An embarrassing situation could quickly morph

So Trump’s lawyer admits he paid Stephanie Clifford aka “Stormy Daniels” the 130k but says he wasn’t reimbursed by the Trump Organization or the Trump campaign. Ok but what about by Trump himself? That he doesn’t mention. Lawyers gonna lawyer.

Why, in his generosity, would Mr Cohen give $130,000 to Ms Daniels? The Wall Street Journal has reported that it was in exchange for a non-disclosure agreement about a decade-old affair between Mr Trump and Ms Daniels. Circumstantial evidence – that Ms Daniels had been in contact with media outlets prior to the transfer and has since gone silent – lends credence to this line.

But hey, maybe it was just a kind present from a nice man who wanted Stephanie Clifford to take a really nice vacation on a yacht for a week or two. We just don’t know.

Even though the alleged affair is long since past, a story about possible hush money and an attempted cover-up just weeks before the presidential election is much more dangerous for a White House already on its heels. And if it turns out there’s more to the money trail than has been disclosed, an embarrassing situation could quickly morph into a criminal inquiry.

Well it will have to get in line.

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