— AM Joy w/Joy Reid (@amjoyshow) March 11, 2018
Does anyone else think Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against Trump is being paid for by the Democrats? The scandal could really spin out of control because it could involve adultery, crime, abortion…and eventually Trump’s divorce. Impeachment over it is conceivable.
On Sunday, Waters responded on MSNBC, calling Trump “con man Don” and saying that his alleged 2006 affair with Stephanie Clifford – whose stage name is Stormy Daniels – may “get him” if the Russia investigation proves fruitless.
“This is what this con man does. He diverts attention from himself by attacking others,” she said, accusing Trump of chiefly picking on Democratic women. “Stormy [Daniels] is not going away.”
Let’s start with the campaign finance piece. On Jan. 22, the nonpartisan government watchdog group Common Cause filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission and the Department of Justice claiming that the $130,000 payment to Daniels constituted an in-kind contribution to Trump’s presidential campaign, in violation of federal campaign law.
In response, Cohen claimed that the payment was a private transaction that he was able to “facilitate” with his own personal funds. (It was made through a limited liability company Cohen created called Essential Consultants.) “Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly,” Cohen said in a statement to The Times.