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National Enquirer (AMI) strikes a deal with the Special Counsel

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posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 04:54 PM
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Under the deal, AMI admitted it worked with the campaign to kill stories “about the presidential candidate’s relationships with women” and agreed to cooperate. As early as August 2015, Pecker agreed to identify any damaging information about Trump that came his way and suppress it by buying the stories and not publishing them -- a practice known as “catch and kill.”

The deal with prosecutors was announced shortly after Cohen, Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer, was sentenced to three years in prison. That was in part for his role in a $150,000 payment by AMI to silence former Playboy model Karen McDougal about her alleged extramarital affair with Trump. According to documents filed in the AMI matter, Cohen promised that AMI would be reimbursed for buying her story.


Bloomberg.com
Copy of Agreement



And this will show intent.

We can already see the feeble attempts by the President to shift all the blame on Cohen, saying he's a lawyer, he knows what he's doing. As if that excuse ever worked for any mafioso who had lawyers working for them. This deal with AMI will show where the orders came from and who was in charge and made those deals willingly.

Looks like we get to witness the first American President to get impeached and removed.


“You now have AMI admitting that the payments were made for the purpose of influencing the election,” said Robert Mintz, a former federal prosecutor who is now in private practice in New Jersey and isn’t involved in the case. “It’s a critical admission because, if true, it transforms the payment into a criminal violation as opposed to simply a private transaction.”



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posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 05:05 PM
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Maybe it's me, but I think it's a big stretch to say the payments were made to "influence the election," as oppose to saving face, by not disclosing embarrassing information about Trump's extramarital affairs.



posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 05:08 PM
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originally posted by: shawmanfromny
Maybe it's me, but I think it's a big stretch to say the payments were made to "influence the election," as oppose to saving face, by not disclosing embarrassing information about Trump's extramarital affairs.


But they made a deal and said they worked with the campaign, meaning elections.



Under the deal, AMI admitted it worked with the campaign to kill stories “about the presidential candidate’s relationships with women” and agreed to cooperate.


This one will be very hard to get out of or explain. Probably why Trump has been acting more desperate and erratic lately, even for him.

And we already gave a tape of Cohen and Trump, leaked a while ago, where Trump authorizes they be repaid. He makes the call.



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posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 05:18 PM
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Just as real, as the Genius Russians, who dicided the US election with 100.000 dollars of ads on Facebook agains the hundreds of millions of dollars spent by the candidates.
Russians are really good at winning elections, the western politicans clearly suck at it!

As stated before, this is not a big criminal offence, this is (maybe) worthy of a fine. But, if you lose an election, you must have someone to blame...
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posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 05:22 PM
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originally posted by: Mahogany

originally posted by: shawmanfromny
Maybe it's me, but I think it's a big stretch to say the payments were made to "influence the election," as oppose to saving face, by not disclosing embarrassing information about Trump's extramarital affairs.


But they made a deal and said they worked with the campaign, meaning elections.



Under the deal, AMI admitted it worked with the campaign to kill stories “about the presidential candidate’s relationships with women” and agreed to cooperate.


This one will be very hard to get out of or explain. Probably why Trump has been acting more desperate and erratic lately, even for him.

And we already gave a tape of Cohen and Trump, leaked a while ago, where Trump authorizes they be repaid. He makes the call.




The key is Trump's personal intent, in order for it to be criminal, and if he knew that it was subject to campaign finance rules. 1), It would still be unprecedented for such acts to fall successfully under such an interpretation as campaign finance and 2) did Trump himself approve of this, and 3) was he aware, personally, that it was a violation at the time (if) asked them to do it. It must be done "Knowingly".



posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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Looks like Cohen was compromised and bought off.

Seems everything he did in the name of "Trump" was set-up 😀



posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 05:25 PM
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So like when the Obama campaign paid $150,000 to Wright to keep quiet.



posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 05:36 PM
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a reply to: Mahogany

Keep fantasizing.

Wait... Pecker?

The dude's name is PECKER?

Damn. Might as well just go for it and change his name to Penis.



posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 05:38 PM
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Or perhaps we just call him "Mr. Pink".



posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 06:10 PM
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a reply to: Goedhardt

It was $4,700 of Google ads.

Election meddling!



posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 06:20 PM
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Let’s see how deep the double standards go, it’ll ignite a “big ass war” right across the western world



posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 06:27 PM
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originally posted by: timequake

originally posted by: Mahogany

originally posted by: shawmanfromny
Maybe it's me, but I think it's a big stretch to say the payments were made to "influence the election," as oppose to saving face, by not disclosing embarrassing information about Trump's extramarital affairs.


But they made a deal and said they worked with the campaign, meaning elections.



Under the deal, AMI admitted it worked with the campaign to kill stories “about the presidential candidate’s relationships with women” and agreed to cooperate.


This one will be very hard to get out of or explain. Probably why Trump has been acting more desperate and erratic lately, even for him.

And we already gave a tape of Cohen and Trump, leaked a while ago, where Trump authorizes they be repaid. He makes the call.




The key is Trump's personal intent, in order for it to be criminal, and if he knew that it was subject to campaign finance rules. 1), It would still be unprecedented for such acts to fall successfully under such an interpretation as campaign finance and 2) did Trump himself approve of this, and 3) was he aware, personally, that it was a violation at the time (if) asked them to do it. It must be done "Knowingly".


Absolutely wrong.

Ignorance of the law is not a reason for the law not to apply.

If you're doing under the table deals such as paying off porn stars, especially during a national candidacy for President, you need to make sure what you're doing is not illegal.

Also, the fact that Cohen recorded this conversation probably means they both knew what they were doing and Cohen wanted the boss on tape ordering it done.



posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 06:36 PM
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originally posted by: Mahogany

originally posted by: timequake

originally posted by: Mahogany

originally posted by: shawmanfromny
Maybe it's me, but I think it's a big stretch to say the payments were made to "influence the election," as oppose to saving face, by not disclosing embarrassing information about Trump's extramarital affairs.


But they made a deal and said they worked with the campaign, meaning elections.



Under the deal, AMI admitted it worked with the campaign to kill stories “about the presidential candidate’s relationships with women” and agreed to cooperate.


This one will be very hard to get out of or explain. Probably why Trump has been acting more desperate and erratic lately, even for him.

And we already gave a tape of Cohen and Trump, leaked a while ago, where Trump authorizes they be repaid. He makes the call.




The key is Trump's personal intent, in order for it to be criminal, and if he knew that it was subject to campaign finance rules. 1), It would still be unprecedented for such acts to fall successfully under such an interpretation as campaign finance and 2) did Trump himself approve of this, and 3) was he aware, personally, that it was a violation at the time (if) asked them to do it. It must be done "Knowingly".


Absolutely wrong.

Ignorance of the law is not a reason for the law not to apply.

If you're doing under the table deals such as paying off porn stars, especially during a national candidacy for President, you need to make sure what you're doing is not illegal.

Also, the fact that Cohen recorded this conversation probably means they both knew what they were doing and Cohen wanted the boss on tape ordering it done.


Actually, it isn't illegal since those agreements are CIVIL matters and not something criminalized like you want it to be.

And Trump wouldn't use campaign money for something like that anyways. All the fake news against Trump and the bearing of false witness against him by the left/MSM is making folks with severe TDS an easy target for even more TDS when these falsehoods fail against him like they keep doing. Best prepare for another big letdown.



posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 06:37 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
Looks like Cohen was compromised and bought off.

Seems everything he did in the name of "Trump" was set-up 😀


He was in the employ of trump so it was trump that paid him for services rendered.

And now with Pecker sticking it to trump, it's just icing on Muellers cake.

www.rawstory.com...

www.foxnews.com...
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edit on 12-12-2018 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: Mahogany




If you're doing under the table deals such as paying off porn stars, especially during a national candidacy for President, you need to make sure what you're doing is not illegal.


Thus the reason for a lawyer.





Also, the fact that Cohen recorded this conversation probably means they both knew what they were doing and Cohen wanted the boss on tape ordering it done.

Sure. OR, he wanted dirt on DJT. Regardless of the reason, it was still done and Cohen wasn't forced to do anything.



posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 06:58 PM
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a reply to: Mahogany

Trump’s defence remains despite your adamance. It was a private payment



posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 07:13 PM
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the plot thins...



posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 07:14 PM
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originally posted by: Propagandalf
a reply to: Mahogany

Trump’s defence remains despite your adamance. It was a private payment


Trumps new lawyer Rudy Giuliani should be able to mount a credible defense....


www.politico.com...



posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 07:20 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12

originally posted by: Propagandalf
a reply to: Mahogany

Trump’s defence remains despite your adamance. It was a private payment


Trumps new lawyer Rudy Giuliani should be able to mount a credible defense....


www.politico.com...




If only the SDNY could mount a credible prosecution.



posted on Dec, 12 2018 @ 07:25 PM
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Remember Russian collusion?

Yeah me neither

But ewwwww!

Trump paying extortionists!

Now that is real election interference!







 
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