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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:44 PM

Trumps Longtime Lawyer Says He Paid Stormy Daniels Out of His Own Pocket

Source: New York Times

Michael D. Cohen, President Trumps longtime personal lawyer, said on Tuesday that he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a pornographic-film actress who had once claimed to have had an affair with Mr. Trump.

In the most detailed explanation of the 2016 payment made to the actress, Stephanie Clifford, Mr. Cohen, who worked as a counsel to the Trump Organization for more than a decade, said he was not reimbursed for the payment.

Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly, Mr. Cohen said in a statement to The New York Times. The payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone.

He declined to answer several follow-up questions, including whether Mr. Trump had been aware that he made the payment, what the motivation was or whether he had made similar payments to other people over the years.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/us/politics/stormy-daniels-michael-cohen-trump.html



When you get right down to it, is this really any different than giving a nice fruit basket at Christmas?

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Reply Trumps Longtime Lawyer Says He Paid Stormy Daniels Out of His Own Pocket (Original post)
brooklynite Feb 13 OP
AJT Feb 13 #1
enough Feb 13 #24
AJT Feb 13 #25
Leghorn21 Feb 13 #29
AJT Feb 13 #34
oberliner Feb 13 #35
Iliyah Feb 13 #2
YessirAtsaFact Feb 13 #19
marylandblue Feb 13 #3
RandySF Feb 13 #4
rzemanfl Feb 13 #8
HopeAgain Feb 13 #5
Sam McGee Feb 13 #23
world wide wally Feb 14 #39
cstanleytech Feb 13 #6
rurallib Feb 14 #55
George II Feb 13 #7
Julian Englis Feb 13 #9
Arazi Feb 14 #47
mahatmakanejeeves Feb 13 #10
unblock Feb 13 #11
Gore1FL Feb 13 #12
Ilsa Feb 13 #13
mahatmakanejeeves Feb 14 #65
missingm Feb 14 #68
BigmanPigman Feb 13 #14
missingm Feb 13 #15
bullimiami Feb 13 #16
TomCADem Feb 13 #30
Dave Starsky Feb 14 #61
Leghorn21 Feb 13 #17
Ohiogal Feb 13 #18
YessirAtsaFact Feb 13 #21
UpInArms Feb 13 #20
Sam McGee Feb 13 #22
Gothmog Feb 13 #26
dhill926 Feb 13 #27
world wide wally Feb 14 #43
TomCADem Feb 13 #28
machoneman Feb 14 #49
OhNo-Really Feb 13 #31
Leghorn21 Feb 13 #32
Maeve Feb 13 #33
iluvtennis Feb 13 #36
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 13 #37
FailureToCommunicate Feb 14 #41
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 13 #38
world wide wally Feb 14 #40
DoctorJoJo Feb 14 #42
gopiscrap Feb 14 #44
briv1016 Feb 14 #45
angrychair Feb 14 #46
SWBTATTReg Feb 14 #48
Owl Feb 14 #50
bullimiami Feb 14 #51
raging moderate Feb 14 #52
dreamland Feb 14 #53
lanlady Feb 14 #54
underpants Feb 14 #56
MGKrebs Feb 14 #57
Paladin Feb 14 #58
turbinetree Feb 14 #59
bluestarone Feb 14 #60
treestar Feb 14 #62
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bluestarone Feb 14 #63
NCjack Feb 14 #64
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:47 PM

1. Rumor has it Cohn will be the next chief of staff.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:21 PM

24. Not after this. NT

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Response to enough (Reply #24)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:25 PM

25. I would say especially after this.....he has shown the depth of his

loyalty to dear leader.

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:30 PM

29. Different guy. Gary Cohn is rumored to be replacing Kelly - this is Michael Cohen,

LOSER45’s longtime mob fixer/lawyer. One shady muthafukkah, too.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #29)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:53 PM

34. Thanks!

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Response to AJT (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:02 PM

35. What does Gary Cohn have to do with this story?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:47 PM

2. Can these people just stop lying.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:15 PM

19. Apparently not

The next question is do they even want to stop lying?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:48 PM

3. Where can I get a lawyer like that?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:48 PM

4. So now we Know Trump fucked her

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Response to RandySF (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:50 PM

8. Was that in doubt? n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:49 PM

5. ive nevrr seen any group of adults

less likely to tell the truth. And th absurdty of the lies is incredible.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:21 PM

23. A lot of the people around Trump are morons

The rest of them are not even that smart.

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Response to HopeAgain (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:06 AM

39. Only mobsters can lie that much and live to be old

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:50 PM

6. I wonder if he is willing swear to this under oath?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:06 AM

55. like an oath means anything to these folks

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:50 PM

7. Lying to cover up a campaign finance violation.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:50 PM

9. If it's not a campaign contribution, then it's a gift or a rebate/kickback.

If it's reate/kickback, then Cohn needed to send a 1099 to Trump and Trump needed a 1099 and Trump needed to report it as income (or reduce his legal expenses deducted). If it's a gift, Cohn needed to file a gift tax return. Also, I would think gifts of that size would violate ethical canons for lawyers.

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Response to Julian Englis (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:05 AM

47. +1 eom

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:52 PM

10. Even though nothing happened.

I feel so sorry for Barron. That poor kid. I hope that at the end of the school year, Melania pulls him out of St. Andrew's (or whatever it is) and takes him back to New York to get him away from his father.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:52 PM

11. Ok. Who paid the gift tax? And was this filed as a campaign contribution?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:53 PM

12. Wouldn't a gift tax have to be paid for a sum that large? nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:53 PM

13. But I bet he billed trump for 260 hours of extra work.

At $500 per hour, isn't that about right?

Figures someone else would clean up donald's messes.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:40 AM

65. In DC, more like 130 hours at $1,000 per hour. NT

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:08 PM

68. Somebody reimbursed him, that's for sure

If appears that he is only denying getting paid by the Trump Organization or Trump Campaign. That leaves a whole ton of people who could have supplied the money.

Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly, Mr. Cohen said in a statement to The New York Times

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:54 PM

14. Rachel Maddow just reported this on her show.

It doesn't say whether or not the fucking moron knew about it. "Hush Money 101" is the name of the course in the Oval Office catalogue of required classes.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:55 PM

15. What a swell guy.

Funny how Cohen comes off as a heartless pitbull who would sell his own mother for a buck.

I guess he is really just a softee inside.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:00 PM

16. He may be the stupidest lawyer ever.

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Response to bullimiami (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:31 PM

30. No. I Think Its Trump's Other Lawyer, Dowd...

...who claimed that he wrote Trump's tweet admitting that he knew that Flynn lied to the FBI.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #30)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:06 AM

61. They're all dumber than dirt.

I wouldn't hire a Trump lawyer to try to fix a jaywalking ticket.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:01 PM

17. I dont know why Im replying here, cuz I just got no response to this

Well, except for the usual WTF?!?



Okay Mr. Mob fixer-guy, whatever you say

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:13 PM

18. They are all disgusting pigs

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:19 PM

21. Please dont insult barnyard animals like that

An animal is what it was born to be.

These “people” choose to behave like this if their own free will.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:18 PM

20. This guy is a tool with a fool for a client

And he should look good in stripes

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:20 PM

22. Just asking . . .

Do you suppose Ms. Cohen knew of this withdrawal from the family's accounts?

If not . . . well . . . it could get ugly around the Cohen household.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:27 PM

26. This would be an illegal campaign contribution by Cohen

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:28 PM

27. I'm sure his right wing evangelical supporters are appalled....

uh huh....

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #27)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:11 AM

43. Maybe it came from the collection plates

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:29 PM

28. ABC: Trump's lawyer says he wrote the president's tweet about Flynn's dismissal

This is just ridiculous...

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trumps-lawyer-wrote-presidents-sloppy-tweet-flynns-dismissal/story?id=51541650

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, John Dowd, says he drafted the president's Saturday morning tweet that stated he fired former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for lying not only to Vice President Mike Pence but also to the FBI.

"I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI," Trump tweeted at 9:14 a.m. on Saturday. "He has pled guilty to those lies. It is a shame because his actions during the transition were lawful. There was nothing to hide!"

Dowd told ABC News he wrote those words. A second source who corroborated that Dowd had written the tweet called it "sloppy."

It's unclear who actually sent out the tweet, but Dowd said he gave the drafted message to the president's social media director Dan Scavino.

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Response to TomCADem (Reply #28)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:52 AM

49. I don't doubt that his lawyer drafted that statement. But....

I'm sure trumpenfueher edited it to his liking before it went out. Trump doesn't ever like to be told what to do or say as many in the WH have leaked to reporters. That's a good thing btw as he's always undercutting good advice even from his lawyers.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:38 PM

31. From HIS RETAINER duh

Why do they keep perpetuating this story......Oh diversion from ___________[fill in the blank]

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:41 PM

32. Some comments on Kyle Griffins tweet about this:

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:42 PM

33. And if you believe that....wanna buy a bridge? eom

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:10 PM

36. LIAR.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:11 PM

37. Now I know what I can do the next time I have an extra $130,000 laying around...

...spend it on a porn star.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #37)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:09 AM

41. On her silence you mean. And if her silence cost that price, gotta wonder the cost of

well..you know...the main event(s)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 11:31 PM

38. You can be sure he got a $130K benefit from Trump another way; maybe tRump paid bogus legal billing.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:09 AM

40. Yeah right

I'm sure we all believe that line of bullshit

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:10 AM

42. Lying Comes So Easily For An Attorney, ...

... especially one corrupt enough to service The Orange Buffoon, the vilest human on the planet.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:26 AM

44. I want this guy for my lawyer

I have several library fines and a couple of parking tickets he can pay

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:23 AM

45. Just think, if this is the news they want us to talk about, what story are they trying to hide?

This wasn't a gaffe. This was a prepared statement from a lawyer.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 02:17 AM

46. Soooooo

Trump did have sex with her and the campaign did pay for it. That’s an in-kind contribution if I ever heard one.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 06:41 AM

48. Yeah, right, we believe you, really, we believe you. Liar, liar, liar, pants on fire! NT

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:11 AM

50. Dotards personal lying lawyer.

How nice.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:33 AM

51. So is this extortion or bribery or both they are confessing? None of which is legal.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:51 AM

52. "Yeah, that's it. My own pocket."

"Yeah, my own pocket. Nothing to see here."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:02 AM

53. So this makes it okay?

I don't believe it. Is there a way to check their campaign books?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:03 AM

54. So why the shell company in DE?

When this story first broke, it was reported that Stormy got paid through a shell company. Why, if Cohen paid her out of the milk of human kindness, did he take that route?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:07 AM

56. Damn. I duped you.

I did look first.

The pic with this article cracks me up

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:24 AM

57. Hey, maybe this is the guy who can come up with the way that Mexico

is going to pay for the wall.
He could say something like " Well, they already paid for it. They sent me a check and I have a special account just for that." Or something just as plausible.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:58 AM

58. Well, isn't that nice.

I know that I always appreciate it when my attorney foots the bill for the consequences of my sport fucking.

I sincerely hope that trump's reverse Midas touch is in place, and that Cohen loses his law license over this.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:06 AM

59. Hell whats a bribe here or there .........................its still a bribe




November 2018 cannot get here fast enough

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:59 AM

60. $130,000 straight from Russia to Cohen then to the TRAMP!!!!

with full knowledge of tRUMPY!!! BUT DOES IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE, WITH THESE LYING FUCKERS?? Just hope Mueller can UNRAVEL this shit.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:18 AM

62. How else should it have been paid?

Makes no sense. Who should reimburse the Idiot for his settling of such a case?

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Response to treestar (Reply #62)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:48 AM

66. Oh wait, the lawyer paid?

And Donald did not reimburse him? OMG. What an idiot. Has he met his client?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:23 AM

63. if he truly did pay her, my next question is

WHY?????????????????????????????????????????????????

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:31 AM

64. Time for a watchdog group to move to have him disbarred. nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:22 PM

67. Isn't this the sort of thing...

that gets lawyers disbarred? Any lawyers here appalled by this devilishness?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:46 PM

69. That would seem to be an in kind contribution the campaign never reported. n/t

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