I Just Lost Points for Dropping My Guard
I wasn’t paying attention.
It wasn’t the EDNY who just threw sixteen new indictments at Paul Manafort, it was the Manhattan District Attorney, Cyrus Vance, Jr.
I really hate when I’m not paying attention. But I guess it’s better to get up to speed later than never.
Why is this a problem?
Well, as I was reading the headlines this morning, I noticed the following article and it clicked…
You really can’t take your eyes off of these people for one second.
You see, Vance has an interesting history of non-prosecution that has, um, attracted some attention.
More recently, Gov. Cuomo replaced Vance with Madeline Singas, twelve hours after Vance initiated a probe into Eric Schneiderman, following Ronan Farrow’s New Yorker piece into Schneiderman’s alleged sexual abuse of multiple woman.
While it may not matter to most people that Ronan Farrow is the son of Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra, it should, because nepotism really is a “thing”.
No, really. It’s important.
Just as it’s important to recall Cyrus Vance, Jr.’s dad’s real career-ender…
And allow me to just throw this question out there…
Does this look totally legitimate to everyone, or does it look anything at all like one of those mob divorces where the attorneys use billable hours to launder mafia money?
Just askin’. I’m sure it’s totally legit.
And I certainly don’t defend the alleged actions of Eric Schneiderman who, at the very least, appears to have gotten himself properly shaken down or blackmailed. But I would point out that one of the accusers is the sister of one of the co-founders of the notorious “Studio 54” that Trump family friend Roy Cohn and his KGB buddies seemed to love to use for c̶o̶l̶l̶e̶c̶t̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶b̶l̶a̶c̶k̶m̶a̶i̶l̶ ̶m̶a̶t̶e̶r̶i̶a̶l̶ partying.
And without publishing an explainer on Tamil Nadu first, I’d prefer not to discuss another of the accusers, a Tamil women’s rights author. Suffice it to say…everything really is connected.
Maybe Vance Jr.’s time would be better spent leaving the Manafort investigation to the big boys, and Ronan Farrow could focus his efforts on the ACTUAL Harvey Weinstein issue, rather than providing cover fire so the Weinstein Company had a chance to liquidate its operations and transfer the assets before they got caught sex trafficking, red-handed.