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Trump had his attorney Michael Cohen pay porn star Stormy Daniels $130k in hush money

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Post by Reality Check » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:49 pm

This story is getting bigger by the minute and deserves its own topic.

Here is one of many articles. This one from NPR:

Get Caught Up: Trump's Alleged Affair With Adult Film Star Stormy Daniels
It's been quite a news week, even by recent standards.

The U.S. is potentially hours away from a partial government shutdown. The debate rages on over the president's reported comments about not wanting to accept immigrants from "s**thole countries." "Girtherism" has erupted over the president's latest height and weight measurements. Officials are scrambling to figure out how to avoid another false ballistic missile alarm, like the one residents of Hawaii suffered last weekend.

Also, the Wall Street Journal reported that Donald Trump's personal lawyer at one point paid off a pornographic actress to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump.

The affair between Trump and actress Stormy Daniels is reported to have taken place in 2006. At that time, Trump had been married for a year and a half to Melania Trump, now the first lady, and their son Barron was four months old. In statements to the Wall Street Journal, both Trump and Daniels denied an affair.

Startlingly, we are in such a news cycle that it's possible to have ignored a story about the president of the United States' alleged affair with an adult film star. If you missed it, here's a rundown of who reported what, what allegedly happened and how people are responding to the whole thing.
Now football player Ben Roethlisberger is involved.

Stormy Daniels: Ben Roethlisberger Took Me to My Room During Donald Trump Affair
In an interview with In Touch Weekly, adult film star Stormy Daniels detailed an alleged affair with President Donald Trump that included a tidbit about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Daniels discussed spending time with Trump at a hotel party, which Roethlisberger also attended.

She said Trump left the party after telling Roethlisberger to take care of Daniels, which led to Big Ben walking her to her hotel room at the end of the night.

The interview, published by In Touch Weekly, was originally conducted by Jordi Lippe-McGraw of Bauer Publishing in 2011. Daniels was reportedly paid $130,000 by Trump in 2016 to keep the alleged affair private.


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Post by Skip Intro » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:55 pm

The thing is, it doesn't matter. There could be video of Trump screwing his daughter and that wouldn't matter either. His 37% will never leave him, and it seems that every new story just makes their love for him stronger.


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:21 pm

Skip Intro wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:55 pm
The thing is, it doesn't matter. There could be video of Trump screwing his daughter and that wouldn't matter either. His 37% will never leave him, and it seems that every new story just makes their love for him stronger.
I disagree. He might lose Jared Kushner's vote.



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Post by Sunrise » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:39 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:21 pm
Skip Intro wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:55 pm
The thing is, it doesn't matter. There could be video of Trump screwing his daughter and that wouldn't matter either. His 37% will never leave him, and it seems that every new story just makes their love for him stronger.
I disagree. He might lose Jared Kushner's vote.
:rotflmao:


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Post by Foggy » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:44 pm

I think Stormy ends with a Y, not IE.

Sincerely,

Mr. Anal Langwitch Weenie (ends with IE) :|


... and how does that make you feel?
What is it you are trying to say?
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Post by Kendra » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:48 pm

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing- ... -interview
The personal lawyer of President Trump threatened to sue a tabloid magazine if it published an interview with the former adult film star who says she had an affair with Trump, according to a new report Friday.

Four former employees at In Touch magazine's publisher told The Associated Press that Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime lawyer, said in an email to the publisher that Trump — then a TV star — would pursue legal charges if the magazine published its interview with Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.

In Touch published the full transcript of the 2011 interview Friday. In it, the actress detailed her alleged affair with Trump in 2006.
I'd also recommend the segment on Rachel Maddow's show from 1/18 towards the end. She covers this, and has one of the reporters who wrote the story on as well.



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Post by Reality Check » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:49 pm

Foggy wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:44 pm
I think Stormy ends with a Y, not IE. :snippity:
I think Stormie is a cuter porn name though. :blink: I fixed it Mr. Weeny Weenie. I went to all that trouble to spell Roethlisberger correctly and blew it on Stormy.


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Post by Suranis » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:39 pm

I guess we really need to see the cover of the forbes mag that Donald needed to have himself spanked with. Come back blue dress, all is forgiven.
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Post by AndyinPA » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:55 pm

Isn't that sweet? I didn't know Ivanka's photo was on it, too. :sick:



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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:02 pm

Suranis wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:39 pm
I guess we really need to see the cover of the forbes mag that Donald needed to have himself spanked with. Come back blue dress, all is forgiven.

spank19n-2-web.jpg
Does Forbes now have a copyright claim against Teh Donald for defacing its magazine :?: Or was that a "fair use" arstesticly inspired and acceptable renditon of said page :?:



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Post by Dan1100 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:03 pm

Poor Eric Greitens. He [edit: allegedly] ties up a married women, roughs her up a little, takes a picture and and threatens to out her to her husband, and it isn't even enough to get him invited on MSNBC.


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Post by Kendra » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:05 pm

AndyinPA wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Isn't that sweet? I didn't know Ivanka's photo was on it, too. :sick:
And Junior too? :sick: :sick: :sick:



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Post by TexasFilly » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:33 pm

As Nicolle Wallace pointed out today, if Trump could be blackmailed by a porn star, just imagine how easy the Russians have it.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:38 pm

Dan1100 wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:03 pm
Poor Eric Greitens. He [edit: allegedly] ties up a married women, roughs her up a little, takes a picture and and threatens to out her to her husband, and it isn't even enough to get him invited on MSNBC.
His fellow Repubs are asking him to resign.


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Post by Kendra » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:43 pm

:thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
TexasFilly wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:33 pm
As Nicolle Wallace pointed out today, if Trump could be blackmailed by a porn star, just imagine how easy the Russians have it.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:43 pm

Here's my post from Republicans Behaving Badly:

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http://amp.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-c ... ssion=true
Here’s the good news for Gov. Eric Greitens in the midst of this scandal
The crisis-management textbook dictates that in a situation like this, a public figure should speak before real citizens with his wife at his side. The public official should apologize profusely and with as much sincerity as can possibly be mustered. The official should then submit to answering questions from the media for as long as any reporter is willing to ask them.

In other words, you eat crow and insist the whole time that it tastes pretty good.

But Greitens isn’t there, and that’s troubling. A story: A few days ago, Rep. Nate Walker, a Kirksville Republican, received a call from Greitens, who has phoned a lot of lawmakers, sometimes with his wife beside him, to discuss the scandal. Walker was an early supporter of the governor’s but was troubled by their conversation.

Even in the privacy of that phone call, Greitens declined any accountability, Walker said. The governor blamed Democrats for leaking the story. He called it fake news. He took aim at the liberal media.

By Tuesday, Walker had decided to go public with his own conclusion: Greitens should resign.


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Post by Fortinbras » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:58 am

Kind of remarkable. Trump is in a "relationship" with a porn star for eleven months - during which time he does not use a condom - and yet does not contract a disease.

Also remarkable, when he wants to shut her up he pays her $130G when it would be possible to have her made part of the foundation of one of his buildings for a great deal less. Also remarkable, this is one vendor that Trump actually paid in full.

Also remarkable, Republicans (and Evangelicals), who can still remember every bit of the Monica scandal and every other sexual accusation against Bill Clinton even after more than 15 years, can't seem to remember hearing about Trump and Stormy after 15 minutes.



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Post by Chilidog » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:36 am

Fortinbras wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:58 am
Kind of remarkable. Trump is in a "relationship" with a porn star for eleven months - during which time he does not use a condom - and yet does not contract a disease..
as a rule, adult film stars are fairly meticulous about staying disease free.



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Post by Kendra » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:31 pm

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald ... ts-n839496
Rev. Franklin Graham, son of famed evangelist preacher Billy Graham, spoke out in defense of President Trump’s "Christian values" on Saturday after reports surfaced earlier in the week alleging a prior romance between Trump and adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

Graham, CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, appeared to doubt a report by The Wall Street Journal that Trump's lawyer allegedly used a private Delaware company to pay Daniels $130,000 in return for her agreeing not to publicly discuss an alleged sexual encounter in 2006.

“President Trump I don’t think has admitted to having an affair with this person,” Graham told MSNBC’s Alex Witt. “And so this is just a news story, and I don’t even know if it’s accurate.”

Pressed on the possibility that the Journal’s report, and subsequent confirmation by multiple news outlets, were accurate, Graham argued that any such transgression would have no bearing on the man Trump is today.

“I believe at 70 years of age the president is a much different person today than he was four years ago, five years ago, 10 years ago,” Graham said. “He is not President Perfect.”



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Post by Fortinbras » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:28 pm

If he can get away with this, then maybe he really can shoot someone in broad daylight on Fifth Avenue.



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Post by Fortinbras » Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:50 pm

Just for speculation, what would the Republicans in Congress do if a Democratic President were caught having an affair with someone other than his wife?



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Post by vic » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:30 pm

Fortinbras wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:50 pm
Just for speculation, what would the Republicans in Congress do if a Democratic President were caught having an affair with someone other than his wife?
Why speculate? History is your guide.



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Post by Northland10 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:13 am

Reality Check wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:49 pm
Foggy wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:44 pm
I think Stormy ends with a Y, not IE. :snippity:
I think Stormie is a cuter porn name though. :blink:
Of course, because IE sucks.
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:13 am

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/dont-e ... ssion=true
‘Don’t ever preach to me again!’: Ex-GOP chair tells evangelicals who still support Trump to ‘shut the hell up!’
“When it comes down to giving Trump a pass, some top evangelical leaders are turning a blind eye to his past indiscretions and came to his defense following recent reports about his alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels,” MSNBC host Chris Matthews explained.

“I have very simple admonition: just shut the hell up and don’t preach to me about anything ever again,” Steele suggested.

“After telling me who to love, what to believe, what to do and what not to do and now you sit back and the prostitutes don’t matter, the grabbing the you-know-what doesn’t matter, the outright behavior and lies don’t matter, just shut up!” Steele blasted.

“They have no voice of authority anymore for me,” Steele concluded.


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Post by AndyinPA » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:18 am

I wonder what it will take to make Steele leave the dark side for good.



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