Trump's lawyer paid $130,000 of own money to porn star

Trump's lawyer paid $130,000 of own money to porn star

If you’re wondering why he would admit to paying her out of pocket- because the alternative is they used campaign funds.

Which would be a federal crime.

"Just because something isn't true doesn't mean that it can't cause you harm or damage. I will always protect Mr. Trump."

Lmao, right...you paid a pornstar $130,000 of your own money so she wouldn't lie about Donald Trump. Give me a fucking break.

Anyone who believes this line is a moron.

So — listen up Christian Right... this man has just admitted to being unfaithful to his wife.

What level of immorality does Trump need to sink to before you say “enough”?

... but they paid the lawyer with campaign funds and he just booked them a few additional hours?

That seems to be a very bad cover up for a crime.

Technically, it could still be considered an illegal campaign contribution.

Technically?

I would say logically, with any judge with half a brain, they would see it that way.

There’s no low... as long as he’s not a democrat. If he expressed his closeted love for Obama then his ass would be disowned but otherwise it’s a bottomless pit.

I wonder how much Trump paid the lawyer for that kind of service? Perhaps $130,000?

Luckily trumpers are bigly morons

This is funny. The lawyer of a billionaire spends $130000 for client’s hush money.

So he’s working Pro Boner for Trump?

If Barack Obama got a divorce as a result of his wife cheating on him the evangelicals would have been out for his head

The hypocricy is unprecedented. And not once did they even hope or as they put it pray that Obama would do well

Fuck them

They don't believe this, they just don't care if Trump paid $130,000 to cover up an affair with a pornstar. They probably think it makes him cooler. You know, party of family values and all.

Coincidentally, the Trump Campaign transferred $130k to a Trump business account a month after the incident.

This is funny. The lawyer of a billionaire millionaire Russian debt hoarder spends $130000 for client’s hush money.

There is no way this lawyer paid $130k of his own money to cover up a trump scandal without SOME sort of compensation. Just because the compensation wasn’t direct... doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. No one paying a porn star for silence on someone else’s behalf is doing it altruistically.

I find it really hard to believe that anyone in Trump's orbit would use their own money to save his ass.

No fucking way he dropped six figures of his own money.

There is something bad behind that money.

Abortion, abortion, abortion. That is all they care about. They would vote for the Roman soldiers who crucified Jesus if they thought they were pro-life.

Or they'd just say it proves he isn't racist and loves all women

And I was just holding that stash for a friend...

Wait, are you joking, or is this a real thing?

Edit: Does not seem to have been joking.

This is funny. The lawyer of a billionaire millionaire spends $130000 for client’s hush money.

Yes, technically. John Edwards won at trial by defeating the EXACT same argument. Of course, the facts are different and the law isn’t always clear.

Yep. Literally the only thing they care about. They don't care about the sick, the poor, the starving... None of that. You know... The stuff Jesus specifically talked about. They are willing to throw literally everything out the fucking window in the name of abortion. God damned bunch of hypocrite pieces of human fucking garbage.

He just bought the exclusive rights for her story from her. She would still tell the truth for example under oath.

This is the correct answer.

Donald Trump's Lawyer is the Donald Trump of Lawyers

Mueller should ask Trump if he had sexual relations with that woman...

checkmate

What disgusts me is that journalists and others still look to religious leaders for insight on "moral" questions. We have experts in that field, they're called ethicists.

To be fair, this lawyer is a graduate of what is widely regarded as the worst law school in America, Cooley. So he might not be too bright.

Can you imagine how confused they would be if she was a black woman. Holy shit, they’d lose their minds.

Friday’s headline...

“Trump actually did reimburse Michael Cohen for 130,000 that was paid to pornstar as hush money, to nobody’s surprise”

This is funny. The lawyer of a billionaire millionaire Russian debt hoarder barely sentient tangerine spends $130000 for client’s hush money.

Correction, the affair happened 10 years ago, and the hush money was paid out during the campaign. Not saying it makes the situation any better though.

Republicans are pro-abortion. Republicans oppose sex ed, access to contraceptives, and services like Planned Parenthood--all measures which decrease abortions.

Democrats are anti-abortion. Democrats support sex ed, access to contraceptives, and services like Planned Parenthood--all measures which decrease abortions.

Don't listen to what Republicans say. Listen to what they do.

Hannity: "Obama hired Stormy Daniels to forcibly seduce Trump and sabotage his campaign"

I'm not a lawyer, but I would assume not, since the sex isn't a campaign contribution.

Paying to silence a prostitute from an earlier encounter because she could damage your campaign by going public could be, though.

If you have sex with a whore during the campaign and you don't pay her/him, is it an illegal campaign contribution?

If they found out Stormy Daniels had a dick. That would be the breaking point. Until then, he's a good Christian. A changed man...

Why do I feel like even that wouldn't be enough?

"She was dead, what harm does it do?"

Wait. I thought we were on the Porter scandal. Now this is another scandal that fast?

I can't keep up with all the Trump scandals. It's like scandal mania with him every week.

Assuming I read the headline right, didn’t he basically bribe Stormy Daniels?

It’s just lie after lie after lie with this crew.

The real question is, is it legal for someone to pay their lawer from the campaign fund? If so then you really only have to have one person funnel you campaign money to clean it. This is a serious ethical question that I have. In general, and not just in this case.

I told this to my evangelical Trumpster father and his response?

“Nobody is perfect”

Congratulations, you’ve discovered the definition of privilege! Plenty of Germans survived the Third Reich without their life getting markedly worse. It’s up to you to decide if they were responsible for letting fascism take over their country and infect the rest of the world and if you want to follow in their footsteps.

"Those abortions were in the past. He's a changed man. And he didn't get those abortions, those whores did. He's a good man... now put some money in the bucket so I can get a bigger yacht." -Evangelicals. (aka why I know there is no God, cuz if there was he'd strike these immoral dickholes down so hard that their moms would feel it in their episiotomy scars. )

Well if the piss tape is real, then your statement says his base will just laugh and find common ground there. Having hookers piss on a bed that the disgusting Obama's slept in? kek

#ReleaseTheBankStatement

Still a terrible strategy. As trump’s lawyer, he was ethically bound to tell Trump the details of settlement offer. If trump campaign knew of payment, then it failed to report a $130,000 in kind contribution to the campaign.

There’s not a way out here.

The day before Valentines, how romantic, so dreamy....

Right!

With that defense I'm going to say I banged Trump for 130,000 dollars to get paid and I'm a guy that is not interested on guys or more importantly orange pieces of shit

Ironically I'd still have more shame than Trump

Make Attorneys Get Attorneys...

Or he just bills way over 130k.

SHS- "Look, we all die. She would have died eventually.. Why aren't we talking about all the girls Hillary killed by being pro-abortion?"

This is a scandal reboot. It is difficult to keep up...

Just remember Vote come November.

They're trying to hide that it was paid for with campaign contributions, which is potentially illegal. My understanding is that such a payment would be a violation of campaign finance laws, but I am not a lawyer so I'm not sure.

There are gonna be so many scandals you're gonna say "Please Mr. President, no more scandals I can't take it."

This was more of a hypothetical than a description of the present situation.

Proverbs 5:15 “Drink waters from thy own cistern, flowing water from thy own well”

Bible Urine Therapy

Yep, that's exactly what would be said.

I'm sure they will find a Bible verse to justify it.

It's actually not a terrible strategy. Lawyer claims he was the one who paid and trump just pays his lawyer back + extra with campaign funds. Wasn't there an article a week ago saying 1/3 of all donations pay for legal fees?

Especially since it's not like Trump couldn't afford to pay it himself. Why would someone else pay it for him?

Cohen is not a deep legal thinker or chess master. He and Trump probably think this is a very clever move and it will probably prove to be an own-goal in short time.

Campaign money can pay legal expenses.

You have, no doubt, pointed out the obvious loophole. I am not a lawyer so I don't know if this is legal. But it isn't (doesnt appear to be) a flagrant violation of the law.

I would be very interested in hearing others' opinions on this.

Edit : If the lawyer was paid an extra bonus around the time >=$130k there might be a case. But short of being a check that literally reads "hush money", or recorded conversations, I don't know if it would be enough to impeach, let alone a crime beyond a reasonable doubt (the president is only subject to the former and congress is all R). Again, not a lawyer.

An interesting question: would attorney client privilege fall apart in this situation? What standard is needed to compel a statement from someone's attorney?