"This is about truth versus lying and ultimately Trump is going to be done in by the truth".
The Enquirer had already purchased McDougal's account of her affair with Trump earlier in 2016 and then never published it. Trump and Cohen appear to be discussing a second payment to McDougal (and there is no indication that it was ever made). If Mr. Cohen did pay Ms. Clifford to help the candidate's chances of being elected, he and the campaign may have violated campaign-finance law by making an in-kind contribution exceeding the legal limit and by not disclosing the contribution. After Trump became president his lawyers created a trust that safeguards his interest in the Trump Organization while ostensibly managing the company without his input.
Mr Giuliani said the president says "don't pay with cash".
By burying Ms. McDougal's story during the campaign in a practice known in the tabloid industry as "catch and kill", A.M.I. protected Mr. Trump from negative publicity that could have harmed his election chances, spending money to do so.
Stories alleging that Trump paid off women or hid a pregnancy, or even a child, have always been brushed off by the president. "It was for him", referring to Mr. Trump, according to a person familiar with the matter. Uh, except for the fact that Vladimir Putin said he wanted Trump to win in 2016 and there is no discernible evidence that he suddenly wants to help the Dems.
But Trump doesn't act surprised by the conversation, which contradicts his campaign's insistence that he knew nothing about the Karen McDougal business. To the extent that his legal travails spill over onto the president, it's worrisome to the White House.
Trump tries to cast fresh doubt on Mueller's 'Witch Hunt'
This is so bad that they should be looking at the judges who signed off on this stuff, not just the people who gave it. They included an initial application and requests for renewals that were filed in 2017, after Trump took office.
Offering no evidence, Trump says Russian Federation will back Democrats in election
A majority of voters (73 per cent) considered Russian Federation to have succeeded in Helsinki while only 27 per cent said U.S. did.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp praises 'fantastic' Borussia Dortmund midfielder Christian Pulisic
Champions League holders Real Madrid have already made enquiries for the highly rated star. I think it was the third goal, he couldn't do it anymore.
A former federal judge overseeing a review of materials seized in the raid released the 12 audio recordings to federal investigators Monday.
A former Trump stalwart, Mr Cohen once famously vowed he would take a bullet for the president.
Mr Cohen told ABC News this month that his loyalty to his family and country came before his old boss. The larger media narrative, to employ that much-overused phrase, is that Trump is creating his own reality. Davis and Giuliani did not respond to a request for further comment. Cohen has denied wrongdoing and has not been charged with any crimes.
This relates to another woman who claims an affair with Mr Trump, Stormy Daniels, also in 2006.
"Nothing in that conversation suggests that he had any knowledge of it in advance", said Giuliani, adding that Trump had previously told Cohen that if he were to make a payment related to the woman, to write a check instead of sending cash so that the transaction could be properly documented.