, at the end of all this, Trump breaks out in perfect Russian, like Kevin Costner at the end of No Way Out,” he added.
The FBI seized emails, tax documents, business records. They barged in unannounced, like the Donald storming into a beauty pageant dressing room, Kimmel snarked.
“So now, we wait to see what he does about this,” the ABC late-night host continued. “Will he fire Robert Mueller? Will a sitting American President have the audacity to fire the person who is investigating him during the investigation? The man fired Meat Loaf – you can’t rule anything out!”
Kimmel also wondered if Republican-held Congress would impeach Trump, some of them having said that is a line that cannot be crossed.
“All I know is, Mike Pence is in his office right now doing a jig, kissing that rabbit of his over and over, on the head.”