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If Michael Cohen went to jail for paying off Stormy Daniels, shouldn't wouldn't Trump?

After all, it was his money.

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by Anonymousreply 7March 18, 2023 6:04 PM

Should? Yes.

Will? No.

by Anonymousreply 1March 11, 2023 3:47 PM

Plausible deniability. There’s no evidence from Trump showing that he did this. Trump never writes anything down that’s incriminating, he verbally “suggests” something should be “taken care of.” When a mob boss does it, they nail him.

When a wealthy, attention-addicted, celebrity president does it, you need more proof than Michael Cohen’s hearsay, since Cohen is a convicted felon known for threatening people. Can Cohen prove that Trump ok’d the payment?

Trump’s constant excuse throughout his career has been “I’m a very busy man. I have people to do things for me. I hire the accountant, it’s his job to do the books. I trust him, since he’s a good employee. Same with my lawyers. I hire them to deal with legal matters.

“Ive got hotels, golf courses, condos, tournaments, beauty pageants, tv appearances, resorts all over the world. I can’t do all the banking and legal work for a company as gigantically successful mine. I’m only human. So I left it to these folks to do their jobs. I don’t know how to do their jobs. I don’t know how to fill out forms.. it’s their responsibility to know what they’re doing.”

So far it’s worked. Remember when he got sued for Trump university? The deposition is online. His answer to all questions is, “I don’t know who that person is.”

“But Mr Trump, you hired this person to teach at Trump university.”

“I hire a lot of people, I can’t remember them all. Besides, it was years ago. I have so much important work to do , I can’t keep up with who everybody is. I’m a tremendously successful person, which in itself should show you how busy I am.”

So he paid $25M settlement to students at Trump University without being charged with fraud and without admitting to any wrongdoing.

That’s how he gets away with it every time. “I’m busy, I’m important. I don’t have time for this.” Now he’s whining that Michael Cohen can’t be trusted, he’s an ex-con, he’s a liar, you can’t base a criminal case on testimony of a known criminal. He has a point. If convicted, Trump can appeal because of Cohen’s past criminal behavior. Trump might win on appeal.

Donald Trump is a protected federal informant for many, many years going back at least until his & his father’s civil rights case in the1970s. He’s not going to jail. He may be slapped again with a fine. Think of all the times trump has sued and gotten the case dismissed after years in the court system without admitting culpability. Our intel agencies are 100% compromised due to this longstanding relationship between Trump, intelligence agencies and his global properties, which are filled with surveillance-gathering technology in order to generate kompromat on local politicians and businessmen. Trump Org is the perfect front and our intel agencies are and always have been dirty, drug dealing, money laundering bastards

by Anonymousreply 2March 11, 2023 4:39 PM

Learn to edit, R2. Also Trump has already publicly admitted he directed the payment AND paid Cohen back.

by Anonymousreply 3March 11, 2023 4:48 PM

Because Republicans are corrupt, don't care, and will support known kid fuckers, rapists, and treasonous criminals over country any day of the week.

by Anonymousreply 4March 11, 2023 5:30 PM

[quote]There’s no evidence from Trump showing that he did this.

There is the signed checks for "legal services" that weren't, which is a crime in NY state, albeit only a misdemeanor. Upping to a felony requires that the prosecutors show that was committed in tandem with another crime, which in this case is campaign finance related which is, unfortunately, a Federal law. A lot of this case hinges on high-level execs in the Trump org turn on him, and as we've seen, they would rather go to jail than turn on the crime boss (knowing what will happen to their wives and children should they turn states evidence).

My hope is that this prosecution will continue and go to trial, but simultaneously with the Georgia prosecution and the Federal (Jack Smith's) cases. The only way to take Trump down is to throw everything at him all at once so that he's pulled in so many directions that he makes contradictory statements, claims and most importantly, lie-filled filings before one or more courts. My fear is that, at best, it's a long shot.

As Leona Helmsley said, only the little people go to prison.

by Anonymousreply 5March 11, 2023 6:06 PM

Law enforcement officials in New York have been making security preparations for the possibility that Trump could be indicted.

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by Anonymousreply 6March 18, 2023 5:38 PM

A bit OT, why is everyone calling what went on between Stormy Daniels and Dump, an "affair". It was a one night stand, there was no actual affair, there wasn't any ongoing sex between them.

Wonder what she was thinking, especially after fucking so many hot male pornstars, she then goes on to fuck a fat smelly looking man with a baby mushroom dick?! Did she think she'd be hired for his TV series or something? I haven't followed this mess, but Stormy doesn't seem very bright, especially expecting anything positive from a manipulative creep like Dump.

Also, didn't Stormy state something along the lines of, "As if being attacked after coming out of a bathroom could be called an affair." Stormy doesn't deny getting paid the $130,000, but there was no actual ongoing affair.

Not to mention, $130,000 what an odd amount. How about rounding the hush money out to $150,000?

by Anonymousreply 7March 18, 2023 6:04 PM
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