In a startling revelation, President Donald Trump’s new lawyer said Wednesday that Trump repaid his personal attorney $130,000 in a deal made just before the 2016 election to keep porn star Stormy Daniels quiet about her tryst with the president, directly contradicting Trump’s past statements about the hush money.
During an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the money to repay Michael Cohen had been “funneled … through the law firm and the president repaid it.”
Asked if Trump knew about the arrangement, Giuliani said: “He didn’t know about the specifics of it, as far as I know. But he did know about the general arrangement, that Michael would take care of things like this, like I take care of things like this for my clients. I don’t burden them with every single thing that comes along. These are busy people.” Trump told reporters several weeks ago that he didn’t know about the payment to Daniels as part of a non-disclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election.
Asked aboard Air Force One whether he knew about the payment, Trump said flatly: “No.” Trump also said he didn’t know why Cohen had made the payment or where he got the money.
Not good at all.
Lying to the press on Air Force One is seldom good.
And he has a lovely, beautiful wife. Why would risk losing her because of a skanky porn star?
“…”Mr. Trump evidently has participated in a felony and there must be serious consequences for his conduct and his lies and deception to the American people,” …”
….. If the President participated in an alleged felonious act, if indeed this is, then he could very well be in deep legal excrement. Well … We now know what the next hundred or so news cycles will be about.
9 posted on 5/2/2018, 11:00:44 PM by R_Kangel ( “A Nation of Sheep ….. Will Beget ….. a Nation Ruled by Wolves.”)
His new attorney just violated the number one ethics rule for lawyers. Trump is not being served well.
11 posted on 5/2/2018, 11:01:31 PM by P-Marlowe (Freep mail me if you want to be on my Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Ping List)
And of course:
Hey Yahoo, so freakin’ what.
I speak only for me, but I bet there are many who say the same thing.
To tell the truth, after my daughter was born, I did not feel like being cozy. Barron was only months old. And President Trump is a very considerate man.
I sense a great disturbance in the Force – as if five hundred thousand divorce lawyers all screamed out in agony.
So, again, who cares, except the perverts from the press.