While Robert Mueller and his henchmen poked around Michael Cohen’s office and hotel room, the President and First Lady were conducting business as usual at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue. And actually, what Melania was doing during the raid speaks volumes about her character and the difference between Democrats and Republicans.
Melania Trump kept a laser-like focus on her own agenda for America’s children as new developments in her husband’s alleged affair rocked headlines on Monday.
Here’s the story from People:
In the White House Blue Room, which had been set up like a classroom, the first lady hosted 13 middle-school students for what her office called “a listening session.” Mrs. Trump told the children she looked forward to them “sharing your stories and your thoughts about your struggles and challenges.”
“I want to help children everywhere to be their best, so with your help, we can achieve positive results.”
The first lady invited each child to the front of the room to write on a large smart board to “maybe share your emotions, how you feel maybe in school, how you feel at home, or with your peers.”
“So maybe I could be the first one and tell you what I feel today,” Mrs. Trump said. “Is that good? Yes?” She wrote: “excited.”
“I feel today very excited and thankful because you’re here and we’re opening up the conversation. Yes?”
The last boy to the step up to the board wrote “energized” and, as he pivoted to return to his seat, knocked to the carpet the first lady’s water glass on the table beside her ornately upholstered blue-and-gold chair.
He let out a gasp and a loud “Ooohh,” according to the White House pool report from the event.
Here’s more from Time:
Federal agents on Monday raided the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to a porn actress who says she had sex with Trump more than a decade ago.
The raid creates a new legal headache for Trump even as he and his attorneys weigh whether to agree to an interview with Mueller’s team, which in addition to investigating potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign is also examining whether the president’s actions constitute obstruction of justice.
Cohen has more recently attracted attention for his acknowledgment that he paid Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket just days before the 2016 presidential election. Cohen has said neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Daniels and he was not reimbursed for the payment.
President Trump answered questions about Daniels for the first time last week in a casual interview aboard Air Force One. He denied having any knowledge of the payment made by Cohen or where Cohen had obtained the money.
The White House has consistently said Trump denies the affair.
Do you still support Donald and Melania 100%?