Depends on the trail. This business with paying hush money to a porn star about an affair from a decade ago. We have a precedent to refer to, see John Edwards. I seriously doubt they would indict over that, or else they already would have, since it's not exactly breaking news that the hush money was paid. But it seems like they're simply using it as an excuse to raid Michael Cohen's office, where they are probably hoping to find something unrelated to charge Trump with.GRtak;n3548400 said:All special prosecutors operate in that fashion. They start on trail A, and come across trail B, C, and D. Should they ignore other crimes that get uncovered?
That will look great on a red hat in 2020.prizrak;n3548486 said:That's unethical but don't think it would be illegal.
There's lots of overlapping laws that could be at play, even before campaign finance fraud. Even just starting at the baseline: is this money considered a gift to Donald J. Trump as just a person and not a presidential candidate? Then the limit for giving money to someone is $14K, without needing to declare receiving it on your taxes. Is a payment made on your behalf the same thing as a gift? What if you didn't know about it? What if you did? (which is interesting, given his rant on Fox News yesterday when he said Michael Cohen DID represent him, but at the same time all along he said he claimed he didn't even know about it...which aren't mutually exclusive, but...).prizrak;n3548524 said:You are very right on politics being dirty everywhere and I am not in any way defending Trump here, just was wondering about legal statutes.
"Black and white" thinking is a sign of Borderline Personality Disorder, not Bipolar Disorder (which is primarily related to mood, not personality or cognition)Eye-Q;n3549364 said:Trump has to be bipolar or something - first he calls Kim Jong Un "little rocket man" and threatens pretty blatantly with the US's nuclear arsenal, then pretty much all of a sudden agrees to a "peace summit", then on Thursday there is an official letter of cancelling the "peace summit", now he speaks about "productive talks about reinstating the summit" again... :?
Since when is flip-flopping all the damn time a good idea to lead "the leader of the free world"? The world doesn't function without something like "stability" and "dependability", and currently it seems the government of the US of A is neither of those...
The funny or rather curious thing for me about this is that some people seem to think that (if there was a case was bought against him) - he wouldn't be impeachment FIRST.GRtak;n3549678 said:He didn't know about the meeting, now he laid out the initial response to the meeting... More lies, and he can't be charged with a crime while in office, and he can of course pardon himself. Just another day on the Trump merry go round.[...]