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Thu May 17, 2018, 11:12 AM

It's not illegal for a president to lie to the media or the American people

SO TRUMP LIES TO THE MEDIA AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE...




Trump Discloses Reimbursing Cohen for Stormy Daniels Payment

A new financial disclosure from President Donald Trump acknowledged that he reimbursed his lawyer, Michael Cohen, for a $130,000 payment to an adult-film star just before the 2016 election, the first time the president has officially stated the payment in government disclosures.

A footnote in Mr. Trumpís 2017 financial disclosure released Wednesday documented a reimbursement of between $100,001 and $250,000 for expenses in 2016 to his attorney for payment to Stephanie Clifford, known professionally as Stormy Daniels. The payment wasnít listed in his previous financial disclosure, released last year. Disclosure rules require liabilities to be listed.

The Office of Government Ethics said Wednesday that it considered the payment to Mr. Cohen to be a liability that needed to be disclosed, and flagged the matter to the Justice Department.

The Wall Street Journal previously reported that Mr. Cohen struck an agreement with Ms. Clifford weeks before the presidential election. Through a limited liability company, Mr. Cohen paid Ms. Clifford $130,000.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/trump-discloses-reimbursement-to-michael-cohen-tied-to-stormy-daniels-payment-1526493667

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:33 AM

1. His lies are so transparent

Why does anyone believe him?

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:41 AM

2. And the 80% of the GOP that support him don't care that he lies.

They're OK with it because he's stacking the courts and rolling back anything Obamaish.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Thu May 17, 2018, 11:41 AM

3. It's not

Strangely, it is not. Eisenhower did about Gary Powers. God knows Nixon did. Clinton did.
They don't wanna lie to congress, but that's pretty much why they don't "testify" to congress, nor do certain key members of their staff.
And quite honestly, I don't think we really wanna go there. I sorta wish we could find a way to hold CANDIDATES liable, but again, I don't really know how.

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