“Second, the Democrats and the media — but I repeat myself — have squandered such credibility as they have possessed.”
What you call “the media”, I call “the free press”. And you wouldn’t believe the free press regardless of what it says. The only things you believe are those that confirm your prejudices.
By loudly trumpeting the fact that Mr. Trump is innocent of littering, you clearly demonstrate that your real concern is with other crimes. We already have sworn testimony that Mr. Trump feloniously violated campaign finance laws — that should be good for a nice prison sentence. We’re still investigating the obstruction of justice question, but I’m not expecting much success there, as a great deal depends on mens rea, which is hard to prove. The crimes that will send him to prison for the rest of his life involve his money laundering for Russian oligarchs and his fraudulent financial statements. Especially interesting is the possibility of RICO charges, which would send his entire gang to prison.
You’re whistling past the graveyard.