The Trump-boinked-and-paid-off-Stormy thing was diverting for three or four months. Ditto the Karen McDougal interview about her year-long affair with Trump. But they both pale next to the traitorous-Putin-lapdog thing.

One day we might hear a tape of Trump attorney-fixer Michael Cohen discussing a payoff with Trump a couple of months before the November 2016 presidential election…big deal. Will Trump and others be prosecuted for violating election campaign finance laws? Maybe. Will more embarassing or compromising details about Trump’s financial dealings come to light? Possibly. But none of this feels as sexy as it did last winter and early spring. All things must pass.