So hey, did everybody notice yesterday that Donald Trump admitted to a federal crime?

By | 2018-08-23T16:06:25+00:00 August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |22 Comments


Courtesy of Newsweek:

Donald Trump may have just admitted to committing a crime in an interview on Fox & Friends, Barack Obama’s former ethics chief said.

The president appeared on the show after his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to eight charges, including campaign finance violations. Cohen claimed in court that he arranged payments to two women who alleged they had affairs with Trump at the direction of the now president. While the full interview will not air until Thursday, a short clip released from Fox News showed Trump telling co-host Ainsley Earhardt that he knew about the payments.

“Later on I knew, later on, but you have to understand, Ainsley, what he did, and they weren’t taken out of campaign finance—that’s a much bigger thing, did they come out of the campaign? They didn’t come out of the campaign,” Trump said during the interview.

Eisen, who previously served as the White House Special Counsel for Ethics and Government Reform, told CNN on Wednesday that the video is an accidental admission that Trump committed a crime.

“The striking thing about the video we just watched is that the president in his usual clumsy way has stumbled into another federal crime,” Eisen said, claiming that Trump signed his federal financial disclosures in 2017 and purposefully omitted his debt to Cohen for paying off women who claimed to have had affairs with the president .

“Guess what, if you owe somebody money, he just said, ‘Yes, I know about the payments,’ he repaid Michael Cohen. He had to list that on his form. He omitted it,” Eisen continued. The ethics expert said that his watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has already made a criminal referral against Trump, which has resulted in a complaint from the Office of Government Ethics to the Department of Justice.

I swear only Donald Trump could cop to a federal crime while trying to explain that he did not break the law.

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22 Comments

  1. Anon August 23, 2018 at 6:28 am - Reply
  2. ANON August 23, 2018 at 6:47 am - Reply

    “Because it is written in all caps, we know he is losing his mind, and
    By repeating the same, tired old arguments we know that he has no other defenses to set forth to protect himself from the charges being levied by Michael Cohen and others.’
    NO COLLUSION – RIGGED WITCH HUNT!

    giuli guili giuli>”If there is any justice left at DOJ why is payment by Hillary Clinton and DNC to FusionGPS for the phony Steele dossier not under investigation. On your theory in Cohen plea it’s an illegal campaign contribution.Let’s go DOJ wake up. where’s the indictment. Clintons not above law
    4:01 AM – Aug 23, 2018

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/23/two-old-men-lose-their-minds-on-twitter-in-lame-defense-of-trump.html

  3. anon August 23, 2018 at 6:54 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/everybody-poor-trump-says-economy-crash-impeached/

    Motherfucker fucked his mother> ““I will tell you what, if I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash. I think everybody would be very poor,” Trump said on “Fox and Friends.” “You would see — you would see numbers that you wouldn’t believe in reverse.””“I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who has done a great job,” “Trump was evasive when asked in the Fox News interview if he had instructed Cohen to make the payments, saying that his former lawyer “made the deals,” and insisted that Cohen’s actions were “not a crime.”
    “Campaign violations are considered not a big deal, frankly,” In the sit-down with Fox, Trump slammed his once close associate for “flipping,” saying it “ALMOST ought to be outlawed.”<WTF?

    • Anon August 23, 2018 at 2:23 pm - Reply

      “After Donald Trump claimed the stock market would crash if he gets impeached, one Fox News financial analyst unloaded on the president for staking money over the prosperity of Americans — and for lying to the people he claims to represent.

      “You don’t prevent a Constitutional crisis by threatening a financial one,” “The network’s longest-tenured host proceeded to roll a supercut of a number of the president’s biggest and most recent exposed lies.

      From his claims that he knew nothing about payments to his alleged former mistresses Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal to the complete fabrication that his poll ratings were higher than Abraham Lincoln’s, Cavuto pointed out lie-by-lie the number of times the president has mislead the American people.

      “None of these make the market any less impressive,” the Fox News host said. “Maybe just the guy overseeing it all.”

      “What good is it to fatten your wallet if you’ve lost your soul?”

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/fox-news-host-neil-cavuto-shames-trump-threatening-financial-crisis-protect-skin/

  4. Anonymous August 23, 2018 at 7:02 am - Reply

    The moron in the WH also claims he will not be impeached because the stock market is high, like he has anything to do with it.

    Let him keep thinking that, at least he won’t press the nuclear button right now, then after the midterms when the Democrat control Congress and Mueller has finished his investigation we can talk about impeachment and surprise him. I wouldn’t want those idiotic republicans have a rallying point for November.

  5. Anonymous August 23, 2018 at 7:04 am - Reply

    I am waiting for them to use the ” I had to pay off those meanie women because they were going to tell Melanomia and ruin my marriage’ excuse. I want to see his lie for why it took him 10 years to pay them off.

  6. anon August 23, 2018 at 7:05 am - Reply

    ‘“It’s been reported that Michael, after the Putin press conference in Helsinki put him over the edge,” $O>“This is the guy I was working for? Is this guy I was putting my entire life and entire trust behind? So he’s not only doing things now to protect himself — I’m telling you there’s a sense of right and wrong, and sometimes you got to hit your nose against the wall. But that is what’s going on there.”
    “He knew all along that the president was crOOked because he broke the law for him,”
    Brzezinski added. “Why does he need to watch Helsinki happen? You can just lOOk at the financial transactions for porn stars.”” <BANGum.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/morning-joe-panelists-call-bs-donny-deutsch-claims-cohen-flipped-trump-patriotism/

  7. Anonymous August 23, 2018 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Talk about delusions of grandeur, so according to his “logic” bill clinton shouldn’t have been impeached because he was doing a good job, gosh we even had a balanced budget
    ==============================================================================

    Here are the 6 most jaw-dropping statements from Trump’s latest ‘Fox & Friends’ interview

    During the interview, the president made several bizarre and illogical statements that were at odds with both constitutional law and general reality — check out the most mind-boggling moments below.

    1.) Trump says he shouldn’t be impeached because he’s doing a “great job.” When asked about the possibility of being impeached, the president dismissed what the Constitution says about the issue and said the only criteria for impeachment should be whether he’s doing his job well or not.

    “You know, I guess it says something like high crimes and all,” he said. “I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who has done a great job.”

    2.) Trump predicts that the entire American economy would implode were he ever impeached. Giving himself sole credit for the state of the U.S. economy, the president predicted total doom for America the very minute he’s forced from office.

    “If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash,” he said. “I think everybody would be very poor.”

    The president then pointed at his head and said, “Because without this thinking you would see, you would see numbers that you wouldn’t believe in reverse.”

    3.) Trump complains that Attorney General Jeff Sessions isn’t stopping the Department of Justice from prosecuting his associates for felonies. The president continued to bitterly attack his own attorney general for recusing himself in the Russia probe, while suggesting that the AG’s role should be to personally protect the president.

    “He took the job and then he said, ‘I’m going to recuse myself,’” Trump said. “I said, what kind of a man is this?”

    4.) Trump attacks the FBI for the way it raided his former personal attorney and former campaign chairman. The president also complained about the treatment that associates Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, both of whom were found guilty on multiple felony counts this week, received from the FBI.

    “With Michael Cohen, in all fairness to him, they raid his office at six o’clock in the morning,” he said. “Paul Manafort, they raided his home at, like, 5 in the morning, I think on a weekend, and his wife is in bed, and they go in with guns? This isn’t Al Capone!”

    5.) The president says that it should be “almost” illegal for convicted criminals to get a more lenient sentence by providing information about associates who are higher up in the chain of command.

    Trump seemed particularly annoyed that Cohen could see his prison sentence reduced because he provided damaging information about him.

    “It’s called flipping and it almost ought to be illegal,” he remarked. “They go from ten years to they’re a national hero. They have a statue erected in their honor. It’s not a fair thing.

    6.) Trump says the vast majority of people who work in the media are “enemies of the people.” The president reassured Fox News’ Ainsley Earhart that he does not believe she or her colleagues are the “enemy of the people.” Rather, he said that it’s only the “fake news” media that are America’s enemies — which, according to his estimates constitute roughly 80 percent of the press.

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/6-jaw-dropping-statements-trumps-latest-fox-friends-interview/

  8. JB August 23, 2018 at 7:12 am - Reply

    ‘I take no delight in seeing the steady collapse of a U.S. Presidency, but I do take strong comfort in knowing that the rule of law & our great government institutions are prevailing. Things ultimately will get better, and we will heal as a Nation.
    7:35 AM – 23 Aug 2018

    “One Russian paper today calls US sanctions “a dead cat…a political drug…poisonous hogweed.” Another warns of fallout from the Russia investigation: “The Kremlin bet everything on Trump. If it’s proven there was a secret deal with Russia the Kremlin won’t know what’s hit it.”

  9. Anonymous August 23, 2018 at 7:16 am - Reply

    https://theconversation.com/with-cohen-and-manafort-both-guilty-the-pressure-on-trump-is-rising-101973

    “Cohen’s plea bargain also makes a possible charge against Trump more stickable. Importantly, Cohen has gone further than anyone else in directly implicating Trump as a co-conspirator in some of his actions. If Trump did authorise his former personal lawyer to pay off women with whom he had had extramarital affairs and told him to do so in order not to derail his 2016 presidential campaign, he may be guilty of campaign finance violations, at the very least.”
    “He is particularly adept at exploiting his victim-in-chief status. The most powerful man in the world is protected in the court of public opinion by his victimhood”

    • ANON August 23, 2018 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/23/national-enquirer-boss-given-immunity-in-cohen-case-as-the-net-closes-around-trump.html

      “In exchange for immunity, Mr. Pecker, CEO of American Media, Inc., has met with prosecutors and shared details about payments Mr. Cohen arranged in an effort to silence two women who alleged sexual encounters with Mr. Trump, including Mr. Trump’s knowledge of the deals” “Mr. Pecker won’t be criminally charged for his participation in the deals” {CIVIL COURT CUMMING} ” PECKER is, or maybe was, one of Trump’s best friends, so he probably didn’t voluntarily come to prosecutors and offer information on the conspiracy to conceal the illegal hush money payments to the women that Trump had affairs with.”
      “The possibility exists that Trump could be criminally indicted while in office, but a trail would be postponed until he is a private citizen again.”

  10. Anonymous August 23, 2018 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Avenatti Files Motion to Expedite Depositions of Cohen and Trump

    “We will be moving quickly to have the court rule on this pending motion seeking depositions of Cohen & Trump and an expedited trial. The American people deserve to know the truth about the conduct of Trump and his cover-up. And we intend on disclosing it.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/23/avenatti-files-motion-to-expedite-depositions-of-cohen-and-trump.html

    CEO Will Testify He Worked With Trump and Cohen to Pay Off Women

    The documents released on Tuesday as part of Cohen’s deal with prosecutors say that CEO Pecker and his company were much more deeply and intentionally involved in the effort to help the Trump campaign pay off women than had been known before. Pecker also played a key role in silencing Stormy Daniels, according to the documents.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/23/ceo-will-testify-he-worked-with-trump-and-cohen-to-pay-off-women.html

    Cohen Says He Was There When Trump Planned Trump Tower Meeting

    Last night Lanny Davis made an announcement that sent shockwaves throughout Trump World: Michael Cohen was with Donald Trump when they met with Don Jr. to plan the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russian operatives, and he’s willing to talk to Mueller about it.

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/23/cohen-says-he-was-there-when-trump-planned-trump-tower-meeting.html

  11. Anonymous August 23, 2018 at 7:21 am - Reply

    Oops another buddy of trump flips on him and backs up Cohen’s story of the payment
    ==================================

    Uh Oh: David Pecker Is Cooperating With Prosecutors, Backs Up Cohen
    …..The Wall Street Journal is reporting tonight that David Pecker, the Chairman of American Media Incorporated, which publishes the National Enquirer, provided prosecutors with details Mr. Cohen arranged with women who alleged sexual encounters with President Trump, including Mr. Trump’s knowledge of the deals.”……

    https://crooksandliars.com/2018/08/uh-oh-david-pecker-ami-cooperating

  12. anon August 23, 2018 at 7:23 am - Reply

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/08/donald-trump-is-losing-his-war-on-truth.html

    “Trump’s whole presidency has been a tower of lies:
    Trump and the people around him made a wager:
    They thought they could beat the truth. They lied their way to wealth and power. For a long time, the bet paid off.”
    “Trump’s political success has infuriated and alarmed people who detest him. They can’t believe that so many Americans voted for, and continue to support, such an egregious fraud. His critics worried that his base would ignore most of his fabrications, and they were RIGHT.” “the moral arc of the universe bends toward justice. It’s because the amoral arc of the universe doesn’t bend toward hope. There’s a fabric of reality out there—evidence, witnesses, meteorology, economics—and you can’t hide it forever.”

  13. Anonymous August 23, 2018 at 7:30 am - Reply

    After Cohen Flips, Trump Says Flipping Should Be Illegal

    “It’s called flipping and it almost ought to be illegal.” President Trump is suggesting that it should be illegal for people facing prosecution to co-operate with the government in exchange for a reduced sentence.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/23/after-cohen-flips-trump-says-flipping-should-be-illegal.html

  14. Anonymous August 23, 2018 at 7:39 am - Reply

    No wonder the traitor in the WH is up at 1 AM tweeting no collusion, Cohen was present in the meeting with little donnie and his band of traitors to set up the meeting with the russians to get the dirt on Hillary!!!!!!
    ===================================================

    Cohen Says He Was There When Trump Planned Trump Tower Meeting

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/08/23/cohen-says-he-was-there-when-trump-planned-trump-tower-meeting.html

  15. Anon August 23, 2018 at 8:47 am - Reply

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/8/23/17769206/bull-stock-market-michael-cohen-trump-manafort-gop-donors

    “He bragged about the tax cuts, “a tremendous thing,” and deregulation. “If I ever got impeached, I think the market would crash,” “I think everybody would be very poor.”

    • Anonymous August 23, 2018 at 5:27 pm - Reply

      No only the rich would be poor, you idiot

  16. Anonymous August 23, 2018 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Trumps sex partners are coming forward claiming intercourse with The Donald was a misdemeanor. Each time he missed the meaner he got.

  17. anon August 23, 2018 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    OT? Bet Not?
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/tucker-carlson-gets-basic-fact-wrong-about-south-africas-white-land?ref=home

    “The Carlson segment “betrays an almost complete misunderstanding of what is going on in South Africa,” according to John Campbell, a senior fellow for Africa policy studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a former ambassador to Nigeria in the George W. Bush administration.

    Campbell pushed back on the idea, promoted in Trump’s tweet, that South Africa is facing a “large scale killing” of white farmers.

    “The statement about the white killings is essentially false,””

  18. Sharon Oughton August 23, 2018 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    It is also big news about the felony charges concerning the Trump Foundation that lists all of the kids plus the Donald. Rachel, as usual, was the only one with the complete story….the best part is it’s the state of NY bringing charges which means there is no way out…no pardons. The portraits hanging in his golf club came from some kind of bullshit thru the foundation. The best one is the donation given to Palm Beach due to the fine about his stupid flag…Trump uses his foundation for paying off legal problems.
    You never hear about all the other lawsuits he has against him before he was elected. The entire family needs prison time & major fines, let us hope.

    Not for nothing but…..his children must be furious, all of them could have gone on grifting, stealing, lying…being the greedy criminals they were taught to be, if only Daddy Donald wasn’t president, he ruined all their lives. What is so incredible to me is why…..that fragile ego just could not let Obama’s trashing during that dinner go. He spent months lying about the stupid birth certificate, I blame our media for letting that become news I hope the investigations keep going as the millions they stole from the taxpayers becomes public. I hope he loses all his properties and cash while he sits in prison….can you just imagine Trump in prison? Just think of his hair alone….hahahhahaha. This doesn’t even touch the entire Russia thing which will show all the money laundering going back 30 years….Putin owns him. I think he will resign rather than face impeachment…..there is no silver lining here, Pence is a joke in different ways. November can’t come soon enough.

  19. Anonymous August 24, 2018 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Another one? So what? Nothing has happened to him before and nothing will happen now. Ryan and McConnell will see to that. Meanwhile Ryan is undermining Obamacare and Bitch is forcing Kavanaugh down our throats.

    Fuck them all.

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