Beware The “Lawyer Acquaintance”: How Fifty-Six Words May Have Just Sunk Trump and Cohen In The Daniels Litigation

donald_trump_president-elect_portrait_cropped790px-A_Streetcar_Named_Desire_(1951)President Donald Trump’s struggle with the Stormy Daniels scandal has become Washington’s version of A Streetcar Named Desire . . . without the gritty charm. Rather than shutdown this litigation over a sordid alleged affair, the President has been left looking like Stanley Kowalski declaring to Blanche DuBois that he has “a lawyer acquaintance” who can “study these out.” For Trump, that “lawyer acquaintance” was Michael Cohen, a fix it lawyer who has become infamous for threatening women connected with Trump with financial and legal ruin. Until, that is, former porn star Stormy Daniels (the Blanche DeBois of this drama) called his bluff. Now, Trump’s fix it man has a fix it man, David Schwartz, who proclaimed that he also has “studied things out” and has threatening both Daniels and her lawyer with ruin. The problem is that Schwartz may have just cratered the case for both his client, Cohen, and Cohen’s client, Trump. Schwartz has finally declared that Trump was never aware of the agreement negotiated for him by Cohen. That could spell serious trouble not only for Cohen but also Trump. Instead of a final scene screaming “Stella!,” it may be “Schwartz!” that is heard throughout Foggy Bottom.

In what is now the most famous non-disclosure agreement in history, Cohen sought to silence Daniels with a $130,000 payment just days before the election. He drafted a flawed agreement that magnified the problems for his client. The agreement is entitled “Confidential Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release; Assignment of Copyright and Non-Disparagment (sic) Agreement.” If Cohen hoped to avoid “disparagment,” he could not have gone about it more ham-handedly. Cohen created the shield company Essential Consultants LLC and used anonymous identities for Daniels (“Peggy Peterson”) and Trump (“David Dennison”). However, Trump never signed. Instead, Cohen signed as EC LLC, which appears to be simply Cohen.

The agreement is fraught with errors, including the fact that the arbitration provision seems to be an option for Trump rather than EC LCC. Nevertheless, Cohen (aka EC LLC) filed for arbitration and demanded $20 million in damages (as part of an excessive damages provision allowing for $1 million for every disclosure or even threatened disclosure by Daniels).

Now that Cohen’s counsel has confirmed the lack of knowledge or consent by Trump, the potential fallout from this agreement has become even more apparent and more serious.

Michael Cohen

When this agreement first came to light, I wrote that Cohen would face very serious ethical questions over his conduct. First there was the fact that Cohen paid for the $130,000 out of his own pocket – a highly usual and troubling mixing of his personal and professional interests. Second, if Trump was not aware of the agreement, Cohen could be alleged to have made false representations to an opposing party as well as failing to meet his duty of conferral with a client.

Cohen and Schwartz have been cagey about Trump’s knowledge and whether he is a party to the agreement. Charles Harder, Donald Trump’s new personal attorney, recently joined Cohen in seeking to move the matter to federal court. However, Schwartz has now declared to CNN that Trump never agreed to the agreement:

“The president was not aware of the agreement. At least, Michael Cohen never told him about the agreement. Michael Cohen left the option open. That’s why he left that signature line, the option open to go to him. He chose not to. He chose to bind the LLC, EC LLC and Stormy Daniels into the contract.”

In just 56 words, Schwartz may have sent both Cohen and Trump over the side of a legal abyss.

If Trump had no knowledge and did not agree to the agreement, Cohen is in serious ethical trouble. More importantly, it is hard to see how Daniels is bound by an agreement that Trump never agreed to. The agreement has obligations running both ways and Trump apparently not only did not pay the money but did not agree to the conditions. Indeed, it is hard to see why Harder is intervening in a case over an agreement that Trump does not appear to be a party to.

What is left is litigation without a purpose for Trump. Cohen has said that he wants to tag Daniels for millions and take a vacation on the proceeds. However, that is hardly in the interest of his client. Trump could well be pulled into depositions under the discovery provision of the agreement. Furthermore, with the story out in the public, Trump has little to gain and much to lose from continued litigation. Cohen could be accused of using a client (who did not agree to the agreement) to seek a financial windfall in a legal holdup. The New York bar is unlikely to look kindly on that role – or Schwartz’s repeated (and baffling) defense that Cohen’s role is hard to define as friend, fixer, and lawyer. Having an ambiguous or unclear relationship with a client is not the basis for a defense but the basis for a charge under ethical codes.

Donald Trump

On one level, the denial of any knowledge of the agreement would seem to protect Trump from the demand of Daniels’ lawyer for a deposition. If it gets that far, Trump could offer written answers and stipulations to avoid such an embarrassing step based on his lack of knowledge. However, shielding Trump from discovery could leave him more exposed in other areas, including the Special Counsel investigation.

While I have been skeptical of the case for criminal charges against Trump for collusion with the Russians, I stated from the outset that the Daniels scandal could present a serious threat for Trump. The $130,000 looks a lot like the type of “in-kind” campaign contribution that led to the indictment of former Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards. In that case, third parties paid money to Edwards’ mistress in the midst of the presidential campaign.

Here is the problem with Schwartz’ statement. If Trump did not agree to a payment to Daniels, the $130,000 looks more and more like an in-kind contribution from a supporter as opposed to a litigation payment from a lawyer. That could force both Cohen and Trump into an interview with Mueller who has already indicted people like Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, for crimes totally unrelated to the campaign.

Worse yet, Mueller is famous for flipping witnesses who are exposed legally. If Cohen is facing possible criminal charges for campaign finance violations or false statements, he would be a nightmare for the Trump team as a cooperative witness. The last guy you want to see behind the prosecution table is your fix it man.

What is clear is that this is only going to get more difficult for Trump’s legal team in the wake of comments by Cohen and Schwartz. As Blanche advised Stanley before he spoke with his “lawyer acquaintance,” he might want to hand over any documents “with a box of aspirin tablets.”

104 thoughts on “Beware The “Lawyer Acquaintance”: How Fifty-Six Words May Have Just Sunk Trump and Cohen In The Daniels Litigation”

  1. Don’t ask me I don’t give a damn.
    Next stop’s Afghanistan!
    And its Five Six Seven…
    Open up the Pearly Gates!
    Ain’t no time to wonder why…
    Whopee we’re all gonna die.

  2. Hmmm.

    EXCLUSIVE: How Stormy Daniels tried to sell story about her one-night-stand with Donald Trump for $200,000 THREE weeks before the election but worked out a deal with Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen after she got no takers

    The porn star whose bombshell claims about sex with Donald Trump have rocked his presidency desperately tried to sell her story for $200,000 — nearly 50 percent more than the ‘hush’ money she received, DailyMail.com can reveal.

    Stormy Daniels’s manager made the rounds of celebrity magazines, television shows, and websites in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, hoping someone would bite.

    She promised a story of Stormy’s titillating sexcapade with the man who would soon be in the Oval Office.

    But with polling day getting ever closer, and her chances of a payday getting more remote as Trump appeared doomed to lose to Hillary Clinton, Daniels gave up on her money chase and accepted the $130,000 that Trump attorney Michael Cohen had dangled in front of her in a bid to keep the story quiet.

    Stormy made it seem as though she did not seek to sell her story, telling Cooper: ‘Suddenly people are reaching out to me again, offering me money. Large amounts of money. Was I tempted? Yes – I struggle with it,’ she told Cooper.

    Then, she claims, Cohen approached her with his $130,0000 offer.

    But the fact is that Stormy’s team was aggressively pursuing a deal to sell her story to the highest bidder.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5554437/Stormy-Daniels-tried-sell-story-sex-Trump-200-000-weeks-election.html

    More at the link.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

      1. You are welcome!!! I am sure there will be more Stormy in the days and months to come. She has to make some hay before “everything” falls completely out of place. Which, on a big girl like her, it could happen over night from what I am told. You go to bed one night, and everything is fine, then when you wake up in the morning KERSWOOOSH! – your boobs are down around your knees, and you are getting hot and cold flashes.

        I am little, but I still dread getting old.

        Squeeky Fromm
        Girl Reporter

  3. So how did the fix it lawyer know who to buy off? Seems to me that tRump would need to tell Mr Fix-it to go fix it and give something to make the problem never surface. Nobody seems to be willing to address that part, or does Mr, Fix-it just run around and give hush money to women tRump bangs or harasses?

    Seems strange to me

    1. captain

      It’s not strange. Cohen is Trump’s lawyer. Trump pays Cohen. If Trump paid Cohen to shine his shoes but Cohen kissed Trump’s patooty while he was down there; Cohen and Trump could legally say that Trump did not pay Cohen to kiss his patooty. But the lipstick would still be on the turnip.

    2. It’s not that strange if you consider that this is all Hillary’s doing. Well, maybe some of it is Obama’s fault, But none of this is Trump’s fault or Cohen’s fault. At least around these parts.

        1. Wildbill

          Every woman has a right to be believed

          https://thefederalistpapers.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/you-have-a-right-to-be-believed.jpg

          http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-h8YMSpbkMtc/Vn_ieKXkTCI/AAAAAAAADkQ/5x3A-iThGcM/s1600/War%2Bon%2BWomen.jpg

          Blessings for Passover

          Enjoy the womyn

          Monica Lewinsky, Gennifer Flowers, Whitewater, impeachment hearings, perjury, cash for pardons, trashing the White House, Vince Foster’s suicide, raising taxes, “loathing” the military, Waco, Elian Gonzalez, Janet Reno, Jocelyn Elders, renting out the Lincoln bedroom, travelgate, Paula Jones, etc, etc, etc.

          1. And, so?

            this is to “what exactly does ‘relevance’ mean?” Eileen the what-aboutism dupe

      1. Oliver, you’ve got a point there. No doubt Hillary arranged to sell some Russian uranium and give the proceeds (through Cohen) to Stormy. And in exchange, Stormy agreed to service all the male members of the Clinton foundation. No doubt. And probably did it through an illegal email server. Sheeshhh.

  4. As much as I dislike Trump, I view the Stormy Daniels escapade as entertainment and hope Mueller stays far away from it as he has more serious charges to work with. I do hope the other women come forward, just so we can hear more weak denials that most of his supporters don’t believe. They probably knew who he was when they voted for him, they certainly know now and have shown they just don’t care. I’ll be satisfied if the term “Moral Majority” just dies a quick death as it never applied anyway.

    1. Alleged extramarital sex by Trump before he was elected President is entertainment. Alleged threats of physical violence is different, as are alleged undisclosed campaign contributions and potential alleged conspiracies to violate campaign contribution laws. Trump having dinner with Cohen right before Stormy Weather hit the Telly was really foolish.

    2. “Moral Majority”, how about the self proclaimed “Moral Majority” but turns out they are really in it for themselves and have not a twits care about anything other than do as I say, and please do not look behind the curtain to see the paster Fng the girls and guys, mainly boy guys.

  5. Some of Turley’s observations are interesting. But some are off base.

    If Trump is not a party to the agreement, Trump can not enforce it and Trump can not seek damages.

    But that does not alter whether Daniels is bound to the agreement or subject to damages.
    There is no requirement I am aware of that Trump be part of the agreement.

    I have signed non-disclosures before and on rare occasions they reflect the interests of 3rd parties.
    They are still binding.

    The craftsmanship of the agreement is an entirely different issue, and the courts can decide if it is sufficiently badly written that it is not binding.

    As a separate matter I would agree – and possibly go beyond Turley. Continuing this mess does not serve Trump.

    Daniels is not claiming anything more than one time consensual sex.
    Most people beleived that the moment the story first appeared.

    Trump has nothing to gain from trying to enforce this agreement, and lots to lose.

    1. OTOH, if Trump is a 3rd Party Beneficiary of the NDA, then he might have some rights, depending on the applicable state law.

      There are a few hoops, and I am not sure Trump really wants to jump thru them. Sometimes, you just let sleeping whores lie.

      Squeeky Fromm
      Girl Reporter

    2. If the agreement imposes some obligations on trump, and he never agreed to fulfill those obligations, then he would be a necessary party to formation of the contract.

      1. After looking at the text, there is also common language stating that it becomes a valid contract upon execution by all parties, and the Donald trump alias is listed as a party.

    3. Yes, John, to all you say. But even if Trump is not a party to the NDA, Cohen could try to enforce it on his own behalf. The question though is: how much in damages could Cohen establish by Stormy’s breach? Certainly not much, if anything at all. Regardless, it’s a tempest in a teapot, so far as Trump himself is concerned.

      Comedian Bill Maher told this: Reporter to Trump: “When you had sex with that woman, was it protected?” Trump: “Of course, I got her to sign a non-disclosure agreement.”

      1. I see that the NDA provides for $1 million damages for each breach of the agreement. But I do not believe that a court would permit anything like that in (mythical) damages in return for the $130,000 that Stormy received.

      2. Generally execution by fewer than all parties would prevent formation of a valid contract unless it specifically provides otherwise.

        1. Cohen reportedly complained to acquaintances that he was not repaid the $130,000. If Trump didn’t know about the contract, there would be no expectation of repayment.

          1. Of course he expected, and still expects, to get repaid. It will just have to get done in some more subtle way.

  6. It appears Hillary cultists (nod to Donna Brazile) have cancelled a protest for HRH $25K speech at Rutgers tonight. While the website hosting the protest information was removed, Wayback captures it all too perfectly

    cancelled

    so much for Free Speech & Right to Assembly

    =====

    The Details
    Protest Hillary @ Rutgers
    Hillary Clinton is being paid $25k for a 1.5 hour talk at Rutgers. Maybe she makes so much money that she doesn’t realize that money in politics harms middle- and lower-class citizens. She is out of touch. We will hold up signs and have some chants during her talk. Contact us on FB at Our Revolution, Hazlet, to sign up or RSVP.

    TIME: Thursday, March 29, 2018 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT
    HOST:Our Revolution, Hazlet NJ
    LOCATION:Rutgers Athletic Center (Rutgers, NJ)
    83 Rockefeller Rd.
    Piscataway Twp., NJ
    Rutgers, NJ 08901

    https://web.archive.org/web/20180319144058/https://go.ourrevolution.com/page/event/detail/rally/4jvkv

        1. More Infowars, for those of you who enjoy whacky conspiracy theories and giggles.

          1. Catch the story at Infowars, Fox, Hannity or Redacted Tonight,”The Kremlin’s channel”.

    1. More awesomeness. Please post more of this comedic and / or satirical material. It’s a hoot.

      this is to “laugh-a-minute” okie

    2. Oky1
      Only the silly conspiracy sites are dishing on the purported “detainment”- is it a ruse, publicity stunt, or meat for the base?

    3. Read about Malloch at Wikipedia. Deep pile of lies. One truth-he probably did advise Trump’s campaign. He’s the same type of con man.

  7. ” Instead of a final scene screaming “Stella!,” it may be “Schwartz!” that is heard throughout Foggy Bottom.”

    “However, shielding Trump from discovery could leave him more exposed in other areas, including the Special Counsel investigation. ”

    “That could force both Cohen and Trump into an interview with Mueller who has already indicted people like Trump’s former campaign chair, Paul Manafort, for crimes totally unrelated to the campaign.

    Worse yet, Mueller is famous for flipping witnesses who are exposed legally. If Cohen is facing possible criminal charges for campaign finance violations or false statements, he would be a nightmare for the Trump team as a cooperative witness. The last guy you want to see behind the prosecution table is your fix it man. ”

    Prof Turley seems to be having some sort of fantasy & thus fails to see the Deep State’s NWO collapsing around him.

    IE: Who’s running a huuuge part of Foggy Bottom? Who are those named in the rumored 18000 sealed indictments? Much like former French Prez Sarkozy?

    Rosenstein/Mueller,Comey/McCabe/Hillary/Obama, etc., they’ve nothing to fear do they?

    DOJ CHARGES FBI AGENT UNDER ESPIONAGE ACT FOR LEAKING TO MEDIA
    Man accused of providing secret documents to online news outlet The Intercept
    Mikael Thalen | Infowars.com – MARCH 29, 2018 349 Comments

    https://www.infowars.com/doj-charges-fbi-agent-under-espionage-act-for-leaks-to-media/

    And just because another group of Hillary/never Trump freaks are busted those at the top have nothing to worry about right?

    REPORT: HOLLYWOOD SEX CULT CONNECTED TO CLINTONS, DEMS
    NXIVM group donated to Clinton campaign
    Jamie White | Infowars.com – MARCH 28, 2018 191 Comments

    https://www.infowars.com/report-hollywood-sex-cult-connected-to-clintons-dems/

    And for now, addressing which side of the table Rosenstein & Mueller are going to be sitting.

    As Manfort’s lawyers, a few other lawyers & Mark Levin points out AG Sessions only recused himself from the Russian election interference nothing else. Thus as per US Constitution, DAG Rosenstien & Mueller have no authority to investigate anything outside that issue. Then they have their criminally obtain FISA Warrants. And among many other legal issues Rosenstein/Mueller/Obama/Hillary & others need to be Lawyering up for Uranium One & their other Felonious behavior as their day in the barrel is coming up quickly.

    The DC, NY Swamps are great for the No Lawyer left behind act. LOL

      1. Say it 3 times:

        Yes, Trump is my President, thank you Alex Jones & crew @ Infowars.com!

        Yes, Trump is my President, thank you Alex Jones & crew @ Infowars.com!

        Yes, Trump is my President, thank you Alex Jones & crew @ Infowars.com!

        Then after you’ve accepted reality, put your shovel down, stop digging that hole for yourself & join Trump & the rest of the Americans & come on in for the Huuuuge Win!

        Or you can always move to your Commie/Nazi utopia 3rd world sh*thole country of your choice.

        1. I’m conflicted about Alex Jones. Is he a cynical lying con artist out to fleece his gullible, none too bright, followers or does he actually believe the crazy shit he spouts?

          What’s your opinion?

          1. His wife says, the latter. Other than that, she looked in the interview like she was lost, trying to explain him.

          2. Enter my vote as “conman fleecing the gullible.” I don’t think an adult could function carrying around all that tomfoolery and hokum in his head.

  8. Comey, McCabe, Strozk, Page, Rosenstein, Kadzic, Yates, Baker, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Mueller, Steele, Simpson, Hillary, Huma, Lynch, Clapper, Power, Farkas, Rice, Obama…

    et al.

    1. Okay, you’ve started your whacky conspiracy theory, pray continue.

      Would Simpson be Homer or OJ?

      Cordially, Bill

  9. The more lawyers this can get disbarred the better for the American People. If this also takes out Trump, that is just a very sweet lagniappe!

  10. Trump’s end game is to claim that these lawyers acted, are acting, and will act without his knowledge and/or consent. This is the one thread that has been unbroken thus far. If the whole debacle is not linked to the campaign and finances then it will be the lawyers arguing for their professional life. If disbarred they will rake in millions doing other stuff. If not disbarred then they will rake in even more millions as they will become the go to guys for scumbags like Trump, Clinton, etc.

    It is not impossible to believe that the whole mess has been purposely created to obscure other stuff and simply burn out the opposition. Nobody cared enough to call Slick Willie on his routine when he pathetically argued the semantics of what defines sexual relations. It worked. Trump is a gazillion times more of a scum bag than Slick Willie. Trump has way, way, way, more experience on slithering and lying; not to mention using lawyers and throwing the odd one under a bus. The lawyers that work for Trump know what they are getting into and they all have baggage egos that makes them want to become household words.

    The take away from Politics seems to be not how astute and talented our leaders are at improving the country but at how easily they can slither out of their own slime. If ever there was a slime slitherer it is the turnip.

    1. So far the real scumbag is the one that has consistently refused to do the job given him so the question is …..how much is Meuller getting paid under the table. The rest is just NBD frivolous BS. Ethics has not shown itself by anyone as of yet and my only complaint is t’s diverting attention from the real business President Trump was elected to accomplish and that is destroy the left. No ethics needed just get it done.

      1. MA

        There are the sides and then there are the issues. Meuller may just be focused on the issues. The issues are anything and everything that surfaces when this hunt is done. If you go hunting for bear and bring home a deer or only a rabbit; it’s still meat. If, as has been illustrated thus far, there are culprits but no direct dirt on Trump then the culprits will have been identified and the situation, as best can be possible in this dysfunctional system, addressed, until the next go round. If no dirt can be seen on the turnip that doesn’t mean he is not guilty, only that he washed well and has the system of slithering and lying down pat. But, we know that, or should. If ever there was someone who is guilty but it can’t be proven; it is the turnip.

        You defend your side by attacking what has no reputation of misdoings, just your angst attached. Yet you defend one of the most disreputable people ever. Clinton was on the left and proved to be adept at government but a scumbag of astronomical proportions. Trump is on the right and has proved he can only survive with silver spoons protruding from every orifice and pandering to the mega wealthy. The turnip represents the privileged class, born rich, bullying rich, conning rich, lawyer affording rich, everything that the average person should hate with a vengeance. Yet somehow the perverted seem to admire this lying, conniving, tax sucking, buffoon. This is the United States that still reveres a monarchy. If there were at least four political parties in the US, as there are in the more advanced democracies/republics, then Trump would be that extreme character on the fringe that amuses and cautions at the same time. But, we’re not an advanced democracy/republic, but an oligarchy and the turnip is our President.

      2. Egads! You might want to complain to the federal grand jury!

        this is to “this is the crap hannity issued today” mikey

  11. Within the folds of the unclean hands doctrine lies a principle of non-recovery based upon a finding that the parties are in pari delicto, meaning that there is sufficient dirt on each side to preclude the court’s involvement entirely. I haven’t ventured into the factual thicket enough to determine whether that rule would be properly applicable in this instance, but it would certainly provide a satisfactory result. The effect would be that the “contract” could not be enforced, Stormy could keep her $130,000.00, both sides could speak openly about the background to the deal and each side would be free to pursue their respective defamation claims as they see fit.

    1. I haven’t ventured into the factual thicket enough to determine whether that rule would be properly applicable in this instance, but it would certainly provide a satisfactory result.

      1. You haven’t waded into the factual “thicket.”

      2. Why would a non-enforceable agreement be satisfactory?

      Oh, that’s right! YOU don’t like Trump.

      Outstanding legal analysis there, Mike!

      Squeeky Fromm
      Girl Reporter

      BTW, check to see if you need a larger size of Spandex britches for your bike rides. You might be cutting off the blood flow to your brain! 🙂

    2. It’s hard to drum up any sympathy for the parties to this dispute, or their lawyers.
      Jarndyce v Jarndyce would be a satisfactory outcome for all involved.

      Have a great day.

  12. More nothingburgers from one of Michael Avenetti’s ball-washers and former instructors. Jon Turley utter failure to disclose his close relationship to Avenatti, the attorney representing Stephanie “Dilated Pupils” Clifford, immediately renders any article by him a biased piece of trash, even if there was, arguendo, any merit to his article–which there is not.

    ZZZZZ zzzzzz ZZZZZ zzzzzzz.

    1. I agree. This is another “stretch the legal theories” story.

      FWIW, it is Stormy herself who has stated the NDA covers her relationship with Trump, whether sexual or not. It does not really matter who the other side is, that “other side” can enforce the Agreement. SHE TOOK THE MONEY. Duh!

      The rest is just her lawyer trying to chum the waters to see what bites. And if it is Cohen who created the Agreement, then Cohen can sue her a$$ off for violations. Why couldn’t Trump simply be the 3rd party beneficiary???

      Squeeky Fromm
      Girl Reporter

      1. It must be a valid contract to be enforceable. Her opinion doesn’t really matter. If she tried to enforce it against him, she would probably fail as he never signed it and they claim he knew nothing about it. If she cannot enforce it against a party because that party never agreed to be bound, a valid contract was not formed. Unless a contract specifically provides otherwise, all parties have to agree or no valid contract was formed. This agreement identifies trump’s alias as a party and provides it will be effective once executed by all parties.

        1. STORMY TOOK THE MONEY.

          I am not aware of any legal theory that says she gets to take the money, and just keep it, and not do what she was required to do. Look up implied contracts for Heaven’s sake.

          Squeeky Fromm
          Girl Reporter

          1. The attorney could probably get the money back under various theories, but that is a separate legal issue from whether the agreement could be enforced.

    2. You must have slept though that part……..Professor Tuley mentioned that connection early on. Go back to your Zzzz’s.

  13. Why would that be? Even if this was an in-kind campaign contribution, it has nothing to do with the scope of what the Special Counsel has been assigned… Russia.. and obviously Stormy and a possible 1 night stand has nothing to do with Russian “collusion” or interference

    1. that was her whole purpose it’s gone nowhere so far and that only leaves the Clilnton Connection and that ought to be good for three or four years of salary for Meuller. Even though it’s a no brainer.

    2. Do you have proof of where the $130,000 really came from? I don’t. Wouldn’t it be fun if it came from the NRA or some foreign country whose name starts with “R”? Maybe it came from John Edwards, who has experience in these matters. I’m sure that infowars will have all the details shortly

    3. You might want to sit down, I have something to tell you that’s going to make you very sad…You see, federal prosecutors who discover a potential violation of federal law that is based on probable cause aren’t required to avert their eyes and ignore such an event. Yes, Virginia, federal grand juries do indict for campaign finance crimes. I’m so sorry for your loss.

      this is to “oh; hannity didn’t tell me all that” pauli

  14. The $130,000 looks a lot like the type of “in-kind” campaign contribution that led to the indictment of former Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards. In that case, third parties paid money to Edwards’ mistress in the midst of the presidential campaign.

    EDWARDS WAS ALLEGED TO HAVE SOLICITED THE $1 MILLION HUSH MONEY.

    There is no such allegation here, and Trump could have easily afforded the $130 K.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    1. You’ll need to expand your crash course on contracts. I recommend you refer to Professor Google to grok “mutuality of obligation”; “illusory contract”; and “meeting of the minds.”

      this is to “counselor” squeeKKK

  15. Professor Turley, a coup d’etat is underway in America.

    Citizens are not seeing the forest for the trees.

    Shall Americans trade a trifle for their country?

    1. Da porn stars are staging a coup. They have been trampelled on by the marmalade dictator. They are rising up.

      1. Comey, McCabe, Strozk, Page, Rosenstein, Kadzic, Yates, Baker, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr, Mueller, Steele, Simpson, Hillary, Huma, Lynch, Clapper, Power, Farkas, Rice, Obama…

        et al.

          1. You forgot to read the memo. Hillary is guilty of crimes because she was investigated and never charged. Trump is innocent of any crimes because the Mueller investigation should be shut down. And Mueller is guilty of crimes because he is investigating Trump’s actions.

        1. i wanna see Huma Gotcha stand uip and give States Evidence in exchange for not having pull trains with diesels.

    2. You have voiced exactly what I have been thinking and arguing for a long time now. We are watching an assault on this country and the best things that it stands for. I am reminded of the time before the fall of the Roman Empire, when the powerful distracted the citizenry with bloody games for entertainment and bread to keep them fed.

      Notice that parents keep their babies’ bellys full and their minds disctracted by bright colored baubles so they don’t make a fuss?

      1. But with all that and fifty-cents you get a cookie.

        this is to “I still haven’t figured out it was a con” arkie

    3. You left out “ The sky is falling”, Mr. Little.

      All Trump’s travails have been self inflicted, the poor dope is doing the best he can but, alas, he’s just not up to the job.

      Have a great day.

    4. George, you are right. It is a right-wing effort to install an authoritarian government, without the checks and balances that have (until now) kept our democracy functional.

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