In terms of the cold hard politics, the Hunter Biden verdict was always going to be a win/win situation for the President, and yet, almost paradoxically, also a win/win for Donald Trump.

Confused? Then welcome to the business end of politics where it’s less about principles and more about spin; where any vice can be fashioned into a virtue, defeats recast as victories, and matters of guilt turned around to imply innocence. Look and see one man’s sexual depravity with a porn star described by evangelical Christians as irrepressible alpha male virility sparing his wife from the burden of her matrimonial duties after childbirth. Witness tax fraud brushed off as “creative accounting” and a land where an insurrection is a “beautiful thing” and “there are good people on both sides”…