To believe Donald Trump, he knew nothing about the meeting his son held with Russians in his own building during his campaign or the fact his lawyer paid former adult film actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 for her silence weeks prior to the 2016 election. Yes, this “president” wants people to believe that he encourages people around him to act independently, without his approval, on matters that, if discovered, would prove to be huge scandals.
Like a true con artist, Trump wants credit for everything positive, but likes to play dumb, or blame others, concerning anything negative. Nothing bad is ever his fault or was his decision.
So it’s not surprising that, despite overwhelming evidence that former adult film star Stormy Daniels was paid for her silence prior to the 2016 election, Trump and his administration continue to deny that this happened.
I’ve still yet to have anyone explain to me why Trump’s lawyer has filed a restraining order against Stormy Daniels to keep her from speaking out — if there wasn’t an agreement to be silent in the first place.
Well, despite this giant mess, and piss-poor cover-up by Trump, his administration, and his lawyer, that hasn’t stopped Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti from speaking out against their shenanigans. In particular, Michael Cohen’s claim that when the payment was made, he wasn’t speaking on behalf of Trump.
In fact, during an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Avenatti provided emails that prove Cohen was representing Trump when that payment was facilitated back in October 2016.
“This is yet another e-mail that shows that throughout this negotiation period, this period during which his attorney, Cohen, was negotiating on the president’s behalf, he was routinely using his e-mail address at the Trump Organization and his e-mail signature block to identify that he was doing this on behalf of the Trump Organization. And if you look at the e-mail, the last e-mail in the string, it talks about how the office is closed for Yom Kippur. And, if I can set the stage, mid-October was around the time period that the payment was to be made. It ultimately was not made and the deal fell apart for a while.”
As he later explained, if Cohen wasn’t representing Trump, or the Trump Organization, then why would it have mattered if the offices were closed for Yom Kippur? Also the fact that Cohen was using his email from the Trump Organization proves that he was acting as an employee and representative of Trump.
The truth is, this is all so stupid.
There’s no doubt that a $130,000 payment was made to Daniels from Cohen in October 2016. It’s also clear based on Cohen’s attempt to keep Daniels’ from being able to speak out publicly about this that there was some sort of agreement she signed preventing her from speaking out about all of this. Otherwise, I’m not sure why she’d legally need to be kept from speaking out publicly about any of this — unless she was paid not to.
Anyone who believes Trump didn’t have this affair, or didn’t authorize this payment to Daniels, is an absolute moron. It doesn’t matter if they don’t personally care that he cheated on his current wife, but to deny that he obviously did takes an unbelievable level of denial and/or ignorance.
As they say, often the cover up is worse than the crime. While an affair isn’t a crime, if this payment to Daniels was made illegally, while Trump continues to deny his role in any of this, we could just be seeing the very beginning of a much larger scandal due to the dishonesty of this “president” and his inability to admit he’s done anything wrong.
Watch Avenatti’s comments below via CNN:
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