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man the Trump swamp is deeper than the Mariana trench, with all the bizarre creatures to go with it.

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Giuliani sounded absolutely nuts in this interview. It was as bad as when Trump crank-called Fox and Friends.

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Thank you! This proves my point from a previous article that there is no way in hell that Trump didn't know about the payment.

Folks here were trying to say that lawyers of the rich and famous have discretionary funds to use as they see fit for their clients, I never disputed that, only that a 130K payment would not be made without Trump knowing about it, and since he repaid it, HE KNEW!

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Wow! Trump lied to the American people about Stormy Daniels ...

Trump's a repeat offender - he lies over and over again. Lying - it's his normal way of living!

Regardless of your party affiliation - Republican, Democrat, Independent ... sadly, we have a genetically lying President!

Trump's unfit to be our leader, he has no respect for honesty, integrity, truthfulness, or for the law of the land.

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Rudy also admitted that Trump knew about the payment to Daniels;

“He didn’t know about the specifics as far as I know, but he did know about the general arrangement. Michael would take care of things like this.”

Giuliani not quite turning out to be the hotshot counsel that Trump supporters were hoping he might! Madder than snakes these clowns, madder than a whole bag of 'em.

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Giuliani not quite turning out to be the hotshot counsel that Trump supporters were hoping he might!

He might be, but no lawyer is immune from the law. He's limited by what he's allowed to do, combined with what has happened.

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So, not only did Giuliani, whom bass4funk call's "genius" and "Trump's saviour" admit Trump knew about the payments, which he and Cohen claimed he did not, he has now said Trump is directly involved in the hush money payouts. On top of that, he has also, on Hannity, contradicted Trump's claims as to why he fired Comey, giving more fuel to Mueller in his investigation. This is so classic. I wonder how many days until bass4funk and others start saying "I never said Giuliani was a good choice!" and doing other 180s on the man. Haha... too funny!

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Trump lied twice about not having sex with Stormy and then not knowing about the NDA and the $130,000.

The new lie discovered Trump lied about his medical exam in 2015.

Trump has drained much of the Washington swamp because he's too busy draining his own one but Giuliani  is sinking him deeper into it. What happened to the Giuliani  on a White Horse theory?

It's clear, Trump might be serial liar.

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bass4funk

Giuliani  who?

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Their lies are all over the place. This is like the gang that couldn't lie straight.

Mueller really has his work cut out for him trying to sift through this BS.

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Remember that time when the right freaked out because Bill Clinton lied about having sexual relations with that woman?

Where's the outrage now?

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Giuliani is bound to have a short tenure with such loose lips. Will his 1 or 2 supporters here be able to take it, or will they switch user names again (RR--Romeo Ramen--Rudy 'Giuliani Lover' Ruizーcoincidental or do I see a pattern?)

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Giuliani is the gift that keeps on giving.

He goes on Hannity’s trash pit of a show and actually admits that Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen for the $130K that was paid to Stormy Daniels, thus corroborating what she said all along and proving Trump a liar.

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If Trump did pay but never signed the agreement doesn't that void any NDA? Can you all imagine if Obama had done something like this?

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@ClippetyClop

Giuliani not quite turning out to be the hotshot counsel that Trump supporters were hoping he might!

He may have selected the best course out of some not very appealing choices. The likelihood that, for legal reasons, they would need to change their (utterly ridiculous) story was discussed here a month ago.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-lawyer-is-in-legal-peril/2018/04/03/7155f348-36aa-11e8-acd5-35eac230e514_story.html

A key point in the article: "*There is a path that could make most, if not all, of the problems go away: Cohen and Trump could change their story and cop to Trump’s having known about and approved the agreement in advance (which likely entails at least a tacit admission of the affairunless Trump can somehow spin Daniels’s allegations as untrue but still damaging). Cohen would become Trump’s authorized agent, Trump would become a proper party to the agreement, and the agreement would become properly formed and executed. The election-law problems remain."*

Now of course, there are a bunch of other problems as well, so having Cohen as Trump's "authorized agent" doesn't look too great either, but what can you do? It's Trump - we're talking about a pretty toxic human being here.

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Giuliani, you had ONE JOB: to roll back Trump's lies

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Giuliani sounded absolutely nuts in this interview.

Nuts? Stormy “sane?” Lol! Okaaaay......

It was as bad as when Trump crank-called Fox and Friends.

I thought it was good, he should, nothing wrong with venting, heck, I would as well.

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...now that Cohen has flipped and you know the truth about this and else is likely in Mueller's hands. That was it. Yet you screwed it up. Seriously, Giuliani's gone after this, and once Trump's gone full Giuliani yet failed, where does he go from there?

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He goes on Hannity’s trash pit of a show

With over 110 million viewers, but if you say so.

and actually admits that Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen for the $130K that was paid to Stormy Daniels, thus corroborating what she said all along and proving Trump a liar.

What’s so bad about it? I just find it hilarious that the left get so worked up about Trump and this failed porn star,p. What a low life, is she that desperate to get money to lie as much as she can. She won’t get anything from the President now, maybe 7 years once he’s a regular citizen, then go for it. Pay the woman, it’ll last a year and she’ll come back with some other bogus story.

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...now that Cohen has flipped and you know the truth about this and else is likely in Mueller's hands. That was it. Yet you screwed it up. Seriously, Giuliani's gone after this,

No, he won’t.

and once Trump's gone full Giuliani yet failed, where does he go from there?

That won’t happen, it’ll be news for a few days, the left will go into their usually childish feeding frenzy and then they might come back to Earth after a long hit.

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I thought it was good, he should, nothing wrong with venting, heck, I would as well.

I'm sure you would. I also don't think you would be any better a president than Trump is - as you're both entirely unqualified for the job.

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With over 110 million viewers

The real question is, how many facebook likes does he have? And which do you think is a better indicator Bass? Viewers or Facebook likes?

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bass4funk

Hannity show with over 110 million viewers, but if you say so.

um?

Sean Hannity is the ratings king of cable news for the month of April. Hannity finished the month ranked No. 1 among total viewers (3.3 million) 

http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/the-top-cable-news-programs-in-april-2018-were/363447

Rachel Maddow Tops Sean Hannity in March, Fox News Host Tops 2018 Q1

Maddow averaged 3.058 million viewers for the month, narrowly topping Hannity’s 3.00 million. 

http://variety.com/2018/tv/news/rachel-maddow-ratings-sean-hannity-1202745403/

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President Trump denied lied, denied lied, denied lied, denied lied, denied lied, denied lied, denied lied,........

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President Trump denied lied, denied lied, denied lied, denied lied, denied lied, denied lied, denied lied,........

Did he lie under oath? Oh, wait, no. So are we doing the typical left speculation game again?

I'm sure you would. I also don't think you would be any better a president than Trump is -

I would never want to be President of the US, I’m President of my own company, that’s good enough for me and the best part of my job is, I don’t have to deal with idiots.

The real question is, how many facebook likes does he have?

Do people still use FB?

And which do you think is a better indicator Bass? Viewers or Facebook likes?

No viewers, no consistency, no revenue, no money, no job. Definitely viewers.

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Do people still use FB?

Ask a journalist.

Or maybe not.

Meanwhile, the circus continues in the most surreal and contemptible presidency in living memory.

How much more damage can Trump do to his country with his wanton impulses, lies and vanity?

Ask a doctor.

Or maybe not.

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Sean Hannity is the ratings king of cable news for the month of April. Hannity finished the month ranked No. 1 among total viewers (3.3 million) 

Overall total, and by the way, in the news business, if you can get anything over 3 million on a prime time, any and every single network would KILL for ratings like that.

http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/q1-2018-ratings-fox-news-remains-no-1-on-cable-television/360865

Get ‘em Sean!

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Rudy made it clear wasn’t campaign money and Trump had a way to reimburse Cohen for these types of out of pocket expenses.

So you guys were going crazy when Trump didn’t pay and didn’t know. Now you are going crazy if he did pay and did know.

Neither is a crime, the key was to prove it wasn’t campaign funds, which it wasn’t. Moving on.

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bass4funk

Did he lie under oath?

So its ok with you that Trump wasn't under oath when he denied lied. Trump lied to the American public including his base and the donors of his election campaign.

He lied about his medical exam in 2015 claiming he would be the healthiest president ever, He denied and lied about Stormy sex.He denied and lied about his lawyer paying $130,000 to Stormy. He denied and lied about paying his lawyer back.

So are we doing the typical left speculation game again?

Nope the cards are on the table and in plain view no need to speculate

I would never want to be President of the US, I’m President of my own company, 

No you are not president of your company even if you are the owner. It would also mean if you were the president then you are only in second place of the company with the CEO being first. It would also mean your company has a board of directors.

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This just keeps getting weirder and weirder.....man...whatever side of this issue you are on you have to admit this is like nothing we have ever seen before....and does not look good for the United States nor the presidency. At some point this circus has to close down

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Really, I thought the last 8 years were worse than Gitmo

you have no idea what life in Gizmo is like nor have you never been able to visit. More American apple pie.

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If you think all Cohen's spilled is the Daniels' payment, you're deluded. This is just one of many Trump lies which must be rolled back. (Oh, and the Daniels payment was made via a California bank, giving the state a chance to investigate, constitutionally free of federal oversight. And you know how California feels about Trump.)

Pressed on whether he knew where Cohen got the money to make the payment, he said: "No, I don't know. No."

THIS is where Guiliani screwed up. It is a question whose answer is possibly inconsequential yet interesting - and it should have been friggin' obvious that it would come. A good lawyer never punts like that. He's no lawyer; he's a mouthpiece designed to obfuscate Trump's impending attack. This interview clarified that. No one should take Guiliani seriously.

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So what will be the result of the whole Stormy Daniels civil case if somehow the NDA is not valid? She just gets paid again.

What does Trump get? Peace and quiet to move on as president just as Bill Clinton did when he paid Paula Jones.

So basically decision was made to increase risk of losing civil case later to make it clear that no finance laws were broken. This takes away trump responsibility for anything Cohen did. If the NDA is valid, this doesn’t hurt him at all in the civil case.

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LOL of the day for sure. Is that why they brought Randy Rudy on the case? How could trump have reimbursed the lawyer if he didn't know about the situation? It's clear what the playbook is, which is to throw so much rubbish out there that hopefully finds something that makes the Russian probe magically disappear. Yeah right.

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No viewers, no consistency, no revenue, no money, no job. Definitely viewers.

Hehehehe

A normal person would have answered 'neither'.

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Giuliani sounded absolutely nuts in this interview.

Nuts?

Yes. About the same level of when he was cavorting around with Trump while in drag. Or was that Stormy Daniels?

Oh, sorry. I know you think Stormy is hot and felt jealous that Trump could get a thump on the rump from her.

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The rabbit is falling further and further down the hole.

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Yes, history shows us that one party dictatorships always result in univeral peace for all concerned.

So that’s why Dems keep losing. (I’m talking about in the US)

So its ok with you that Trump wasn't under oath when he denied lied. Trump lied to the American public including his base and the donors of his election campaign.

I think what Comey, Clapper, McCabe, Strzok, Rosenstein did was worse.

He lied about his medical exam in 2015 claiming he would be the healthiest president ever,

Trump did not write his medical exam and it wasn’t shown. You don’t know if he lied, for Pete’s sake you guys.

He denied and lied about Stormy sex.

Heck, ROFL! I would too...gawd!

He denied and lied about his lawyer paying $130,000 to Stormy. He denied and lied about paying his lawyer back.

Ok and for that he should be impeached. Holder was the only AG that was held in contempt for lying under oath. Who cares about the failed porn star....oh, liberals....

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You guys missing the whole point here. This payment has nothing to do with Mueller so no impact there.

it actually helps in the Cohen investigation that it’s a legal payment.

It hurts Stormy case defense only if the NDA is invalid. Worst case he has to pay her some money, which he has plenty of.

The “but he lied” impact on the public approval already factored in over 59 appearances of Stormy’s lawyer over 60 days on CNN. Despite that impact approval rating still over 43 percent.

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A normal person would have answered 'neither'.

An inhuman person would have said nothing.

Yes. About the same level of when he was cavorting around with Trump while in drag. Or was that Stormy Daniels?

Who? Lol!

Oh, sorry. I know you think Stormy is hot and felt jealous that Trump could get a thump on the rump from her.

I’m from LA, that woman wouldn’t even be considered to be average by LA standards. What a joke this woman is.

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There is a thing called “retainer”. Rich people pay lawyers a certain amount a month to handle things without bothering them. The money Trump pays Cohen is to him like 10 yen would be to us.

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Wow...so to expand on the previous post....I was out this afternoon enjoying the nice (windy) day. Marinated some loin and now having a glass of wine and after reading this article I finally got around to reading the text of the Giuliani interview.

Holy smokes!!!!! Is he really Trump's lawyer?

From what he says one can only conclude this is the tip of the iceberg (or why else would he contradict Trump in interviews on national TV and elude to the fact Kuschner may be disposable).

Sorry I should amend my previous post to say this is way beyond what we have seen before and beyond weird.

I get the comments about what Clinton did (and yes, I was equally disgusted) but what is going on now has no precedence and leaves me completely befuddled.

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I’m from LA, that woman wouldn’t even be considered to be average by LA standards.

You said she was hot and thought it was good that Trump could get it on with her,

Have you done a 180 on Stormy now?

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All you guys were saying is it’s bank fraud, wire fraud, illegal campaign contributions, there is no attorney/client between Cohen and Trump, he’s not even really a lawyer cause he didn’t do any work, etc etc. that’s all gone now.

Legal payment from a persons attorney which the client knew about and funded. What crime do you have now? Plus now all details are attorney/client and proves Cohen was acting in that capavity. Brilliant move.

If he loses the nonsense civil suit whatever. Just pay again. No one who liked Trump yesterday when he said didn’t know or didn’t pay, now dislikes Trump If he did know and pay. Changes nothing.

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Neither is a crime, the key was to prove it wasn’t campaign funds, which it wasn’t. Moving on.

Once again you get it wrong. It has to be proven it wasn't a campaign contribution, and whether or not it was has not been proven in a court of law yet.

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@Blacklabel

If it’s so trivial, why did Trump lie about it?

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It's almost as if Giuliani is gutted Trump made president and he didn't.

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All you guys were saying is it’s bank fraud, wire fraud, illegal campaign contributions, there is no attorney/client between Cohen and Trump, he’s not even really a lawyer cause he didn’t do any work, etc

We weren't saying those things. Once again you show a lack of reading comprehension.

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Yes you guys were saying all those things after Cohen got raided. All gone now. He is an attorney, Trumps attorney with all the privileges of that who made a legal payment on behalf of a client.

Even if you somehow prove it isn’t a payment from a client to an attorney, it’s just a fine for the violation.

Why did Trump lie? I don’t think he knew as this payment was like 10 yen to us. That’s why he has people like Cohen and pays them money every month that they use to handle this kind of stuff.

So by now him not knowing and not paying seemed to be more of a problem than knowing and paying? So he is now like ok I paid and knew about it, so what?

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Why did Trump lie? I don’t think he knew as this payment was like 10 yen to us.

When do you think he found out?

Giuliani’s madcap performance on Fox?

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You said she was hot and thought it was good that Trump could get it on with her, 

For him, not for me. Sorry.

Have you done a 180 on Stormy now?

No, sir.

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Now that the Stormy Daniels lawsuit is on “hold”, that gives Guiliani at least 90 days to finish up mueller.

Then can get back to the civil suit where it means nothing except cash if he loses despite having an NDA. He has things to do, so just wrapping it all up.

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Another day, another lie exposed by Trump. HIs first and only instinct is to lie.

He only tells the truth when he has to, like in this case. They have played the odds

on lawsuits and are trying to minimize risk. So Trump admits he lied about the prostitute and about the payment for the prostitute. He had to do so as the evidence is 100% now.

You moral majority hypocrites, you support a man who sleeps with porn stars, pays them off and then lies about it until he cannot lie any longer. Make America great again? By sleeping with prostitutes and lying about it? 8 years of Obama, pure family man and devoted to his wife and kids but the right wing nuts hated him because he was black. Trump is a immoral cesspool who lied about Obama's birth and everything else he talks about and you love him because he is white. Vapid empty clueless voters elected Trump.

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And look what we are getting in return with Trump. tax cuts, North Korea denuclearization, border security, end to foreign apology tours, defeat of ISIS, Supreme Court and federal judges who will actually rule in our favor sometimes, on and on. Well worth it.

We elected our President, not our church leader.

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When did he found out? When he and guiliani talked about it as a strategy before the show aired.

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Blacklabel

And look what we are getting in return with Trump. tax cuts,

Not for all Americans. 52% — say they’ve seen no change at all.

North Korea denuclearization

Hopeful but nothing to date, too early to call.

border security,

But no promised Great Wall

end to foreign apology tours,

nope

defeat of ISIS,

still miles to go on that one.

Supreme Court and federal judges who will actually rule in our favor sometimes

Rule for the benefit of all Americans or just Trumpophiles?,

on and on. Well worth it.

Really?

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Yep totally worth it.

NY Times:

“If Mr. Trump reimbursed Mr. Cohen for the payment, that could help Mr. Cohen and the campaign avoid prosecution for violating campaign contribution limits because a candidate is allowed to contribute an unlimited amount to his own campaign.”

and

“But Mr. Giuliani’s comments could cloud Mr. Avenatti’s legal argument that his client should be formally released from the hush agreement she signed. When the president told reporters he knew nothing about the deal, he helped Ms. Clifford’s case that the hush agreement was not binding if Mr. Trump did not know about it and did not sign it.”

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Another day, another lie exposed by Trump. HIs first and only instinct is to lie. 

Did he do it under oath?

He only tells the truth when he has to, like in this case.

Like every other politician?

They have played the odds on lawsuits and are trying to minimize risk. So Trump admits he lied about the prostitute and about the payment for the prostitute. He had to do so as the evidence is 100% now. 

So what now? He’ll go to prison? He will be impeached? Dear Lord.....

That won’t happen.

You moral majority hypocrites, you support a man who sleeps with porn stars, pays them off and then lies about it until he cannot lie any longer.

What did you think about Clinton? Were you a fan of the Kennedy’s or LBJ? I hate to burst your bubble, but.....

Make America great again? By sleeping with prostitutes and lying about it?

If you go by that then we need to completely get rid every congressman.

8 years of Obama, pure family man and devoted to his wife and kids but the right wing nuts hated him because he was black.

Yeah, but he sucked. What did he do for Blacks, how did he improve the lives of the people Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore or Oakland? Take your time to answer.

Trump is a immoral cesspool who lied about Obama's birth and everything else he talks about and you love him because he is white. Vapid empty clueless voters elected Trump.

Which was started by the Clinton campaign and John Podesta, shame on them for starting that and I know you are as outraged as I am about it.

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What a mess Trump is. He spins chaos. Remember Get Smart? It looks like Chaos is in Control now.

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Give credit where it's due: Giuliani went a full eight minutes there without mentioning 9-11.

Apparently, though, he doesn't know how to talk about anything else.

That's one bill Trump would be valid in not paying. Unlike the thousands of others he's welshed on.

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Yep totally worth it.

Nope. He's been an entirely useless president so far. He hasn't passed any legislation worth mentioning, other than a bait-and-switch tax bill that the Trumpets are too stupid to see doesn't serve the people at all, and only servers to make Trump and his rich folk richer.

Trump was quoted on telling a bunch of fat-cats at his golf club, after passing the tax bill, that he just made them all a lot richer.

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It's a fact that Trump lied about making a payment to Ms Daniels. He is unable to say why he paid her: the only logical explanation would be to keep her from exposing his infidelity.

There's nothing illegal about what Trump has done, but such sleazy behaviour is hardly becoming of the president of the USA. What do his Christian supporters in the south think of his extramarital affairs? What other lies has Trump been telling?

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At least we'll never ever ever have to hear the sanctimonious religious and moral hyperventilation from the GOP ever ever again after the demise of the screaming Cheeto.

The party of American family values. Heh, lol.

Hey evangelicals. Here's looking at ya....

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I guess the good news for Trump is that his base won’t care if he cheated and then lied to cover it up to get out from under campaign finance issues.

Now, back to more important issues, like Trump fans accusing others of being untrustworthy because they lied. Starting in 3...2...1...

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At least we'll never ever ever have to hear the sanctimonious religious and moral hyperventilation from the GOP ever ever again after the demise of the screaming Cheeto. 

Oh, I doubt that. In fact, I think Trump revitalized, reenergized thr religious right more than ever.

The party of American family values. Heh, lol.

As if the left can even talk about morals, let alone define them. Lol

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"Daniels filed a lawsuit against the president on Monday for defamation"

Defamation? She did a porno called "Barn yard Bonanza" and she is complaining about defamation?

Trump, the probable preventer of nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula, should sue her for defamation.

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‘At least we'll never ever ever have to hear the sanctimonious religious and moral hyperventilation from the GOP ever ever again ‘

It is a nice sentiment but seriously, hypocrisy is something you can bank on.

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As if the left can even talk about morals, let alone define them. Lol

Enlighten this forum with the moral definition of the right ...

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The party of family values, decency, truth, moral standards, all thrown down the sewer and out into the swamp.

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What is it that liberals have against alpha males? As long as it's consensual, who cares where Trump puts his Peter?

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The party of family values, decency, truth, moral standards, all thrown down the sewer and out into the swamp.

Coming from the party that had not 1 but 3 infamous floundering Presidents.

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bass4funk: "Oh, I doubt that. In fact, I think Trump revitalized, reenergized thr religious right more than ever."

White Supremacy is not a religion, friend. Also, the only thing he did for evangelicals is prove that none of them actually believe in what they preach. You can't be a "selective believer". Also proved them complete hypocrites, like certain posters on here who said he didn't do something, then say, "so what?" when it's proven he did (the same things they STILL blame Clinton for).

"Coming from the party that had not 1 but 3 infamous floundering Presidents."

NONE even holding a candle towards Trump. So, now it's admitted he knew about the payments and that he lied, again. Another "so what?" moment where you go back on the moral outrage? Tell us again how God is against adultery and divorce, unless you're Trump -- then it's "so what?"

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And I thought Cohen was such an upstanding guy, paying out of his own pocket for Trump.

My idols have started to fall, Cohen, that fine, fine Robinhood of the Rich, and Trump, the greatest, decentest , moralest(I know thats not a word, I made it up) man who ever lived.

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What is it that liberals have against alpha males? As long as it's consensual, who cares where Trump puts his Peter?

Haha, the 'alpha male' thing got my vote. No way Trump's an alpha male, far too emotional, defensive & attention-seeking/childish. Only works with weak/emotionally unstable/impressionable women (or women seeking $ i.e. former strippers/porn actresses etc).

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bass4funkToday  08:27 pm JST

The party of family values, decency, truth, moral standards, all thrown down the sewer and out into the swamp.

Coming from the party that had not 1 but 3 infamous floundering Presidents.

Coming from who? I'm not a party just an individual. I've had no presidents. Probably still can't take your mind off a night with Stormy.

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Trump, the probable preventer of nuclear war on the Korean Peninsula, should sue her for defamation. OMFG now Trump is the saviour of the world, LOL whats next hell part the waters to save the jews, turn water into wine and heal all the worlds sick with a tweet , point of the finger and crocodile smirk. the WHO should urgently research the plague that is Trumpitis, it really is spreading fast with its hallucinations of grandeur

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All politicians lie. President Trump is hardly the first. He is slime, just like the previous 2 Presidents were. Nail him for something illegal, please. Get him into a situation where he must tell the truth and he will lie out of habit. Nail him.

Lying to the public, reporters, and the rest of the world isn't illegal, unfortunately.

There is a difference between suspecting something to be true and knowing 100% that it is true. Did President Trump know 100% that the out-of-pocket expenses for $35K over a few months were for exactly 1 thing? Doubtful. His attorney had legal power-of-attorney for personal stuff, so Trump not signing the agreement doesn't make it have any less force, provided his power-of-attorney representative signed.

All lawyers try to help their clients as best they can. I expect the opposition's lawyers to be slimy. Fortunately, I've only been sued when I didn't have anything worth going after.

It is funny reading the clearly partisan comments here. Thanks for the entertainment.

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and doing other 180s on the man. Trumps whole mentality is made uo of 180s, U turns , backups, 360s, reverse parking, hill starts & stalls, high beam blinding opposite drive. anything but just driving straight ahead and getting to his destination without screwing something or someone up

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Defamation? She did a porno called "Barn yard Bonanza"

Wasn’t that the name of a Trump rally?

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so Trump not signing the agreement doesn't make it have any less force except how can you sue somebody for something that Trump stated didnt happen? Until Trump actually states he had the affair her

really doesnt have a pot to pee in legally. and if Daniels has the confidentiality agreement overturned Trump is also screwed. even the worse case scenario Trump sues Daniels for 10~20million and wins, she more than likely cant pay and just declare bankruptcy, Im sure her lawyer will continue to do it for free and take a huge payday when Trumps tries and settles out of court. LOL

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Defamation? She did a porno called "Barn yard Bonanza"

One doesn't give up their rights to not be defamed simply because you're a prude.

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Trump released a statement saying he paid her $130,000 to prevent her from spreading false claims about an affair.

So if that's to be believed then the president got taken to the cleaners by a porn star for a cool $130k after having nothing to do with her Let's hope Kim Jong Un doesn't hire her.

Oh, and Trump forgot all about that, even when the story was blowing up around the world. I guess he remembered last night.

Lets see if the new story runs afoul of any laws or if they will need to come up with another new story.

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For a Japan related website, there seems to be an awful lot of fascination with all things Trump.

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"We predicted months ago that it would be proven that the American people had been lied to as to the $130k payment and what Mr. Trump knew, when he knew it and what he did in connection with it," he wrote on Twitter.!!

Wow....Trump lied to the American people!!! I stopped counting somewhere after 57 times. But I got to thinking that it really isn't lying if you wave your finger around and say it sincerely! And if you really believe....somewhat to very delusionally, that it is true!

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oldman - Amazing, isn't it!

Super - "Let's hope Kim Jong Un doesn't hire her"

Why? I'm hoping he does - then we can enjoy watching her try to sue him for whatever.

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So if that's to be believed then the president got taken to the cleaners by a porn star for a cool $130k after having nothing to do with her

It is amazing to pay $130,000 for not knobbing a porn star at a golf tournament.

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Yep. Looks like our Prez is a cash cow for lying porn stars. MAGA!

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The Bible says that when we lie, we are doing the Devil's work. Is there no end to Trump's lies?

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‘Looks like our Prez is a cash cow for lying porn stars.’

That’s unfair. She seems to be only one on the up and up here.

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What I do find issue with however is the hypocrisy of the Republican party who tore apart the country when Clinton was found to have cheated, but gives Trump a full pass on it.

Do you really look at high-ranking politicians to calibrate your moral compass?

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So, let's take stock:

The U.S. economy is booming.

The two Koreas are forging closer ties than ever, with the South Korean president AND its national security advisor specifically crediting Trump for the breakthrough.

ISIS (which Obama waved off as the "JV team" while it was running riot and committing mass atrocities throughout the world) is now practically nonexistent.

Under the supposedly "racist" and "sexist" Trump, the unemployment rate for African Americans is at its lowest point since stats were kept on the subject .... and unemployment among women is the lowest it's been in many years.

Our southern border is more secure and there are fewer attempted illegal crossings there, with Trump's tough illegal-immigration stance being specifically credited for the deterrent.

But with all of these positives going on, what is the big story here with the liberal media? A relationship that Trump supposedly had with some porn star, more than a decade before he became president ... and while he was still a liberal Democrat.

The field of journalism has sunk to new toilet-bowl lows. The mainstream media actually make the National Enquirer look fairly respectable.

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The mainstream media actually make the National Enquirer look fairly respectable.

The leader of the most powerful country in the world was inspired by this publication to link Ted Cruz’s father to the Kennedy assassination.

I hope you expect higher standards.

Do you really want to talk about toilet bowl lows?

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With Clinton, we were not talking about behavior that he (allegedly) committed while he was a private citizen, 12 years before becoming president.

So, please, let's not logically equate and compare things that are not logically equal or comparable.

Let's not try to pretend these are different simply because one happened before one was in office. The criticism of both is for cheating on their wives.

So please, let's not try to make up silly logic to excuse away hypocritical behavior.

Also, not only did this alleged tryst with Stormy Daniels happen well before Trump became president

Which is entirely irrelevant.

but it also happened while he was still a liberal Democrat.

Which he was only ever pretending to be, and never actually was.

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Looking forward to story number three! Great acquisition, that Rudy!

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White Supremacy is not a religion, friend.

Neither is ignorance.

Also, the only thing he did for evangelicals is prove that none of them actually believe in what they preach.

Where do you find the time to speak to every Evangelical?

You can't be a "selective believer". Also proved them complete hypocrites, like certain posters on here who said he didn't do something, then say, "so what?" when it's proven he did (the same things they STILL blame Clinton for). 

That goes right back to the left, selective beliefs go both ways, so once again, you are not making any valid points.

NONE even holding a candle towards Trump.

Actually, far worse when you look at the records, but the left always give a pass to that. They live and wallow in their own wretched hypocrisy unaware that everyone near and far can smell the stench.

So, now it's admitted he knew about the payments and that he lied, again.

Can you prove it? If you can concretely prove it, I'll apologize, but somehow I fell that won't happen, but please go ahead.

Another "so what?" moment where you go back on the moral outrage?

No, I don't need to, I just think you guys are just too hilariously funny.

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Coming from who? I'm not a party just an individual. I've had no presidents. Probably still can't take your mind off a night with Stormy.

Naw, I'm not a lib, I wouldn't have the time nor the desire.

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But with all of these positives going on, what is the big story here with the liberal media? A relationship that Trump supposedly had with some porn star, more than a decade before he became president ... and while he was still a liberal Democrat.

Oh the story is about the never-ending unbelievable string of lies and changing stories from the Pres about this incident. Had Trump grown a pair, admitted to the affair and apologized and said he made a mistake, this story would have been out of the headlines in a week.

But no, he decided to say a lot of stupid stuff instead which keeps the story alive. His choice.

Fox News.com might want to insert "The problem with liberals is" at the start of every post on the comment section. It will save Trump fans some time during their distractions.

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*If Trump did have sex with her, I guess that would make him a lucky man, the woman is kind of hot

Yes, for him, good, but not for me. Uhhh, so what's your point?"

The problem with liberals is" at the start of every post on the comment section. It will save Trump fans some time during their distractions.

They should probably inset that liberals are delusional because they lack sleep being compulsively obsessive 24/7 with Trump and a failed Porn Star.

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Wow. 102 comments so far about the current Stormy Daniels and President Trump blather. Did anyone catch the photo of dear Stormy that originally accompanied the piece? She looked positively knackered! It didn't stay up for long, before being replaced by your standard " Hollywood" Stormy. Too weird. This it's so "non news". Can we please get over this rubbish? Its as interesting and thought provoking as yet another " comfort woman" story. Better to just ignore. The folks that promote stories like these will never be satisfied .

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What is it that liberals have against alpha males? As long as it's consensual, who cares where Trump puts his Peter?

I agree with that, so bend over and feel it coming :)

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@ 1glenn

The Bible says that when we lie, we are doing the Devil's work. Is there no end to Trump's lies?

Nah, the Devil is in consent :)

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It’s a stand up thing to pay back Cohen for covering Trumps payment to his one night stand. Not a big deal really. People are such prudes these days. It’s just sex - remember when Bill Clinton paid off Paula Jones.

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What you guys expect? Of course President Trump paid Cohen back. Wouldn’t you all want your money paid back too? And this happened before he was president unlike crooked Hililary’s spouse. Get over it, the sooner you liberals accept the fact President Trump is doing an Amazing job for the American people the better you’ll be mentally (Trump Deranged Syndrome).

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As our moms used to say: it's not the act itself; it's more about the lie trying to cover it up

Because if Trump was lying about something as simple as this, what else was he lying about, and why should we believe what he says in the future

It makes people correct to be skeptical of him, to take anything he says from now on with a grain of salt, that whatever he says happened may not be the truth

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What you guys expect? Of course President Trump paid Cohen back.

Exactly. Having a consensual affair is not a crime. I feel sort for the first lady and their child Baron but that’s her problem to handle - she can always divorce him. But I suspect she will do her best Hillary Clinton and “Stand by her Man” . He entered into a private agreement with Daniels to keep it quiet- what man of means wouldn’t? Private contractual agreements are not illegal. Daniels wants out of the agreement now hoping she can write a book and make even more money. Ok. But she did take the money already...,

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As our moms used to say: it's not the act itself; it's more about the lie trying to cover it up

The left should be experts on that front. Listen to your mom.

Because if Trump was lying about something as simple as this, what else was he lying about, and why should we believe what he says in the future.

It’s funny, Hillary gets immunity, smashes her HD, uses bleach bit to scrub them, uses her aides husband PC to hide more files who was a pedophile and by the stroke of luck was caught by the police and while looking at crimes on him Relating to his case stumbled on more Clinton mails, but that’s not as important than the payment of a failed greedy porn star. We have to get the President for this outrageous act. Too funny.

It makes people correct to be skeptical of him, to take anything he says from now on with a grain of salt, that whatever he says happened may not be the truth.

I felt like that about the government since I was old enough to vote. As my dad once told me, if you want to get into honest line of work, never get into politics, or law.

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God help those countries that rely US for regional security especially with this kind of President that say one thing and act another way.

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Legal sex. Don't care. The morality horse left the barn with Bill Clinton. Beating this horse just shows you for the hypocrits you are.

Go Trump / Go Pence!!!!

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It makes people correct to be skeptical of him, to take anything he says from now on with a grain of salt, that whatever he says happened may not be the truth.

I felt like that about the government since I was old enough to vote. As my dad once told me, if you want to get into honest line of work, never get into politics, or law.

That's good. Remember that next time Trump says something - don't automatically take it as true

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Ok. But she did take the money already..., but Trump just changed his story again and denied he made any payment or refund and Giuliani just made a mistake. LOL. So it would seem that the money is just s gift from Cohen and no confidentiality agreement was made.

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*I felt like that about the government since I was old enough to vote. As my dad once told me, if you want to get into honest line of work, never get into politics, or law. **and yet many people still take Trumps word as gospel. LOL*

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I understand that in the game of power politics, many countries around the world need to try to keep the US officially "on their side.," and thus don't dare say or do anything to embarrass the current administration in DC. Still, this Trump fellow is doing his best to Make America Ashamed Again. He is doing his best to turn this country into a third rate dictatorship.

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Hard to believe - Trump never pays his debts.

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