A powerful man.
A suspected Russian tie.
And, then a scandal that triggers the downfall of the prominent.
That was the real-life saga in the UK in the 1960s.
Secretary of State for War John Profumo had a brief fling with model Christine Keeler. She hung with a fun crowd and also had been involved with Russian naval officer Captain Ivanov.
At first, Profumo denied the affair.
Then when he admitted it, there was a mess the British tabloids and global media loved. He resigned in what to today is known as the "Profumo Affair."
Currently porn star Stormy Daniels is creating a similar type of mess. Only it could take down many more prominent players before it disappears from the front pages of media. But it will never vanish from the history books.
Amazing how one woman in a non-traditional line of work can trigger such reversals of fortune.
The Daniels story began with the discovery that the personal lawyer of the man who is now U.S. President - Michael Cohen - paid $130k to the porn star. Allegedly it was hush money to keep quiet a sexual relationship between her and Donald Trump before he was elected U.S. President.
Cohen also has had Russian ties.
In addition, he had been the unregistered paid lobbyist for gigantic corporations like AT&T.
At one time he had a desk in the elite lobbying/law firm Squire Patton Boggs.
Busy gun. Extensive network.
Already, Cohen's office, home, and hotel room have been raided.
A high-ranking AT&T executive has resigned.
Lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who has parachuted in to assist Trump with this matter as well as the more general one of a Russian tie, has resigned his job at the brandname law firm where he had been employed.
Cohen's name, as well as Trump's, is now connected with the alleged sexual battery behavior of Eric Sneiderman who resigned his position as New York attorney general.
Much more is expected to come. The question is: Will the Stormy scandal also trigger the resignation of a U.S. President?
Reflection: Men never seem to learn the perils associated with recreational sex, actual and alleged. Isn't that a lesson mothers should have taught their ambitious sons?
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