Trump Used Sham Invoices To Pay Off Mistresses

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    Trump’s company approved $420,000 in payments to Cohen, relying on ‘sham’ invoices, prosecutors say

    President Trump’s real estate company authorized paying $420,000 to lawyer Michael Cohen in his effort to silence women during the presidential campaign and then relied on “sham” invoices from Cohen that concealed the nature of the payments, according to legal filings released Tuesday.

    The payments began flowing in February 2017, soon after Trump took office, when Cohen approached Trump Organization executives seeking to be reimbursed for “election-related” expenses, prosecutors said.


    "B-b-b-b-b-but Hillary!"

    "B-b-b-b-b-but sham invoices are legal! I'm a certified election expert!"

    "Look! A rabid Mexican squirrel!"
     
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    Trump’s company approved $420,000 in payments to Cohen, relying on ‘sham’ invoices, prosecutors say

    Cohen submitted monthly invoices and received all the monthly checks, according to the filings, for a total of $420,000.

    “In truth and fact, there was no such retainer agreement, and the monthly invoices COHEN submitted were not in connection with any legal services he had provided in 2017,” prosecutors wrote.

    Trump’s trust paid Cohen early in 2017, but according to Trump’s attorney, he personally paid Cohen the rest of the monthly invoices. The payments, as well as Cohen’s admission to prosecutors that he made illegal campaign contributions “in cooperation” with Trump’s campaign, present potential legal questions for Trump’s company and his campaign, experts said.
     
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    So he took money from one of his companies to try to hide that he was paying off women to be quiet. Ok, but all this happened before he became president.

    Yes, yes, I know you don't want to hear about the fact that Bill Clinton did worse things and was able to remain in office.
     
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    What part of "The payments began flowing in February 2017, soon after Trump took office" did you not see, willfully blind monkey?
     
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    Some are saying the fact that Trump paid Cohen back meant it wasn't campaign funds used to pay the women, and so nothing illegal happened. Is this getting him off the hook?
     
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    Trump directed Cohen to make an illegal campaign contribution. And then Trump used sham invoices to pay Cohen back.

    So...hell no. This does not get Trump off the hook. The hook just got bigger and pointier.
     
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    More reason to make an example out of the Orange Virus, don't you think?
     
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