Did Donald Trump blackmail Justice Anthony Kennedy out of his Supreme Court seat because of his son Justin Kenndy? It seems Justin provided a one billion dollar building loan to Donald Trump while Justin was working for Deutsche Bank. (pronounced: Doy-chai)
Deutsche Bank? The same German bank penalized for Russian money laundering schemes?
Same bank. Another Russian and Trump connection.
Why did Trump have to go to a German Bank? American banks have plenty of money.
Well, American banks refused to lend Trump any more money because he tended to default or renege on his loans. However, he located a cooperative lender with Deutsche Bank through Justice Kennedy’s son Justin.
In January of this year, Deutsche Bank had to pay a $600 million in fines for Russian money laundering. While the word fine is a gentle term, more appropriately reserved for overdue library books, a $600 million fine instantly sounds like, the wrath of God, as Paddy Chayefsky wrote.
But why would Justice Kennedy quit now?
Rumor has it Trump made Judge Kennedy an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Does the judge own any horses? Or maybe Putin wanted a Supreme Court that better suited his agenda? And whatever Putin wants, Putin gets.
It seems Trump promised to select a replacement for Justice Kennedy who would carry on with the Kennedy legacy and have the same swing vote discretion. But Justice Kennedy may be disappointed by the Trump promise.
Ivana, Marla, and Melania can attest to a Trump promise. Or more recently, the promise to release his tax returns.
Like his Miss America contest, the runners-up for the Supreme Court bench are Rudy Giuliani, Anthony Scaramucci, Fox news personality Jeanine Pirro, and why not throw in son-in-law Jarred Kushner. Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is definitely out of the running. But there’s the former Chief Justice of Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore. Moore, backed by friend Trump, recently ran and lost in the primary race for a US Senate seat from Alabama.
Or to get him off his back, Trump could select Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Putin would give his okay.