Thursday, May 3, 2018

GiulianI: Trump Repaid Michael Cohen The $130K Stormy Daniels Hush Money


The political world is all agog today as Donald Trump's newest legal eagle, former NYC Mayor Rudy Guiliani, told Fox News' Sean Hannity last night that Trump did, indeed, repay his other lawyer Michael Cohen for the infamous $130K hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels.

From HuffPost:

“It’s going to turn out to be perfectly legal; that money was not campaign money,” Giuliani, Trump’s new lead attorney regarding issues related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

“Sorry, I’m giving you a fact now that you don’t know,” Giuliani continued, before saying that the payment was “funneled through a law firm, and then the president repaid it.”

The news directly contradicts Trump’s statements last month that he had no knowledge that Cohen had paid Daniels. Reporters aboard Air Force One had asked whether Trump knew about the payment, to which the president replied: “No.”

“You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen,” Trump said when pressed on the issue. “Michael is my attorney. You’ll have to ask Michael.”

The Trumpster's Twitter account attempted to address the issue today. Although, I'm thinking a lawyer wrote these tweets as they don't have Trump's signature caps-lock yelling and errant air-quotes.







The Twitterverse, of course, chimed in:







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