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  • Trump is NOT expected to face charges for paying hush money to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal as it's revealed the investigation hasn't been reopened and Michael Cohen hasn't heard from prosecutors since 2018

    02/06/2021 10:56:12 AM PST · by knighthawk · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 6 2021 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Donald Trump is not expected to face charges in the hush money payment scandal involving porn star Stormy Daniels and former playmate Karen McDougal, despite no longer having the shield of presidency, according to people familiar with the case. The former president's exit from the White House last month prompted speculation that US prosecutors might revive the investigation that sent his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to prison. Trump himself had been publicly implicated by prosecutors as complicit in Cohen's campaign finance crimes during his 2016 run for office.
  • Buttigieg slams Trump: My marriage never involved 'hush money to a porn star'

    02/19/2020 12:17:34 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 133 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 19, 2020 | by Stephen Proctor
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg slammed President Donald Trump and Rush Limbaugh at a CNN town hall Tuesday night. Last week, Limbaugh came under fire for making homophobic comments about Buttigieg and his marriage, something he has said he won’t apologize for, according to Limbaugh, because Trump told him not to. But between Limbaugh’s comments and Trump telling the conservative radio host not to apologize, Trump said he’d vote for a gay presidential candidate, and Buttigieg isn’t buying the contradictory stories. Asked if he’d take Trump at his word about voting for a gay candidate, Buttigieg responded, “Well, not if...
  • Judge orders release of documents related to hush payments by Trump's ex-lawyer

    07/17/2019 10:57:23 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07-17-19 | Brendan Pierson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the release of documents relating to hush-money payments by Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to two women who said they had sexual encounters years ago with the U.S. president, declaring the matter of “national importance.” U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan ordered that the documents, used by federal prosecutors to obtain a search warrant for Cohen’s home and office last year, must be unsealed by 11 a.m. (1500 GMT) on Thursday. Cohen, 52, pleaded guilty in 2018 to directing payments of $130,000 to adult film star Stormy...
  • Kellyanne Conway trolled by husband following CNN appearance

    12/14/2018 12:40:35 PM PST · by conservative98 · 113 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 14, 2018 | Yaron Steinbuch
    White House adviser Kellyanne Conway spent 39 minutes defending President Trump on CNN on Thursday night — but got no love from her husband, George, who trolled her on Twitter. The president’s counselor sparred with host Chris Cuomo on his primetime show, where she claimed it’s a “slur” to accuse Trump of lying. “You took a shot at the president tonight. You called him a slur I’m not going to repeat,” Conway said. When Cuomo asked what slur she was referring to, Conway replied, “You’re saying he’s not telling the truth. That’s a slur. That’s a slur.” She insisted that...
  • Are Karen McDougal's Claims Concerning Trump Credible?

    08/03/2018 8:29:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/03/2018 | By James A. Nollet
    It is now known that Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen secretly recorded a telephone conversation with Trump in which a cash payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal was discussed – though what doesn't seem clear is that if McDougal received a $150,000 payment from National Enquirer publisher American Media, Inc., for what purpose was the fee Trump and Cohen discussed – an indirect payment to AMI, or a second payment to McDougal? A February 16, 2018 NY Post story states that McDougal wrote an eight-page handwritten memorandum that someone named John Crawford shared with Ronan Farrow. When Farrow...
  • Michael Cohen’s tapes of Trump could get him disbarred, experts say

    07/26/2018 7:06:10 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 26, 2018
    Attorney Michael Cohen could lose his law license as the result of secretly recording former client President Trump, experts say, as current Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani raises the prospect Cohen committed serious professional misconduct. Giuliani said Wednesday he believes Cohen will face attorney discipline after Cohen attorney Lanny Davis gave CNN audio of Trump discussing a pay-off for former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who alleged an affair. "I don’t think we have to do anything about that, I think the bar association will," Giuliani told the Washington Examiner. If the 2016 conversation took place in New York, it was perfectly...
  • NY Times: Trump was recorded talking of paying Playboy model

    07/20/2018 10:36:41 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 129 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | July 20, 2018 12:49 pm | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him. The president’s current personal lawyer confirmed the conversation and said it showed Trump did nothing wrong, The New York Times reported Friday. ABC News and The Washington Post confirmed the report as well. Citing lawyers and others familiar with the recording, The Times said attorney Michael Cohen made the recording two months before Trump’s 2016 election. The newspaper said the FBI seized the recording during an April raid on Cohen’s office amid...
  • Avenatti Says Other Women Will Soon Be Revealed

    05/17/2018 8:00:53 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 106 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 17, 2018 | Jason Le Miere
    It will soon be revealed that Stormy Daniels was not alone in alleging an affair with President Donald Trump and signing a non-disclosure agreement with Michael Cohen to cover it up, the adult film star’s lawyer said Thursday. Michael Avenatti has long suggested that other women had reached out to him with similar stories to that of his client, who claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and a decade later, just days before the 2016 election, signed a hush agreement. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is now challenging the legitimacy of that agreement because it...
  • Trump seeks to limit access to records seized in FBI raid

    04/16/2018 9:24:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 16, 2018 9:49 AM ET | Tom Hays and Larry Neumeister
    The porn actress Stormy Daniels is expected to attend a court hearing in New York on Monday where a U.S. judge is hearing more arguments about President Donald Trump’s extraordinary request that he be allowed to review records seized from his personal lawyer’s office as part of a criminal investigation before they are examined by prosecutors. The raid carried out last Monday at Michael Cohen’s apartment, hotel room, office and safety deposit box sought bank records, records on Cohen’s dealing in the taxi industry, Cohen’s communications with the Trump campaign and information on payments made in 2016 to former Playboy...
  • A few thoughts on Stormy Damiels, et al.....

    03/21/2018 10:22:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    My dark and foreboding mind.............. | 03-21-2018 | Red Badger
    By now, everyone has heard there is a new Trump accuser trying to get her 15 minutes of face time on camera, a former Playboy Bunny, along with Stormy Daniels, a 'professional stripper', and another whom I can't remember her name, nor care to. What amazes me is the fact that I have never seen so many women willing to go on the record, and even national television, to exclaim, "LOOK AT ME! I'M A WHORE!". "I'M EVEN TRYING TO GET THE COURTS TO ALLOW ME TO TELL YOU HOW BIG A WHORE I AM!" The Media MSM is falling...
  • Newsmax CEO & Trump Friend: Stormy Daniels Stuff Is a 'Political Hoax'

    03/25/2018 3:27:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies ^ | March 25, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    Newsmax CEO and apparent confidante of President Donald Trump, Chris Ruddy, sat down with ABC News This Week today to discuss a variety of issues facing the president. Aside from potential upcoming shifts in personnel management , perhaps the most revealing moment of the interview came when he was asked about Stormy Daniels. Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has accused President Trump of having an affair with her prior to his 2016 presidential run. Stormy, politely put, is an adult film actress and also an exotic dancer. In other words, she is a porn star and stripper....
  • Scott Adams Calls Out Anderson Cooper Over Karen McDougal Interview

    03/23/2018 10:01:41 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 19 replies
    Periscope (Twitter) ^ | March 23, 2018 | Scott Adams
    Scott Adams LIT UP Anderson Cooper today in his AM Periscope. "Anderson Cooper is a piece of sh*t" @ScottAdamsSays calls out #AndersonCooperIsSh*t from 9:35 to 18:30 in this Periscope. It's awesome. Adams: "If you victimize a woman in public for profit & political gain, what does that make you? It makes you a piece of sh*t."
  • NYT’s Haberman: Stormy, McDougal Stories Don’t Bother Trump on “Moral, Spousal” Level

    03/23/2018 7:32:54 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 46 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Maggie Haberman isn’t just a NYT correspondent and CNN analyst. She’s also a psychoanalyst. Or so it would seem. Appearing on CNN this morning, Haberman declared that while the stories regarding Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal might be uncomfortable for President Trump from a legal perspective: I do not think that it is from the moral, spousal parameter that it is bothering him.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Ex-Playboy Model Karen McDougal Sues to Break Silence on Trump

    03/20/2018 12:08:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/20/2018 | By JIM RUTENBERG
    A former Playboy model who claimed she had an affair with Donald J. Trump sued on Tuesday to be released from a 2016 legal agreement requiring her silence, becoming the second woman this month to challenge Trump allies’ efforts during the presidential campaign to bury stories about extramarital relationships. The model, Karen McDougal, is suing the company that owns The National Enquirer, American Media Inc., which paid her $150,000 and whose chief executive is a friend of President Trump’s. The other woman, the adult entertainment star Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels, was paid $130,000 to stay quiet by...
  • Ex-Playboy model who alleges affair with Trump sues to break silence

    03/20/2018 11:26:55 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 92 replies ^ | 3/20/18 | Rebecca Savransky
    A former Playboy model on Tuesday sued the company that owns the National Enquirer so she could break her silence about an alleged affair she claims she had with President Trump. Karen McDougal is suing American Media Inc., which paid her $150,000 for her story about the alleged affair and then withheld it from publication, The New York Times reports. McDougal, whose lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that she was misled by American Media Inc. and her lawyer at the time about the deal. She also said in the lawsuit that she was warned by the...
  • Ex-Playboy model's notes on alleged Trump affair written a decade later

    02/22/2018 11:19:10 PM PST · by blueplum · 18 replies
    Fox ^ | 22 Feb 2018 | Howard Kurtz
    EXCLUSIVE: The centerpiece of a New Yorker story on Karen McDougal, who says she had an affair with Donald Trump, is scribbled notes kept by the former Playboy playmate. These notes, obtained by journalist Ronan Farrow, are presented as her personal reflections on the relationship –“later memorialized in an eight-page, handwritten document provided to the New Yorker.” Readers could easily get the impression, as many journalists have, that McDougal wrote these notes during what she describes as a consensual relationship that began in 2006. But that is not the case. {snip} The McDougal passages were written on a notebook marketed...
  • What? Joy Reid Wonders Whether Payments to Stormy Daniels, McDougal Were “Bribes”

    02/17/2018 10:56:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How is it possible for the host of network TV show to be so confused about such a basic legal concept? On her MSNBC show today, Joy Reid asked MSNBC legal expert Danny Cevallos whether the payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal were “bribes.” Cevallos managed not to laugh, gently explaining to Reid that “one of the key elements in any bribery case is government involvement. Citizens, regular private folks, can generally bribe each other. It’s a different issue if they’re extorting or blackmailing. That’s illegal. But it’s official conduct, it’s anything of value for some official conduct in...