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OffbeatGiuliani makes new defense of Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal payments

23:45  19 december  2018
23:45  19 december  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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President Trump’ s lawyer Rudy Giuliani floated a new line of defense Wednesday regarding payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal in the final stretches of the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Giuliani makes new defense of Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal payments© The Hill Giuliani makes new defense of Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal payments President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani floated a new line of defense Wednesday regarding payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal in the final stretches of the 2016 presidential campaign.

In an unsolicited text to The Hill on Wednesday afternoon, Giuliani argued that those payments would not violate campaign finance laws "even if a purpose was to aid the campaign."

Such payments would be defensible, he argued, so long as "there is a strong personal component to a payment - like protecting your wife, children and family from scandal."

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Rudy Giuliani floated a new line of defense regarding hush money payments President Trump made to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal in an unsolicited text message to The Hill. Giuliani argued that those payments would not violate campaign finance laws “even if a purpose was to aid the

The payments, facilitated by Michael Cohen, the president's former personal attorney, were intended to keep the women from going public with allegations they had affairs with Trump a decade previously. Trump denies the affairs.

Giuliani's interpretation of the law is vigorously contested by many lawyers and other experts, who insist that any payment intended - even in part - to help a political campaign must be reported as a contribution.

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Will Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal be indicted for receiving illegal payments ? Well… it sounds like a preamble to an admission that Trump did know about the payments , and directed Cohen to make them.

In that instance, where payments were also made to conceal an extramarital affair, the jury was told "the government does not have to prove that the sole or only purpose of the money was to influence the election....If you find beyond a reasonable doubt that one of [the] purposes was to influence an election, then that would be sufficient" to prove a breach of the law.

The payments to Daniels and McDougal - an adult actress and model, respectively - are under renewed scrutiny as a result of Cohen's cooperation with prosecutors.

Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison last week, including on charges of campaign finance violations related to the two women.

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC's "Good Morning America" last Friday, Cohen said that Trump directed him to make the payments, adding that "of course" the future president knew the payments were wrong.

Trump's past testimony indicates knowledge of campaign finance law: report.
President Trump gave sworn statements years ago that indicate he has an extensive knowledge of campaign finance laws, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, a key factor in whether or not prosecutors could successfully pursue a case against him over certain payments during the 2016 election. The Journal cited two separate instances where Trump gave testimony about his experience with campaign donations. The first came in 1988 when he testified for a government integrity commission. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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