Trump directly involved in talks that led to Stormy Daniels payment, FBI says

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  1. Durandal

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    Trump directly involved in talks that led to Stormy Daniels payment, FBI says

    Donald Trump and his press secretary were directly involved in discussions that led to an illegal hush-money payment to Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election campaign, according to the FBI.

    A court filing unsealed on Thursday said Trump and Hope Hicks spoke repeatedly with Michael Cohen, Trump’s longterm legal fixer, in October 2016 as Daniels – also known as Stephanie Clifford – threatened to sell her story of an affair with Trump.

    “I believe that at least some of these communications concerned the need to prevent Clifford from going public,” an FBI agent wrote, in an application for a search warrant.

    ... https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/18/trump-hope-hicks-stormy-daniels-michael-cohen-fbi

    No surprise here, but today's court filing reinforces what we already knew from Cohen's congressional testimony as well as his court indictment and testimony. Hope Hicks, for her part, is a lying swamp creature who is now "a senior executive at Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corporation." Now that Trump owns the swamp, he is busy populating and benefiting from it. It is imperative that he be removed ASAP to face justice and to preserve our democratic institutions from his corrupting influence.
     
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    “I believe that at least some of these communications concerned the need to prevent Clifford from going public,” an FBI agent wrote

    Believe? So, no evidence?

    Get back to me when the FBI has evidence.
     
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    Alas! The investigation into hush money payments have concluded. There will be no further indictments. Yet another swing and a miss by the Resistance.

    https://www.latimes.com/politics/st...stigation-involving-president-trump-has-ended
     
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    Nobody care about Stormy Daniels.
    She lost any credibility when she hooked up with the creepy porn lawyer.

    She is tough & knows how to take it on the chin.
     
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    This rates a big fat, "so what?"

    Not a crime, and probably just a dnc op to discredit Trump as evidenced by avenutti's involvement.
     
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    I suppose Trump would not want people to know he threw a hot dog down that hallway. Her "sell by" date was approaching and she needed the money.

    So a lawyer, a prostitute, and a politician walk into a bar....
     
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    Where does it say he knew about and directed payments and why does it even matter it is a private affair.
     
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    Hi! What makes hush money illegal? Inquiring minds wanna know.
     
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    Don't you watch or read the news?
     
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    You got em' now?
     
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    Who cares? He payedbher off to shut her up to protect his family from hearing her B.S. Nothing new in politics.
     
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    What do you think the reaction would have been if Obama had cheated on his wife with a porn star right after his kid was born, paid her off, and lied about it?

    You don't need to answer that, because of course you know what the reaction would have been.
     
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    One thing is for sure: The Evangelicals would not have decided to overlook it and embrace Obama as one of their own.
     
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    So it was an exercise in futility from the start.
     
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    Were this true, Stormy Daniels would be locked up waiting for her trial date to commence.
     
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    Negative.
     
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    How many evangelicals vote for the Democrats and also how many vote for Republicans?
     
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    This obviously proves that Trump colluded with the Russians to fix the election - and global warming.
     
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    You have a point. Trump is guilty of so many different crimes and misdemeanors, it is barely worth paying attention any one of them at this point. It all adds up to the guy being wholly unfit to be president and an actual risk to national and global security in that position.
     
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    No, you can indict a President after they're gone, and you can also impeach. If Trump was impeached, the evidence the FBI got would be used in the Senate trial.

    More to the point, do you think potential Presidential crimes shouldn't be investigated?
     
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    Not marginal bs like this.
     
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    Stormy still owes Trump $300K. Maybe when Michael Avenatti gets out of prison, he can appeal her case. Oh wait, he owes her money too. Something like $1 million dollars or more.

    Stormy lost all the way around. If she would have just kept her big mouth shut, she could be doing well quite well and living the dream.
     
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    No, with the one exception being Barrack Obama. He was straight up criminal.
     
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    How do you know it's marginal until you investigate? But I agree that campaign finance violations are marginal. Nobody's going to get impeached over it, on either side. The American public can't even understand that stuff. I follow politics religiously, and I couldn't tell you exactly what Trump did wrong.
     
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