Based on postings he made Thursday morning on Twitter, President Donald Trump is clearly upset with reports that his former attorney, Michael Cohen, made numerous payoffs on his behalf to women Trump had extramarital affairs with.
Resorting to his old reliable “fake news” epithet, the president took to Twitter and tried to rewrite history:
It was not a campaign contribution, and there were no violations of the campaign finance laws by me. Fake News!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 7, 2019
Looks like it’s time for a fact-check:
- A payoff during a campaign that was used for any purpose can be considered a contribution.
- Paying off someone to influence a campaign is a violation of federal law.
- There’s nothing “fake” about the allegations made by Cohen, who has produced the canceled checks used to reimburse him for hush money he gave to adult film actress Stormy Daniels on behalf of Trump.
Twitter provided its own automatic response to Trump’s assertion:
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) March 7, 2019
Paying off a porn star to cover up damaging information, lying about it and hiding it from the public via the laundering of money IS a campaign violation and a FELONY!
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) March 7, 2019
Nothing says innocence like randomly screaming about an accusation first thing in the morning!
Nothing to see here, folks!https://t.co/LQSrC1LxnE
— Ryan Hill (@RyanHillMI) March 7, 2019
Save it for the judge, Spanky McDumbass. You’ve got crimes upon crimes to answer for.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) March 7, 2019
You are aware that your personal attorney of the last 10 years is going to jail for this very same non-violation of the law, right?
— Paradox (@doxdox50) March 7, 2019
😂😂😂First, you said it didn’t happen. That it was fake news. Now that you have been caught, you’re trying the old “it’s not a crime” excuse. What are you going to say when it turns out to be a crime?
— keli (@kelix_keli) March 7, 2019
You mean the reimbursement for the secret payoff to the porn star you banged while your third wife was home nursing your newborn? That check?
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) March 7, 2019
Cohen has the receipts.
— Arthur [two sheds] Jackson (@annasbrew2015) March 7, 2019
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