As Democrats take control of the House of Representatives and special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation plows ahead, 2019 has the potential to be a calamitous year for President Donald Trump.
In fact, historian Jon Wiener boldly predicts in a column for the Los Angeles Times that 2019 will be “the worst year of Donald Trump’s life.”
At the center of the president’s troubles will be probes related to his 2016 election campaign in which the president’s own son told a Russian operative that he’d “love it” if they could offer them dirt on then-rival Hillary Clinton.
“It’s easy to get lost in the details of Russiagate and the guilty pleas of Trump associates involved in a range of crimes, but what is developing is not that complicated,” Wiener explains. “It’s a political corruption scandal with the potential to be larger than anything we’ve seen before in American history.”
Additionally, Trump faces investigations into whether he directed illegal hush payments to former mistresses, whether he used his charity foundation as a personal slush fund, and whether his personal fortune was created at least in part via elaborate tax fraud.