Donald Trump had arguably the single worst week of his overall disastrous tenure.
Omarosa Manigault Newman continued making the media rounds exposing dirt and dangling as many as 200 secretly-recorded tapes as a promotional teaser for her new book, Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House.
But that was just the tip of the iceberg.
On Tuesday, two former associates of Mr Trump were convicted on several charges, with the president’s former lawyer admitting to a pair of campaign finance violations during the presidential election. Cohen also admitted paying the hush money to adult film actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal. Both women have alleged they had extramarital affairs with Mr Trump. It was further revealed that Cohen was paid back by Trump Organization for the payment he made to Daniels — in stark contrast to the original narrative that Donald Trump had no idea Michael Cohen paid off Daniels.
The threat to Trump’s presidency was raised again on Friday, when Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA-15th), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said that the committee’s now-closed Russia investigation should be reopened in the light of the new disclosures from Michael Cohen.
On the same day Paul Manafort, Trump’s one-time campaign manager, was also found guilty on on various charges of financial and tax fraud. Both convictions stemmed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation.
On Thursday, it was revealed the White House is stalling a bipartisan bill which would significantly bolster America’s defenses against future election hacking.