OK, Stay With Me Here…

February 13, 2018 By: El Jefe Category: Trump

Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime personal attorney, has now admitted that he indeed paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000.  He’s just not saying for what, except that he paid it out of his own pocket and was not reimbursed.  Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, had previously claimed to have had an affair with Trump, then denied it, and now refuses to answer any direct questions about it.  Cohen has also denied the affair and now won’t answer questions about it.  So…

  1. We can assume the obvious which is right in front of us where Trump had an affair with a porn star; when she threatened to go public during the campaign, Trump had his lawyer do the dirty work to shut her up.  Or…
  2. Cohen just decided to give the porn star $130,000 just because she has a nice pair….uh, never mind; he was just being nice to her.
  3. They’re all lying and you just have to make your own assumptions.

One has to ask – Why in the world would a New York lawyer with a celebrity client who’s famous for sexual escapades just give $130,000 to a porn star, who just happened to claim she had an affair with said celebrity client?  Oh, and why would he pay that out of his own pocket without reimbursement?  The answer is obvious, and Cohen’s explanation of the whole sordid episode doesn’t pass the straight-faced test.  He claims the “transaction” was legal and had nothing to do with Trump’s campaign.  I wish him luck with that argument in court over the complaint filed with the FEC that the $130,000 was not an in-kind donation to the Trump campaign.  I can’t wait to hear the reason he paid a porn start that kind of cash if it wasn’t for the obvious reason.

Next, Cohen must think his audience is stupid.  He paid for the bribe legal transaction out of his own pocket? Right.  Money is fungible.  Here’s the definition of fungible:

fun·gi·ble
ˈfənjəbəl
adjective
    1. (of goods contracted for without an individual specimen being specified) able to replace or be replaced by another identical item; mutually interchangeable.
      “money is fungible—money that is raised for one purpose can easily be used for another”

Money is interchangeable, and difficult to trace.  Over the last 10 years, Cohen has likely been paid millions of dollars in graft legal fees.  $130,000 is pocket change in Cohen’s and Trump’s world.  Which leads to one last question – why didn’t little Stormy settle for such a piddly amount since she held serious sway over the election?  Maybe she realized that Trump voters simply don’t care that their candidate is a complete waste of oxygen and would vote for him anyway, so she settled for what Trump offered.

The most obvious is generally the correct answer.  Occam’s Razor strikes again.
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22 Comments to “OK, Stay With Me Here…”


  1. Where’s the Due Process?

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  2. “Says who?”

    My favorite interview.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-Z9lTUu3e8

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  3. Susan Pishgar says:

    National Enquirer’s owner – who is a buddy of Trump’s – purchased the other porn star’s story that she was selling to various news providers during the campaign. It was purchased and quashed on behalf of Commander Bone Spurs. Stormy sold herself $30,000 cheaper as Cohen has confessed. Time Magazine and many others have reported it. http://time.com/4559610/donald-trump-national-enquirer-karen-mcdougal/

    Trump has used his friendship with the Nat’l Enquirer to threaten people who were going to reveal things about him…..Morning Joe is one of those targets. ” top White House staff members warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to have the story spiked, we ignored their desperate pleas.”

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  4. Interestingly enough, McDermott Will & Emery, which was paid $214,000 — is representing Michael D. Cohen, Mr. Trump’s longtime lawyer and adviser, in the Russia investigations. Yet Cohen had no formal role in the campaign. The bill for said representation was paid for by the RNC.

    If Republicans were capable of patriotism they’d do the math and follow the money.

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  5. Tilphousia says:

    Rethugs have no patriotism. They are not capable of morality, decency, or any feelings above base greed, hate and bigotry. Graft, corruption, lying, stealing, there isn’t one of their commandments they won’t and haven’t smashed to stay in power. They pay lip service to Christianity and choose the most pathetic excuses for leaders available. All they want is bowing to the wealthy donors. The hell with the voters they swore oaths to take care of. Why be surprised, I’m not, that traitor trump’s lawyer is as corrupt as he is. Why would a decent lawyer represent traitor trump. Bleh!

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  6. Charles R Phillips says:

    Cohen is one mean SOB, and only an idiot would take his word for this; that he, out of the goodness of his heart, gave Stormy Daniels a nickel, much less $130,000.

    Face it, repugs, it was a payoff.

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  7. $130K to boink an animated blow-up doll. From the web a female porn star only earns about $8K-$25K for an actual video (depending on what they do).

    Eliot Spitzer only paid about $15K as I recall for an authentic co-ed type.

    And they still think Trump is a genius business man?

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  8. Poor thing – she should have gotten WAY more than $130,000. It would take that much for me to even shake hands with that piece of orange slime. She settled for WAYYYYYY too little.

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  9. @Alan

    Clearly Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, has negotiating skills that eclipse those of Kim Jong Drumpf. Maybe Stephanie should talk to other countries on America’s behalf. She sure skinned Kim Jong Drumpf.

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  10. Micr:

    Well one thing is for sure, she was paid off for a reason. I think 130K is an odd amount of hush money for boinkin’ the Rump. If I were Stormy, I would have demanded a million keep my mouth shut…

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  11. I just can’t find my way to accepting that 130k was a one-time payment.

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  12. So, Trump never paid Stormy Daniels for services rendered several years ago, as is his practice of not paying sub-contractors; then, his lawyer received a demand letter for the debt, plus interest, carrying charges and fear and loathing in Las Vegas.

    The dutiful lawyer, afraid of being sued for malpractice, hastily paid the outstanding bill out of his own pocket, confident Trump would repay him.

    But we all know Trump pays no one he screws. Not even lawyers.

    We need a go-fund-me account for Trump’s poor, unsuspecting lawyer victims.

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  13. I’m really hoping Stormy has real proof of their “affair”…like bed sheets and underwear with Rump’s DNA.

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  14. e platypus onion says:

    Here is what I think happened. Drumpf and Cohen got caught naked doing the Hula and Drumpf ordered Cohen to pay Daniels so no one would suspect a gay relationship. Afterall, Roy Cohn was extremely gay and it probably rubbed of on the Drumpf.

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  15. Charles R Phillips says:

    I think she never got him erect in the first place. $130,000 is good money if you can never complete the deal.

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  16. Let me see if I have this right. An attorney… made a payment for a client he represents… and didn’t include the fee and associated costs in the billing to his client?

    Now that’s a first. Retainer? Or no brainer?

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  17. Did Mr. Cohen provide Ms. Daniels a W-2 or a Form 1099 for taxing purposes?

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  18. Well bless his generous little heart.

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  19. slipstream says:

    This is great news! I never suspected that lawyers were so quick to pay their clients’ um, obligations, out of their own pockets!

    This afternoon I’m gonna buy my attorney a cup of Starbucks and ask if he can throw in $150,000 for my grandkids’ colllege expenses.

    Stay tuned. I’ll report back.

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  20. Well, this payment was either
    A: a bribe for remaining silent, or
    B: payment for sexual services.

    Which makes Mr. Cohen either
    A: a bagman, or
    B: a procurer.

    Which is it?
    And isn’t either activity illegal?

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  21. hdr206@gmail.com says:

    Is that what Stormy said, WAY too little.

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  22. Ms. Davis played drumpf and his “legal representation” like a fiddle.

    Why she settled before election maybe she didn’t want to suffer the smear job. Look at what they said about some good mormon(?) girl after she stated that he had acted inappropiately, what would they have done to an adult movie actress?

    After it got out, as I am sure she was confident of ( through prior conversations contemporously with events) she had drumpf over the barrel. She skated the edge of her NDA very carefully and dared demented donnie to take her to court claiming she violated an NDA that had been paid for.
    If he sued he would be open to deposition. He would have had to either deny relationship, which seems to have notable contemporense support, thus perjury ( she even offered to describe his pitiful privates) I am sure that would go over real well not to mention the payment could be considered a bribe or “hush” money which I am sure might tempt some young eager beaver Prosecutor ( state AG?)
    As for Ms. Davis I have confidence she, like Xaviera Hollander, will find a pay day somewhere be books, memoirs, films or all.

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