Michael Cohen’s plea to campaign finance violations has drawn wide anticipation that President Trump could be charged with a similar crime over payments he made leading up to the 2016 election. However, there are a few key facts that could mean Trump did not violate the law. Fox News reports:
President Trump on Monday denied the hush-money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election were campaign contributions, instead calling them a “simple private transaction.” […]
“Democrats can’t find a Smocking Gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia after James Comey’s testimony. No Smocking Gun…No Collusion.” @FoxNews That’s because there was NO COLLUSION. So now the Dems go to a simple private transaction, wrongly call it a campaign contribution,…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 10, 2018
On Monday, Trump took aim at Cohen, saying that if a mistake was made and it was considered a contribution, the “liability” should be with the lawyer. […]
Meanwhile, an expert campaign finance lawyer said in an interview published Monday that he is not impressed with the Department of Justice’s evidence that effectively links Trump to campaign finance violations after the recent release of the Cohen sentencing memo. […]
Backer, a veteran campaign counsel, said it is common practice for high-profile individuals and companies to take part in these kinds of payment arrangements. He said Trump is a brand, he has carried out similar payments for years and these so-called “hush-buys” will likely continue.
Democrats are fixated on this potential charge, all the while Hillary’s giant campaign finance fraud scheme, involving local Democrat parties funneling money to her campaign, has been ignored by the Deep State. Cohen’s plea also underscores the fact that the Mueller witch hunt has not found any evidence of collusion with Russia on the part of Trump.
If he did then Congress is in deep trouble. They have used 17 million dollars of taxpayer funds to pay hush money! I want to the the names of each Member of Congress that used my money.
I am sure he pays his own way, he pays for services and there should be no reason to pay someone to shut up. Those women are in the business, that is what they do for a living, I am sure the dems doing the dirtywork have paid also, when you are gay you have a lot to hide, yes it will come back to haunt them and the media!!!