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    Trump: 'I did not commit a campaign violation'

    Trump: 'I did not commit a campaign violation'


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    President Donald Trump said Saturday he “did not commit a campaign violation” in the run-up to the 2016 election, despite a filing last month from federal prosecutors implicating the president in his former attorney’s campaign finance crimes. Longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced in December to three years in prison for tax and fraud charges, for lying to Congress and for a pair of campaign finance violations stemming from hush money payments which prosecutors in the Southern District of New York allege Trump directed his ex-fixer to make to a former porn star and the National Enquirer tabloid magazine.
    If you are "Individual-1" in the Southern District of New York indictment against Micheal Cohen, and you did indeed direct Mr. Michael Cohen to pay off two women just previous to the 2016 election, then yes, you have committed campaign finance felony crimes. #1 - A $150,000 hush money payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal in the early fall of 2016 for her silence and #2 - A $130,000 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in October of 2016 for her silence. Because Cohen admitted that the payments were intended to protect Trump's election chances, they are deemed to be "in-kind contributions" to the Trump campaign. They grossly exceed the donation limits ($2,700 per election), a criminal violation, and neither was included in campaign finance reports, another criminal violation. Rather than be treated as civil violations (an obvious and/or unintentional accounting/filing error etc.), these campaign finance violations above are treated as felonies because Cohen admitted that he violated these campaign finance laws "knowingly and willfully." He also stipulated that he was directed to do so by his client "Individual-1" who is understood to be Donald Trump.

    Lawyer Micheal Cohen, American Media CEO David Pecker, and perhaps Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg will testify regarding the above campaign finance felony allegations.


    Trump makes Republicans choose between him or their principles. The loyalty tests never ever end, and the choice shouldn’t even be difficult.

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    Re: Trump: 'I did not commit a campaign violation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Trump: 'I did not commit a campaign violation'


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    If you are "Individual-1" in the Southern District of New York indictment against Micheal Cohen, and you did indeed direct Mr. Michael Cohen to pay off two women just previous to the 2016 election, then yes, you have committed campaign finance felony crimes. #1 - A $150,000 hush money payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal in the early fall of 2016 for her silence and #2 - A $130,000 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in October of 2016 for her silence. Because Cohen admitted that the payments were intended to protect Trump's election chances, they are deemed to be "in-kind contributions" to the Trump campaign. They grossly exceed the donation limits ($2,700 per election), a criminal violation, and neither was included in campaign finance reports, another criminal violation. Rather than be treated as civil violations (an obvious and/or unintentional accounting/filing error etc.), these campaign finance violations above are treated as felonies because Cohen admitted that he violated these campaign finance laws "knowingly and willfully." He also stipulated that he was directed to do so by his client "Individual-1" who is understood to be Donald Trump.

    Lawyer Micheal Cohen, American Media CEO David Pecker, and perhaps Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg will testify regarding the above campaign finance felony allegations.
    No, that’s not what that means. You have the word of an obvious liar as your only evidence. I mean if you get a jury of 12 Democrats you’ll probably get a conviction, but nothing that will stand appeal now that Trump has seeded enough appeals judges.

    Payoffs to mistresses are not in kind contributions. Cohens word cannot be trusted, and in any event the pardon power is absolute
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    Re: Trump: 'I did not commit a campaign violation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Trump: 'I did not commit a campaign violation'


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    If you are "Individual-1" in the Southern District of New York indictment against Micheal Cohen, and you did indeed direct Mr. Michael Cohen to pay off two women just previous to the 2016 election, then yes, you have committed campaign finance felony crimes. #1 - A $150,000 hush money payment to former Playboy model Karen McDougal in the early fall of 2016 for her silence and #2 - A $130,000 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in October of 2016 for her silence. Because Cohen admitted that the payments were intended to protect Trump's election chances, they are deemed to be "in-kind contributions" to the Trump campaign. They grossly exceed the donation limits ($2,700 per election), a criminal violation, and neither was included in campaign finance reports, another criminal violation. Rather than be treated as civil violations (an obvious and/or unintentional accounting/filing error etc.), these campaign finance violations above are treated as felonies because Cohen admitted that he violated these campaign finance laws "knowingly and willfully." He also stipulated that he was directed to do so by his client "Individual-1" who is understood to be Donald Trump.

    Lawyer Micheal Cohen, American Media CEO David Pecker, and perhaps Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg will testify regarding the above campaign finance felony allegations.

    I think it's highly debatable whether NDAs are considered campaign finance felonies.
    Me not responding means it's a waste of my time and/or I don't play stupid games. I read it, eye-rolled, and moved on.

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    Re: Trump: 'I did not commit a campaign violation'

    Quote Originally Posted by holbritter View Post
    I think it's highly debatable whether NDAs are considered campaign finance felonies.
    Cohen is going to jail for it. Perhaps you should ask him if it's debatable.


    Trump makes Republicans choose between him or their principles. The loyalty tests never ever end, and the choice shouldn’t even be difficult.

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    Re: Trump: 'I did not commit a campaign violation'

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    No, that’s not what that means.
    It is what it means. Talk to any campaign finance lawyer or federal prosecutor.


    Trump makes Republicans choose between him or their principles. The loyalty tests never ever end, and the choice shouldn’t even be difficult.

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    Re: Trump: 'I did not commit a campaign violation'

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Cohen is going to jail for it. Perhaps you should ask him if it's debatable.
    No, he's going to jail for:

    Tax fraud
    The criminal information supplied by federal prosecutors charges Cohen with evasion of personal income tax from 2012 through 2016.

    Making false statements to a financial institution
    Prosecutors charged Cohen with making false statements to a financial institution in connection with a credit decision from about February 2015 through about April 2016.

    Unlawful corporate contributions
    Prosecutors charged Cohen with willfully causing an unlawful corporate contribution from about June 2016 through about October 2016.

    Excessive campaign contributions
    Prosecutors charged Cohen with making an excessive campaign contribution on Oct. 27, 2016.
    Me not responding means it's a waste of my time and/or I don't play stupid games. I read it, eye-rolled, and moved on.

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    Re: Trump: 'I did not commit a campaign violation'

    Quote Originally Posted by holbritter View Post
    Unlawful corporate contributions
    Prosecutors charged Cohen with willfully causing an unlawful corporate contribution from about June 2016 through about October 2016.

    Excessive campaign contributions
    Prosecutors charged Cohen with making an excessive campaign contribution on Oct. 27, 2016.
    You read that part, right?

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    Re: Trump: 'I did not commit a campaign violation'

    Quote Originally Posted by holbritter View Post
    I think it's highly debatable whether NDAs are considered campaign finance felonies.
    That's nice. Fortunately, federal judges and juries don't really care about the opinions of random people on the internet with a motive to defend Trump.

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    Re: Trump: 'I did not commit a campaign violation'

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    No, that’s not what that means. You have the word of an obvious liar as your only evidence. I mean if you get a jury of 12 Democrats you’ll probably get a conviction, but nothing that will stand appeal now that Trump has seeded enough appeals judges.

    Payoffs to mistresses are not in kind contributions. Cohens word cannot be trusted, and in any event the pardon power is absolute
    Oh look: another armchair expert who doesn't know what the **** he's talking about!

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    Re: Trump: 'I did not commit a campaign violation'

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    Oh look: another armchair expert who doesn't know what the **** he's talking about!
    You don’t need to describe yourself to me...


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