Monday, January 22, 2018

What's That Line About "Those Who Live By the Sword"?

What Donald Trump has always most feared is having his dark past exposed. Stuff like the rumoured money laundering - dirty Russian money funneled into swanky Manhattan real estate, Atlantic City casinos, golf courses, etc. He doesn't want people, especially Robert Mueller, looking into that.

Trump would also like his amorous adventures kept well out of the limelight, especially for his devout evangelical flock. The thing is he's got a load of problems on that front too. It doesn't help when you've got the sexual appetites of a goat.

There was the infamous Access Hollywood tape. Then there were Trump's ribald performances on the Howard Stern show where he boasted about perving on the young contestants in the changing room at his beauty pageants and all the women, single and married, that he bedded.

Now Don's Dick may have got him in deep kimchi.  Recently there has been much controversy over an alleged affair the Cheeto Benito had with porn star, Stormy Daniels, that is said to have started just a couple of months after Melania gave birth to son Barron. That story has been around for a while. Daniels spoke of it in several interviews back in 2011, way before Trump took the presidential plunge. The new angle, however, are reports that Trump's lawyer gave Daniels $130,000 to keep her mouth shut just prior to the election. It would have been fine except that word leaked out.

Now a political watchdog group, Common Cause, has filed a complaint demanding that the Justice Department and Federal Election Commission investigate.

These complaints focused on the Wall Street Journal's report earlier this month that Trump's longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, negotiated a secret $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels, the porn star, not long before the presidential election in 2016. The Washington Post has not independently verified that settlement, which is said to have been finalized as Trump was facing numerous accusations of sexual misconduct from women during the final weeks of the campaign.

This settlement should have been considered a campaign expense “because the funds were paid for the purpose of influencing the 2016 presidential general election,” Paul S. Ryan, a campaign finance expert at the group, said in a letter addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.

The pair of complaints filed by Common Cause said that the source of the $130,000 payment remains unknown, but they added that regardless of where it originated — even “if Donald J. Trump provided the funds” — the money was aimed at affecting the election and then never reported.

It couldn't happen to a nicer guy.


Toby said...

Bring it on.

Anonymous said...

I know it won't be approved for posting, but I thought it was appropriate for your post and thought you might find it amusing in shot-himself-in-the-foot kind of way.

The Mound of Sound said...

It's okay, Anon. I got a laugh out of it.

the salamander said...

.. the fake news & fake dick action of the Trumph.. awaits confirmation from Sara Huckabee Sanders. Yes yes.. some wiird n whacko children were delivered unto the world.. to become latter day bwanas cutting tails off buffalo or giraffe fhey slayed.. then came the 'legislation' to grant temporary permission to bring in - import such 'trophies' . Astonishingly, Ivanka and Jerod did not collect a trophy skinn on safari, no tail or head to mount on a wall.. but there's still time to get er done.. slay a rhino or a whale for 'scientific research' before Robert Mueller pins them Trums up on a wall in a businesslike manner.. for inspection

Anonymous said...

I wonder what Melania thinks of all these accusations leveled at her husband. Where there's smoke, there's fire, you know. Actually, the mental image of Trump having sex with Melania, or even Stormy, makes me want to puke. Yuck!

Northern PoV said...

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