Skip to comments.2018 letter shows Michael Cohen lying to feds about Stormy Daniels payment [Read the Full Letter Here]
Posted on 03/22/2023 6:10:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
A newly surfaced letter from 2018 shows Michael Cohen lying to federal election officials about his infamous, $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels — which later helped send him to prison.
The letter, obtained by The Post on Wednesday, emerged as the disbarred lawyer appeared poised to become the star witness in an unprecedented criminal case against his ex-boss, former President Donald Trump.
In it, Cohen told the Federal Election Commission that he “used his own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000 to Ms. Stephanie Clifford,” aka Daniels, in 2016.
“Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed Mr. Cohen for the payment directly or indirectly,” Cohen lawyer Stephen Ryan wrote on Feb. 8, 2018.
But a little more than six months later, Cohen changed his tune and copped a plea to a laundry list of federal crimes that included making an excessive campaign contribution to Trump, now 76, by paying Daniels to keep quiet about her alleged 2006 affair with him.
Trump has denied cheating on his wife Melania Trump with Daniels.
As part of his guilty plea, Cohen admitted that he used a newly incorporated shell company to pay Daniels, then sought reimbursement from the Trump Organization for the full amount, plus a $35 wire fee and another $50,000 for tech work related to Trump’s campaign.
The total was doubled for tax purposes, and Cohen also received a $60,000 bonus, with the full amount of $420,000 paid to him in monthly installments for which he submitted invoices.
Cohen also later pleaded guilty to an unrelated charge of lying to Congress when he denied trying to broker a deal for a Trump Tower development in Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign.
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The statement does not rule out a personal involvement by DJT, for either payment of blackmail or for the ability to effectively make Amendment I protected statements.
When a lawyer sends a bill, few refuse to pay. The people cutting the checks to a trusted service supplier would not question such a bill.
If Cohen misbilled the Trump Organization, rather than DJT, then it might be a mistake instead of a crime.
What do you think the boom is? Cohen went to jail because the letter was proven to be a lie - he was reimbursed by Trump. Yes, it discredits Cohen, but it implicates Trump (not in a crime, but in the hush money a scheme).
I guess we all know what happens to those who lie to Feds, don’t we?
Unless, of course, they get special Trump Waivers.
If you believe the word of a convicted perjurer.
And a “Highly Confidential” letter; too!
I thot paying a hooker was a cash up front deal?
I thot paying a hooker was a cash up front deal?....
you dont pay them to come you -pay them to leave...
But in a February 8, 2018 letter to the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Cohen’s attorney Stephen Ryan wrote: ‘Mr. Cohen used his own personal funds’, and that ‘Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed Mr. Cohen for the payment directly or indirectly.’
”Interviewed by Fox & Friends, Mr Trump said the payments had come from him personally, not from the campaign.”
Isn’t there a video that shows Chris Cuomo coaching Cohen (during a commercial break) on answering a question about where the money came from? Cuomo says, tell them it’s Trumps money?
I bet it comes out that Cohen was the one that had the affair with Stormy.
If you don’t see the pure bullshit happening here, then I don’t know how to explain it to you.
And then he padded his legal billing to cover his “loss”.
His payment of money to a porn actress with his own money sounds more like it was Mr. Cohen who paid for time with Stormy Daniels. What would $130,000 buy with someone like that?
He wanted to keep it from Trump’s wife, but also likely his own - at least that would be one theory.
Which is more likely?
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