Russiagate is dead, but the game goes on

Holman Jenkins (paywall) synthesizes well:

If Mr. Trump’s approval ratings were 60% rather than 43%, a lot of House Democrats in unsafe seats would not be in favor now of an opportunistic hunt through his business career for whatever venalities might be found. Politics is a rough game. And Mr. Trump chose to conduct his presidency in a polarizing way.

The Russia conspiracy Democrats flogged for so long at least painted him as an impostor and traitor. Now Democrats are attacking him for being exactly the guy voters knew they were electing. Americans, after hearing Russia, Russia, Russia for 24 months, will not fail to notice that Mr. Trump is being assailed over routine financial and tax matters that nobody thought worth investigating before he became president.

March 7, 2019


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