Lock Him Up! New reports show President Trump’s hush money payment of $130,000 to adult film star Stormy Daniels constitutes an election law felony.
Earlier this year, multiple media reports showed that President Donald Trump paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in 2016 to keep her silent about a sexual affair the two had more than 10 years ago, around the same time his wife Melania gave birth to their son Barron.
The payoff came right before the 2016 presidential election, and was handled by Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, who has admitted to paying the adult film star $130,000 in 2016.
The payment was to buy silence; however, Daniels is now suing Trump, claiming the “hush money” agreement is invalid because Trump never signed it.
Adult film star Stormy Daniels sued President Donald Trump on Tuesday, alleging that he never signed a nondisclosure agreement that his lawyer had arranged with her.
The civil suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and obtained by NBC News, alleges that her agreement not to disclose her “intimate” relationship with Trump is invalid because while both Daniels and Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen signed it, Trump never did.
Responding to the news, Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu issued the following tweet, noting that the new lawsuit shows that the payment from Cohen on behalf of Trump violated federal election law:
Hush agreement & side letter attached to Stormy Daniels’ filing essentially shows coordination between @realDonaldTrump, Cohen & Daniels. That means the $130k payment from Cohen to Daniels to silence her during the campaign violated federal election law. Penalty is 5 year felony. https://t.co/L4DdhNCpv3
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 7, 2018
(Hush agreement & side letter attached to Stormy Daniels’ filing essentially shows coordination between @realDonaldTrump, Cohen & Daniels. That means the $130k payment from Cohen to Daniels to silence her during the campaign violated federal election law. Penalty is 5 year felony.)
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 5, 2018
(If this article is true, it shows Cohen coordinated with @realDonaldTrump or his campaign. That makes the $130k payment to Stormy Daniels a felony in violation of federal election law.
Last week @RepKathleenRice & I asked @FBI to investigate this suspicious payment.)
Lieu is not the only one asking for an investigation and suggesting Trump committed a felony by violating federal election laws. Earlier this year the watchdog group Common Cause filed a pair of complaints with the Justice Department and the Federal Election Commission, suggesting that the payment to the porn star was in reality an illegal donation to the Trump presidential campaign.
In short, by making a secret hush money payment to Stormy Daniels, Trump violated federal election laws and committed a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.
Bottom line: Lock him up!