May 3, 2018

The big story this morning seems to be Rudy Giuliani saying on Fox News that President Trump reimbursed his lawyer for a $130,000 “shut up and go away” payment to porn star Stormy Daniels over an alleged one-night tryst 11 years ago.


Some people are saying this is a nothingburger, and it actually undercuts a legal threat to Trump because it wasn’t campaign money (hence Giuliani, who is a lawyer, purposely saying it.) The anti-Trump media outlets are making a federal case out of it (“We’ve got that wily wabbit now!!”) I’m not a lawyer and don’t know about the legalities. I also don’t know what the full story is: Rudy didn’t make it clear whether Trump knowingly reimbursed his attorney for this specific expense or just had him on a retainer to repay all expenses paid on his behalf (I hate to break it to Trump haters, but people who run both multi-billion-dollar corporations and presidential campaigns don’t vet every expense personally.) I also don’t know the answer to the question that millions of Americans must be asking themselves: if this woman accepted $130,000 to shut up and go away, then why won’t she shut up and go away already?

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Probably because if she went away, CNN would have to sign off the air. The Media Research Center looked into CNN’s coverage from March 7 to April 30. In less than two months, while such major news stories as the North Korean nuclear turnaround were happening, CNN somehow found time to interview Michael Avanatti, porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, a staggering 59 times! He must’ve been living in CNN’s studios. Perhaps in a sign that the Russian collusion narrative is pooping out, Trump-bashing Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who gets his healthy tan from TV lights, saw his CNN appearances drop 40% to only 17 during that same period.

By comparison, during the same period of less than two months, while CNN was interviewing the porn star's mouthpiece 59 times, all 51 Republican Senators combined received just 34 interviews.

THIS…is CNN! Boom-chicka-wow-wow!...




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  • Rod A Cannon

    05/04/2018 05:08 PM

    if this woman accepted $130,000 to shut up and go away, then why won’t she shut up and go away already?...This has been my question since the beginning!

  • Jeanne C Orrison

    05/04/2018 02:32 PM

    In listening to what President Trump said when asked if he knew about the "hush money" payment to Ms. Daniels, he answered "no", but the questioner did not make it clear if he meant - did he know about it at the time it was made? - or - did he ever know about it? If it was "did he know about it at the time" it could very easily be "no" because he probably didn't. Then when he found out about it later, he repaid the money to his lawyer, which was very decent. If this is what happened, then, "no", he didn't know about it at the time it was made, but "yes" he did know about it later. I think this need cleared up to show whether he lied or not.

  • Joann Maager

    05/04/2018 12:33 PM

    did she pay taxes on this money or did she ignore it like other pay-offs.

  • rodney burke

    05/04/2018 12:03 PM

    well, morons can't make a logical case for anything because they are morons. So let's move on and consider the source as idiots and morons who aren't intelligent enough to evaluate what is said and go from there.

  • Sarah Ryan

    05/04/2018 01:20 AM

    I think Trump was paying his retainer to Cohen....people who have a LOT of assets keep one, or several attorneys on retainer. The libatards needs to focus on the Clinton regime AND Comeys leaks and withholding vital info re: Hillary's emails and Uranium 1... They should be keeping a running total on her!

  • Brenda Eveld

    05/03/2018 04:24 PM

    Did he or didn't he repay the 130,000? Sorry but far as I'm concerned it is a 'biggy' if he knowingly repaid because it's means that he has been lying about this! So far I do not think the President has told an outright lie which is a good thing because to me a liar can never be trusted in anything, period.
    Hopefully, our confidence will be reaffirmed in short order with a statement from the Mayor.

  • Robert zimmerman

    05/03/2018 04:19 PM

    I stopped listening to the left a long time ago. Triggers them every time I tell them I do not care what they think. And I Have not watched CNN in Years. If you remember Spy vs Spy, that is what I think of Mika and Joe. Cartoon characters.

  • Jacob Baird

    05/03/2018 03:58 PM

    CNN is a joke. I only watch them when I want a laugh. Great for comedy.