“I was in a parking lot going to a fitness class with my infant daughter,” she told the “60 Minutes” correspondent and CNN host Anderson Cooper. “And a guy walked up on me and said to me, ‘Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.’ And he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, ‘That’s a beautiful little girl, it would be a shame if something happened to her mom.’ ”
Just because the Stormy Daniels revelations don’t have the intrigue of a sexual fetish does not mean that this isn’t important. This is incredibly disturbing. And that’s not all: Trump’s payment via his lawyer to Daniels may have violated campaign finance laws.
According to The Washington Post:
The law here is clear, but the facts of each case are murky. Was Cohen acting solely as Cohen when interacting with Daniels and (allegedly) McDougal’s attorney? Were these two payments meant to aid Trump’s election or were they simply coincidences? The answers to those questions seem pretty clear, but it’s hard to prove them, particularly given a notoriously apathetic regulating body in the FEC.
During the “60 Minutes” interview on Sunday, Anderson Cooper — again the interviewer — asked an expert whether Cohen’s possible legal violations here might give special counsel Robert S. Mueller III leverage over him. The answer to that is probably fairly simple: No. Cohen certainly knows that the FEC likely wouldn’t take any action and that, if it did, he would probably only be fined.
Is this Trump’s way of making America great again?