Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti asked one question that has Trump dead to rights. If Michael Cohen wasn’t working for Trump, why is Trump’s name all over the hush money documents prepared by Cohen?
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 10, 2018
Avenatti said on MSNBC’s The Beat With Ari Melber, “I stand by the statements that I have made. The fact of the matter is that this could be cleared up very, very simply by Mr. Cohen providing all of the financial documents that he believes substantiates this claim of his, that the money was all his money, that Mr. Trump never had anything to do with it. And quite honestly, if Mr. Trump wasn’t his client, then why did Mr. Cohen draft an agreement that had numerous places where Mr. Trump was to sign and has a number of references to Mr. Trump within the document. It makes no sense. If I’m out on my own, I don’t make all these documents that has reference to my client.”
Trump is busted. Stormy Daniels’ lawyer was right. If Cohen was working on his own, or for someone else, Trump’s name would not have been in the documents. It is common sense, and the explanation that Trump and Cohen are trying to pass off makes no sense at all. The important part of the Stormy Daniels story isn’t the court case. The unraveling cover-up is what is dominating the news and coming back to haunt the president.
Donald Trump could get away with these inept cover-ups as a private citizen, but the scrutiny that comes with the presidency is in a realm all of its own. The skeletons in the Trump closet are coming out one by one, and as is the case with most political scandals, it’s the cover-up, not the sex that will bring the politician down.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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