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Campaign-finance laws are hopelessly
confusing when it comes to hush money

New York Post, by Jacob Sullum

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 9/1/2018 5:46:13 AM

Donald Trump’s critics say his defense of hush payments to women who claim to have had sex with him betrays a misunderstanding of campaign finance law. If so, it is hard to see how the president could have “knowingly and willfully” violated the law, as required for a criminal conviction. Last week, Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer, pleaded guilty to making an excessive campaign contribution by paying porn star Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, $130,000 in exchange for her silence about her alleged affair with Trump. Cohen also admitted he caused an illegal corporate campaign donation

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MainelySane, 9/1/2018 7:21:38 AM     (No. 11742808)

Campaign contributions are made to politicians so that they can spend the money to influence the outcome of an election... to convince voters to vote FOR them and not for other candidates.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 9/1/2018 9:35:11 AM     (No. 11742994)

Not confusing to me. I am done with this story, do not care about it. I will be voting for Trump, today, tomorrow, and the next day.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: EmilioCavaradosi, 9/1/2018 1:34:32 PM     (No. 11743401)

No, Hillary could not have been ignorant of the law with respect to the special access "code word" material she posted. One get an individual very detailed briefing (called "reading in" for that matter) on the law for each "code word" clearance you receive, even if one is a cabinet officer.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dvc, 9/1/2018 11:23:04 PM     (No. 11743971)

Not illegal.

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