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.
It couldn't happen to a nicer guy.