Oh Lordy, do we have a tape.

By | 2018-07-26T05:29:01+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News, News2|Tags: , , , , , , , |33 Comments

So the video above is from MSNBC’s The Last Word, which I thought did a pretty good job of breaking this whole thing down.

I also thought it might be helpful to present the entire transcript to you courtesy of WaPo:

TRUMP: [In background] Good. Let me know what’s happening, okay? Oh, oh. Maybe because of this it would be better if you didn’t go, you know? Maybe because of this. For that one, you know — I think what you should do is get rid of this. Because it’s so false what they’re saying, it’s such bulls—. Um. [PAUSE] I think, I think this goes away quickly. I think what — I think it’s probably better to do the Charleston thing, just this time. Uh, yeah. In two weeks, it’s fine. I think right now it’s, it’s better. You know? Okay, hun. You take care of yourself. Thanks, [Unintelligible]. Yup, I’m proud of you. So long. Bye.

[Into phone] What’s happening?

COHEN: Great poll, by the way.

TRUMP: Yeah?

COHEN: Seen it. Great poll.

TRUMP: Making progress.

COHEN: Big time.

TRUMP: And, your guy is a good guy. He’s a good —

COHEN: Who, Pastor Scott?

TRUMP: Can’t believe this. No, Pastor Scott. What’s, what’s happening —

COHEN: No —

TRUMP: Can we use him anymore?

COHEN: Oh, yeah, a hundred — no, you’re talking about Mark Burns. He’s, we’ve told him to [UNINTELLIGIBLE].

TRUMP: I don’t need that — Mark Burns, are we using him?

COHEN: No, no.

FEMALE: Richard [UNINTELLIGIBLE]. I’m sorry, Richard [UNINTELLIGIBLE] just called. He — just when you have a chance, he had an idea for you.

TRUMP: Okay, great.

COHEN: Um, so, we got served from the New York Times. I told you this — we were …

TRUMP: To what?

COHEN: … To unseal the divorce papers with Ivana. Um, we’re fighting it. Um, [Trump attorney Marc] Kasowitz is going to —

TRUMP: They should never be able to get that.

COHEN: Never. Never. Kasowitz doesn’t think they’ll ever be able to. They don’t have a —

TRUMP: Get me a Coke, please!

COHEN: They don’t have a legitimate purpose, so —

TRUMP: And you have a woman that doesn’t want this.

COHEN: Correct.

TRUMP: Who you’ve been handling.

COHEN: Yes. And —

TRUMP: And it’s been going on for a while.

COHEN: About two, three weeks now.

TRUMP: All you’ve got to do is delay for —

COHEN: Even after that, it’s not ever going to be opened. There’s no, there’s no purpose for it. Um, told you about Charleston. Um, I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend, David, you know, so that — I’m going to do that right away. I’ve actually come up and I’ve spoken —

TRUMP: Give it to me and get me a [UNINTELLIGIBLE].

COHEN: And, I’ve spoken to Allen Weisselberg about how to set the whole thing up with …

TRUMP: So, what do we got to pay for this? One-fifty?

COHEN: … Funding . . . Yes. Um, and it’s all the stuff.

TRUMP: Yeah, I was thinking about that.

COHEN: All the stuff. Because — here, you never know where that company — you never know what he’s —

TRUMP: Maybe he gets hit by a truck.

COHEN: Correct. So, I’m all over that. And, I spoke to Allen about it, when it comes time for the financing, which will be —

TRUMP: Wait a sec, what financing?

COHEN: Well, I’ll have to pay him something.

TRUMP: [UNINTELLIGIBLE] pay with cash …

COHEN: No, no, no, no, no. I got it.

TRUMP: … check.

[Tape cuts off abruptly. Separate recording begins.]

MALE: Hey Don, how are you?

So that is the entire tape from start to finish.

I have already heard a number of experts and pundits pick it apart on both MSNBC and CNN, and there is a lot to work with here.

The first thing to realize is that this is clearly one of many tapes that Cohen had in his possession, most of which are now in the hands of the feds.

Secondly, it is clear that despite what Hope Hicks said months ago, Donald Trump absolutely knew about the payment to Karen McDougal and even seems to have participated in deciding how the payoff would be delivered.

Thirdly, due to the other voices on the tape, we now know there are other witnesses to what transpired who may be of interest to the investigators.

The fourth thing of immediate interest is the mention of Allen Weisselberg, who is a long time Trump confidant and has been working for the family since the 1970’s.

Here is more from Bloomberg:

Weisselberg isn’t a bit player in Trumplandia and his emergence on the Cohen-Trump recording – as someone possibly facilitating a scheme apparently meant to disguise a payoff – should worry the president. Weisselberg has detailed information about the Trump Organization’s operations, business deals and finances. If he winds up in investigators’ crosshairs for secreting payoffs, he could potentially provide much more damaging information to prosecutors than Cohen ever could about the president’s dealmaking.

As I noted in a column in April, the press and others have sometimes characterized Cohen as the man who knows all of Trump’s secrets or even, errantly, as someone who ran the Trump Organization with the president’s children. Not so.

Weisselberg, on the other hand, has worked for the Trump family since the 1970s, and knows more about the Trump Organization’s history and finances than nearly anyone. Almost 71 years old, he joined the company after graduating from college and worked for the president’s father, Fred, as an accountant. He has since become the Trump Organization’s chief financial officer and one of the president’s closest business confidants (alongside Jason Greenblatt, who was Trump’s in-house legal counsel before the president named him as a special diplomatic envoy to the Middle East).

Weisselberg also served as treasurer of the president’s troubled philanthropy, The Donald J. Trump Foundation, which the New York State Attorney General has sued for allegations involving “extensive and persistent violations of state and federal law.” The suit says the foundation routinely and willfully broke the law by engaging in self-dealing that ultimately came to include illegal coordination with Trump’s political campaign. Weisselberg hasn’t been charged with any wrongdoing.

Now that Wesselberg’s name has come up on this tape, it is a certainty that investigators will want to interview him. 

Which is significant, because if Michael Cohen knows where the bodies are buried, Allen Wesselberg knows how and when they died, and even arranged for the dirt to bury them. 

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33 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 8:44 am - Reply

    How the hell does saying Merry Christmas, shoving the GLBT back in the closet, and ending abortion justify Trump as POTUS?

  2. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 8:48 am - Reply

    Like we didn’t know
    ====================================

    Soccer ball Putin gave Trump contains transmitter chip — but for Adidas: report

    The Adidas soccer ball Russian President Vladimir Putin gave to President Trump at their summit in Finland appears to contain a chip that can transmit information to nearby cell phones, Bloomberg reported Wednesday……

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/398799-soccer-ball-putin-gave-trump-contains-transmitter-chip-but-for-adidas

    • anon July 25, 2018 at 9:20 am - Reply

      “Adidas declined to comment to Bloomberg on whether the device could be used in a Russian cyberattack. The brand’s website states that the chip can’t be modified.”

      The publication reported that such a chip has been used at least one to breach a phone, though a cybersecurity expert told Bloomberg that it’s unlikely that a cyberattack could be launched using the device.”
      “Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) had said on Twitter that the ball should be inspected for “listening devices” and that he would “never allow it in the White House.”

      It’s unknown if the chip — if it was in the ball at all — was removed before or after it was given to Trump.”

      https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-25/putin-soccer-ball-for-trump-had-transmitter-chip-logo-indicates

      “the World Cup souvenir could be bugged” “Adidas declined to comment on whether the chip could be a vector of a Russian hack. There is no suggestion that such balls or their chips have any security vulnerabilities. The chip itself can’t be modified, according to the product description on the Adidas website. “It is not possible to delete or rewrite the encoded parameters,””“Trump would have to ignore multiple security warnings and intentionally install a malware on his device,”, adding that such a hack working would depend on the president, “falling for a silly attack like this.”

    • Beaglemom July 25, 2018 at 12:35 pm - Reply

      I think the soccer ball was full of money for the third wife. Don the Con tossed the ball to her just after Putin handed it to him. Who knew that Trump could toss a ball to someone? Wow!

  3. Anon July 25, 2018 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Bleeping BULLSHIT!
    “Our friend David”-OK?!
    “Gets hit by a truck?” or shot on 5th Ave?-OK?!

    “the same hymnal”<WTF?
    'Another Brick in the Wall impact?'
    'Ivana'?!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aSp2XHZaYA

    Cindy Lauper – Another Brick In The Wall

    • Beaglemom July 25, 2018 at 10:52 am - Reply

      I just read on Daily Kos that the “David” mentioned on the tape is Don the Con’s pseudonym “David Dennison.” When “David” was mentioned by Trump, i couldn’t imagine at first who he was talking about but the pseudonym explanation makes perfect sense. This wasn’t the first time that payoffs were made by or on Trump’s behalf. I found the tape hysterically funny for it’s faux gangster effect but, upon further reflection, it’s just awful, about as awful as Don the Con is himself – on one of his few better days. For an adult man, now sitting in the White House and planning how to ruin all our lives the quickest way possible, to be involved in such a sordid business really is horribly depressing.

  4. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Heads up Michigan!

    Emails have emerged in a federal lawsuit that suggest Republicans gerrymandered congressional districts in Michigan in 2011 to maintain an advantage over Democrats, despite years of claims the lines are drawn without political bias.

    The lawsuit references private emails that allegedly show one Republican aide saying a Macomb County district is shaped like “it’s giving the finger to (Democratic U.S. Rep.) sandy levin. I love it.” Another email from a GOP staffer was said to brag about cramming “Dem garbage” into four southeast Michigan congressional districts.

    In a third email, a longtime Michigan Chamber of Commerce executive predicts the maps will keep Republicans in power for years — and implies the 4th Congressional District in the central Lower Peninsula was drawn to the wishes of Dave Camp, a longtime Republican congressman from Midland who has since retired.

    https://www.bridgemi.com/public-sector/emails-suggest-republicans-gerrymandered-michigan-weaken-dem-garbage

    • Beaglemom July 25, 2018 at 12:46 pm - Reply

      As a longtime Michigan resident, I can attest to the gerrymandering. Our town, Traverse City, in the northwest corner of the lower Peninsula, was joined to the tri-cities of Bay City, Saginaw, and Midland located on the other side of the state about two-thirds of the way south, about twelve years ago. I think it was done to assure that Dave Camp, a GOP House leader, would be kept in place. It seemed to me that the connection was along I-75 with a sharp left turn at Grayling. The district never made any sense. Traverse City, a more or less Democratic enclave at the time, was neutralized by the move. The area was redistricted about six years ago and, unfortunately, we’ve had a GOP critter as representative since then. Most of northern Michigan is very hard scrabble so, of course, the Republicans dominate. No one wants to have their guns taken away and all those fetuses must be born! They don’t seem to worry about the lack of good employment, about sending their sons off to wars or about having good schools or about having decent health care. Traverse City went big for President Obama in 2008 and even bigger in 2012 but, alas, Trump won here narrowly in 2016. Some Russian help, perhaps? Gerrymandering, which is a GOP art form really needs to stop. It’s absurd.

  5. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Allen Weisselberg: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    “I’ve spoken to Allen Weisselberg about how to set the whole thing up. So, I’m all over that. And, I spoke to Allen about it,” Cohen said.

    Who is Allen Weisselberg? We’ve yet to hear his name pop up throughout the president’s myriad of alleged scandals, though Weisselberg has worked closely with the Trump family since the 1970s. He serves as the Chief Financial Officer of The Trump Organization. The Washington Post reported that federal investigators are already looking into Cohen for bank fraud and campaign finance violations. If federal investigators turn their attention on Weisselberg after hearing the audio from the taped conversation, it stands to reason that the longtime Trump confidant knows much more than Cohen about Trump’s finances.

    Here’s what you need to know about Allen Weisselberg, the longtime Trump family employee who has kept a remarkably low profile:

    https://heavy.com/news/2018/07/allen-weisselberg/

    Allen Weisselberg

    Allen Howard Weisselberg is an American businessman. He is the Chief Financial Officer of The Trump Organization.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Weisselberg

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/07/24/the-trump-michael-cohen-tape-transcript-annotated/

    Just Wait Until You Read These Excerpts From The Deposition Of Allen Weisselberg, CFO Of The Trump Organization

    https://heisenbergreport.com/2018/07/03/just-wait-until-you-read-these-excerpts-from-the-deposition-of-allen-weisselberg-cfo-of-the-trump-organization/

    Donald Trump’s Loyal Numbers Man

    https://blogs.wsj.com/cfo/2016/11/05/donald-trumps-loyal-numbers-man/

    Two other Trump lawyers may be more vulnerable than Michael Cohen

    …And Allen Weisselberg, the organization’s chief financial officer, has also played a similar role with the company’s finances.

    https://www.axios.com/lawyers-trump-organization-michael-cohen-jason-greenblatt-allen-weisselberg-ca74f846-45fd-4223-ab47-9551ff153a41.html

    New York AG Accuses Trump Foundation of “Extensive and Persistent” Law-Breaking

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/06/ny-ag-trump-foundation-lawsuit-explained.html

    Allen Weisselberg, the CFO of the Trump Org, was aware of the retainer payments to Cohen.

    https://twitter.com/maggienyt/status/992595769545969665?lang=en

  6. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Inside Trump’s echo chamber

    …This is further indication that Trump is “living in a world of selected information and bending the truth to his own narrative,” Rogers and Haberman write.

    He demanded that every overseas trip begin with Fox News; officials confirmed to one another internally, via an email obtained by the NYT, and mandated that having the TVs on Air Force One turned to Fox would be “standard operating procedure going forward.”
    The bottom line: In a time of increased criticism — over his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and now a released recording of a private conversation with his former lawyer Michael Cohen — Trump continues to be “insulated from the outside world,” Rogers and Haberman note.

    https://www.axios.com/trump-living-by-his-own-narrative-38739162-885e-42a8-bc90-41084fbac6cb.html

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/24/us/politics/trump-putin-cnn.html

  7. Anon July 25, 2018 at 9:35 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/25/forensic-audio-expert-finds-trump-said-cash-cohen-tape.html

    “Ginsberg was asked what he heard “heard Mr. Cohen talking and then Trump says something, maybe one syllable, and then pay by cash, and then Cohen says no, no, no, no no.””
    “Trump said cash, which could open the door to a wide range of impeachable offenses if he is found to have participated in a conspiracy.”

  8. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Michael Cohen Not Seeking Pardon From Donald Trump, Attorney Lanny Davis Says
    Davis claims Trump’s former personal attorney “has turned a corner in his life, and he’s now dedicated to telling the truth.”

    …Davis suggested Wednesday that more of Cohen’s secret recordings could be released.

    “I’m not saying there are more tapes as telling as [this] one,” he told Axios. “But there are more tapes.”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/michael-cohen-lanny-davis-pardon_us_5b586044e4b0de86f492259f

    • anon July 25, 2018 at 11:45 am - Reply

      Attorney Lanny Davis mentioned in this truth tell>By Blood

      https://kcts9.org/programs/america-reframed/episodes/0424

      “Chronicling the ongoing conflict over the issue of tribal rights between the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and the Cherokee Freedmen, descendants of African American slaves.
      “By Blood” explores a largely untold history and the impact of a battle over race, identity, and the sovereign rights of Native American people.”

  9. anon July 25, 2018 at 9:55 am - Reply

    ““Everyone in the media is talking about the just-released tape & what the President said or didn’t say, what he meant or didn’t mean,” Graham tweeted. “It is a good moment to point out that everyone should realize that every word that is spoken or thought is recorded by God.””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/franklin-graham-warns-media-spin-masters-shut-trumps-playmate-payoff-face-gods-wrath/

  10. anon July 25, 2018 at 10:19 am - Reply

    OT?
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/leaked-emails-show-columbus-cops-set-stormy-daniels-strip-club-bust-report/

    ” the Fayette Advocate reported. “The bulk of the emails that the whistleblower provided are from the email account of Detective Shana Keckley.”

    The whistleblower explained their motivation in revealing the emails.

    “It is clear that Keckley and her fellow officers were there because of Stormy and only because of Stormy,” the whistleblower said. “The emails definitely show that the police lied about it being a prostitution and human trafficking mission.””
    ‘EXCLUSIVE: Whistleblower comes forward with emails from @ColumbusPolice that show @StormyDaniels’ arrest was pre-planned. @MichaelAvenatti says, “We will get to the bottom of this one way or the other.”’

    http://thefayetteadvocate.com/2018/07/25/whistleblower-provides-emails-that-show-stormy-daniels-arrest-was-pre-planned/

  11. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 10:20 am - Reply

    Trump says in the tapes, “Maybe he gets hit by a truck.” What. The. Fuck?! Do we have him on tape suggesting someone should be eliminated? I’m stunned this line hasn’t been more widely publicized. Instead the Internet is more focused on “Get me a coke!” which IS funny, but not really helpful.

    It also looks like we have him creating bogus companies in order to pay people off. What else is the lawyer sitting on?

    • Anon July 25, 2018 at 11:35 am - Reply

      I, and some family members, use a similar expression “get hit by a bus” as a means of not actually saying if I or someone dropped dead suddenly or some tragic accident happen unexpectedly causing death or near death incapacity.

  12. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Forensic Audio Expert Finds That Trump Said Cash On Cohen Tape

    …Ginsberg was asked what he heard, “heard Mr. Cohen talking and then Trump says something, maybe one syllable, and then pay by cash, and then Cohen says no, no, no, no no.”

    Ali Velshi asked, “What do you think the something unintelligible is and does the science allow for us to figure that out?”

    Ginsberg answered, “I don’t feel it was the word don’t.” I don’t here a T sound. It was more in line with the word more. More. Pay by cash. And he was asking or trying to verify how this was to be paid.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/25/forensic-audio-expert-finds-trump-said-cash-cohen-tape.html

    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said that Trump’s recent tweets show that he is nervous and panicking over either Mueller or the midterms.

    Video:

    Since the Russia press conference, Trump has been flipping out, and the more he flips out, the worse the press coverage gets, which only seems to reinforce the cycle. Trump is in a state of full-blown panic. It is why transcripts are being scrubbed, videos are being edited, and absurd tweets about Russia helping the Democrats are being put out.

    Trump is caught between the blue wave and Robert Mueller, and the result a presidential freak out the likes of which we have never seen.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/25/sen-tim-kaine-trump-nervous-panic.html

    A federal judge on Wednesday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest effort to dismiss a lawsuit accusing him of violating the Constitution by doing business with foreign governments while occupying the White House.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/07/25/u-s-judge-rejects-trump-bid-to-dismiss-foreign-payments-lawsuit.html

  13. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 10:29 am - Reply

    George Will: The Cohen Tapes Show Trump a ‘Low-Life From Queens’ With an ‘Incontinent Sexual Appetite’

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/george-will-the-cohen-tapes-show-trump-a-low-life-from-queens-with-an-incontinent-sexual-appetite/

    Napolitano Says Trump Has No Attorney-Client Protection on Tapes: He Was Engaging in ‘Civil Fraud’

    “There is an indication of a fraud,” Napolitano said. “And the significance of that is, if the client and the lawyer discuss the commission of a crime, or discuss the commission of a fraud, there is no attorney-client privilege in that conversation. Meaning the tape can be used by anybody who can get their hands on it for any purposes.”

    https://www.mediaite.com/online/judge-napolitano-says-trump-has-no-attorney-client-protection-on-tapes-he-was-engaging-in-civil-fraud/

    MSNBC Analyst Answers Trump’s Tweet Question: What Lawyer Tapes a Client? One Who Doesn’t Trust That Client

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/msnbc-analyst-answers-trumps-tweet-question-what-lawyer-tapes-a-client-one-who-doesnt-trust-that-client/

    Michael Cohen’s Lawyer Lanny Davis Says There Are More Tapes; Trump Will Be ‘Done in By the Truth’

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/michael-cohens-lawyer-lanny-davis-says-there-are-more-tapes-trump-will-be-done-in-by-the-truth/

  14. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 10:30 am - Reply

    Fox and Friends: Cohen Tapes Are ‘Just the Beginning’ of Lanny Davis’ ‘Payback’ for Trump Beating Clinton

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-and-friends-cohen-tapes-are-just-the-beginning-of-lanny-davis-payback-for-trump-beating-clinton/

    They’re gonna get dizzy in how they’re desperately trying to spin this.

    • anon July 25, 2018 at 10:45 am - Reply

      ‘They then air a clip of attorney and law professor Alan Dershowitz, who lays out a case that nothing “illegal” was on the tape. After the clip, Kilmeade switches lawyers and goes in on Lanny Davis.

      “And Lanny Davis is best friends with Hillary Clinton, probably took the loss harder than anyone else, is just relishing in the fact that he can take some type of shot at the President.,” said Kilmeade. “Not that he’s not a fine lawyer, very experienced, but he’s making Michael Cohen seem to be Mother Teresa. And it is, just the beginning of, I guess, Lanny Davis’ attempt to pay back Hillary Clinton or try to pay back Donald Trump for beating Hillary Clinton.”’

  15. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Bill Kristol on Trump-Cohen Tape: If Giuliani Wanted It Out, ‘There’s Much Worse To Come’ on the Other Tapes

    …“It makes me wonder what’s on the other tapes. What are they really worried about?” Kristol told MSNBC’s Brian Williams. “Why this tape, if that’s even the complete tape? Why did they wave privilege on- why did they want this one out? To me, that’s a question. It makes me think there’s much worse to come and they’re very worried. I’ve got to think the Trump camp based on Giuliani’s behavior here and Trump’s own behavior… they must be be very worried about what’s coming up with Cohen or [Paul] Manafort or from the special counsel directly.”

    The Weekly Standard editor-at-large said that we’re all “getting use to the fact that Trump lied” about the alleged affairs, and that if his people put this tape out, that “there’s worse to come.”

    “If you have a lot of problems that you don’t have very good arguments for, muddy the waters,” Kristol continued. “At the end of the day we have good attorneys talking about what they would do if they were prosecutors or criminal defense attorneys, but President Trump’s not going to be prosecuted in court for crime while he’s a president. So it all becomes for Trump muddying the waters enough so he has a solid number of senators and maybe members of the House to stop impeachment. I think it’s all about muddying the waters, so it’s not clear. The FISA thing is problematic and don’t believe what you say and this tape’s confusing and let’s have a debate about who said the word cash for the next day or two. So I think he’s — given they have a weak hand to play because I suspect the facts aren’t on their side, I think they’re trying it muddy the waters.”

    Kristol theorized that end game for Team Trump is to make this all “so confusing” so that by the time Robert Mueller finally releases his findings, most Americans will shrug it off.

    Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/bill-kristol-on-trump-cohen-tape-if-giuliani-wanted-it-out-theres-much-worse-to-come-on-the-other-tapes/

  16. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 10:37 am - Reply

    Leaked emails show Columbus cops set up Stormy Daniels in strip club bust: report

    …“Inside the emails are news clippings discussing Daniels’ planned appearance in Columbus, pictures of Daniels with President Donald Trump, videos of her dancing, and even a map to the club where she would be performing, all sent days before she would pull into town on her tour bus,” the Fayette Advocate reported. “The bulk of the emails that the whistleblower provided are from the email account of Detective Shana Keckley.”

    The whistleblower explained their motivation in revealing the emails.

    “It is clear that Keckley and her fellow officers were there because of Stormy and only because of Stormy,” the whistleblower said. “The emails definitely show that the police lied about it being a prostitution and human trafficking mission.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/leaked-emails-show-columbus-cops-set-stormy-daniels-strip-club-bust-report/

  17. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Franklin Graham warns ‘media spin masters’ to shut up about Trump’s Playmate payoff or face God’s wrath

    Everyone in the media is talking about the just-released tape & what the President said or didn’t say, what he meant or didn’t mean. It is a good moment to point out that everyone should realize that every word that is spoken or thought is recorded by God. 1/3

    https://twitter.com/Franklin_Graham/status/1022150038850625538

    Here’s a sober warning from God’s Word, “What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, & what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs” (Luke 12:3). 2/3

    https://twitter.com/Franklin_Graham/status/1022150447044468736

    The Bible says it is appointed unto man once to die & then the judgment. We won’t be judged by media spin masters or forensic audio analysts, but you will be judged by truth & righteousness—by God Himself. Have you ever thought about what His verdict will be on your words? 3/3

    https://twitter.com/Franklin_Graham/status/1022150925136396288

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/franklin-graham-warns-media-spin-masters-shut-trumps-playmate-payoff-face-gods-wrath/

    • Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 11:05 am - Reply

      Well isn’t that special.

      Gosh and God had nothing to say about trump, the adulter , paying off his mistress? Seems odd that God over looked that since she is against adultery,.

  18. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Nicolle Wallace: Trump told vets not to believe what they see because he knew the Playboy payoff tapes are damning

    …“Donald Trump was deeply involved in all the intricacies of the payment of hush money to women with whom he had alleged sexual relationships,” Wallace said.

    According to Wallace, Trump expects his supporters “not to believe what they see with their eyes, not to believe what they hear with their own ears.

    “That’s always a sign of trouble, whether you’re a celebrity or a politician,” the MSNBC host continued. “They know they have legal problems. There are campaign finance violations that are made pretty clear by the timing of this conversation.”

    Guthrie concluded the interview by asking Wallace to remind the audience how the Trump campaign dealt with allegations of hush payments to women.

    “They put out lies,” Wallace recalled. “Hope Hicks, it was on the record with New York Times and others say nothing to see here, with Donald Trump on Air Force One, as president, said I didn’t know anything about it. All of their stories are falling apart. I think really the other revelation is the casual nature with which they tell lies about everything.”

    Watch the video below from NBC.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/07/nicolle-wallace-trump-told-vets-not-believe-see-knew-playboy-payoff-tapes-damning/

  19. Anon July 25, 2018 at 10:55 am - Reply

    Regarding this tape I wonder what Giuliani and Trump were thinking to get ahead of this telling their lie that Trump said to write a check. only 30% of people only believe what lies they invent.

  20. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    WSJ: Investigators In Cohen Probe Looking At Omarosa Dispute With AMI

    Federal investigators examining whether President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen committed financial crimes have interviewed former White House staffer and reality TV star Omarosa Manigault-Newman, The Wall Street Journal reported.

    According to people familiar with the matter who spoke to the WSJ, the FBI found that Cohen had intervened in a previously unreported dispute between Manigault-Newman and American Media Inc., the media company that paid a former Playboy model for her story on an alleged affair with Trump. The recording of a conversation over that payment between Trump and Cohen was released Tuesday night.

    In 2011, Manigault-Newman threatened to file a lawsuit over AMI’s coverage of her brother’s murder. According to the WSJ, the publisher sent a reporter to Manigault-Newman’s brother’s funeral and the writer talked to members of the family without identifying herself. Cohen reportedly intervened and helped draft an agreement under which Manigault-Newman would drop her lawsuit against AMI if they gave her a job, sources told WSJ.

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/federal-investigators-interviewed-omarosa-ami-dispute

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/national-enquirers-years-long-dealings-with-trump-lawyer-fall-under-federal-scrutiny-1532534115

  21. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Dersh is sucking Trump’s dick again.

    Technically, Alan Dershowitz isn’t Donald Trump’s lawyer. So his arguments don’t have any legal implications. But it is striking this his argument in this video clip – bananas on several other fronts – is directly incriminating on the campaign finance front. Specifically, he is saying that payments would need to be made to effect the outcome of the election.

    Dershowitz: They knew a lot of people were going to come forward at the end of the campaign demanding money. So it made sense to set up a corporation to handle all the payments. “That happens all the time.”

    https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/only-the-best-lawyers

  22. Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    All the talk is about cash or a check.

    How come no one has commented on the fact they were going to set up a dummy corporation to funnel the money to hide the payer,ie little adulterous trump?

    • Anonymous July 25, 2018 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      Bingo! Why, indeed. I’d like to know, too.

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