Donald Trump admits to a felony in the middle of a Fox News interview, no biggie

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I’m not even going to pretend that Donald Trump is *particularly* sweaty this week, because I think his current unhinged state has been happening for a while. I still believe that the Treason Summit in Helsinki was the dividing line – Trump of course had been unhinged and terrible before then, but everything that came after the Treason Summit just felt different. Trump put it all out there: he was a traitor, openly, and without question. Even Republicans admitted it, although they’re still not doing anything about it. So what we have now is a macabre fait accompli and itchy tweets at 1 am.

Yes, tweeting at 1:10 am will help matters. Not to mention that this tweet came just hours after Trump admitted to a federal crime on Fox News:

Speaking with Ainsley Earhardt (whose name sounds like a Sorkin character), Trump admits full-on that he paid off his mistresses to stay silent during the campaign.

EARHARDT: Did you know about the payments?

TRUMP: Later on I knew. Later on. But you have to understand, Ainsley, what he did ― and they weren’t taken out of campaign finance. That’s a big thing. That’s a much bigger thing. Did they come out of the campaign? They came from me. I tweeted about it. I don’t know if you know, but I tweeted about the payments…But they didn’t come out of the campaign. In fact, my first question when I heard about it was, did they come out of the campaign? Because that could be a little dicey. They didn’t come out of the campaign, and that’s big. It’s not even a campaign violation.

[From HuffPo]

Trump is admitting to a felony. Not only that, he’s admitting that he was lying this whole time and that his people were lying this whole time, no surprise.

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  1. Snowflake says:

    Always has to mention Obama, smh

    • RBC says:

      If he doesn’t say Obama, Crooked Hillary or fake news at least once a day, the long hair guinea on his head gets upset and bites him.

      • Earthbound Misfit says:

        Those are the bright shiny objects he uses to distract his base from what’s really happening.

      • manda says:

        hahahaha, that was so funny!

        Also, is his face covered in freckles? I’ve never noticed how bad his skin is

      • Kitten says:

        LMAO

      • Betsy says:

        @manda – he looks like Kath and Kim after their peels.

      • Lilian says:

        Today he tweeted bullsh$t about my county. If you are dumb then stay dumb but don’t brung your racist bull into a country you know nothing about.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        his skin IS bad. if all you eat is fast food and all you drink is coke or diet coke, you’re going to look like warm sh*t.

        that’s why he covers himself in orange paint.

        I’m f*cking furious that the spineless GOP doesn’t take action on this criminal. I hope they all go down with him…and considering that Cohen was head of the RNC finances, some of them might. he knows where the money came from and who it went to. Good luck, comrades, you f*cking traitors.

      • susiecue says:

        Thank you so much for that!

      • magnoliarose says:

        Hahaha. I will never view 45′s coiffure in the same way.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        RBC, you win the Internet today.

        But I choked on my coffee when I read your post and may have probably (would I lie?) ruined my iPad, so you will also be hearing from my attorney, Michael Cohen. If he’d just answer his fecking phone.

      • Ela says:

        @Lilian Are you South African? So, am I. My first reaction is meh. What exactly is he going to do. Sanction us, not trade with us? We have been through a lot worse than Donald Trump. I would have preferred if our government hadn’t responded at all. And Tucker Carlson needs to know in South Africa that he is relegated a satellite package that hardly anyone subscribes to.

      • Naomi11 says:

        OMG! LMFAO!!!! Awesome!

      • Veronica S. says:

        Tucker Carlson doesn’t actually give a shit about what’s going on in South Africa. What he cares about is how it can be used to frighten Trump’s ignorant, racially biased base – i.e. look what can happen to you when white and predominantly male politicians aren’t in power. Of course, it’s bereft of any self-awareness that what they’re really saying is that they’re afraid minorities will do to them what they’ve been doing for centuries.

      • jwoolman says:

        That whole South Africa propaganda bit was puzzling. So Trump has never heard of government’s right of eminent domain? A friend lost her house that way to make room for a road, in the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

        South Africa is apparently trying to undo damage done earlier by land taken from the original inhabitants, to try to equalize land ownership which is disproportionately in the hands of white citizens as a result. So yeah, some people are going to lose some of their land and are undoubtedly not happy about it.

        And I think it would be big news anywhere if large numbers of white or other colors of South African farmers were suddenly being murdered over this. That the farmers are ticked, I can believe (so was my friend). Murdered – unlikely.

      • Endoplasmic_ridiculum says:

        I just pictured what you said actually happening and burst out laughing. Seriously, the funniest comment.

      • Q T Hush says:

        LOL! Thanks for brightening my day RBC.

      • Allie M. says:

        @Lilian- As an American, I am disgusted with his embarrassing “representation.” I sincerely apologize with all my heart for his petty insults. We don’t all agree with him and we didn’t all vote for him. :( *hugs*

    • Mac says:

      Check outside, I’m pretty sure pigs are flying. David Pecker flipped. I am getting close to believing the end has begun.

      • Christin says:

        It’s like dominoes. Once one falls, others tip over as well.

        So much for loyal “friends”. Time to save one’s own skin.

      • Fluffy Princess says:

        He flipped and got immunity. This guy knows that DT would never go to jail for him, why should he do time for DT?

        If things get ugly-ugly between them, expect some JUICY gossip to start appearing on the old National Enquirer. It sounds like those deals the National Enquirer made to kill stories like Karen McDougal’s, could suddenly find themselves resurrected. . .since the deal is between the NE and whomever they paid for their story…not NE, DJT and whomever the payee turns out to be. . . ?

  2. Aang says:

    It still won’t matter. I think the democrats will take the house and draw up impeachment. The senate won’t vote on it. He won’t be re-elected in2020 and the deplorables will spend the rest of their lives saying 5,000,000 illegals, including Obama and his fake birth certificate, voted and that’s what he lost. Our country may or may not survive the entrenchment trump has caused. Best case we put a band aid on it and it festers to reemerge later. Worse case, civil war and the coasts end up as their own country. I can see the north east, west coast, southern Florida, and Puerto Rico as the New United States. And the rest as Trumplandia.

    • Kitten says:

      I try not to think about what could happen if he were to be impeached. His base is terrifying and I could absolutely see the Alt Right faction and the 2A jackoffs causing some problems.

      • Esmom says:

        Eh, I used to feel that way but as everyone reminds me, they are in the minority. Their latest rally drew, what, a couple dozen losers with shields and facemasks? My thinking now is that their numbers, not to mention their mobilization capabilities, are nowhere near that of the resistance.

      • Kitten says:

        But the “minority” is still well into the millions. I think people forget that public “Unite The Right”-style gatherings don’t effectively represent how many Alt Right nut jobs are out there. Remember that these people have jobs, they have a family–they don’t necessarily want to publicly parade their racism for the world to see. They’ve seen what happened to the guys in Charlottesville and they don’t want to be put on blast like that. I mean, there’s a reason why the KKK used to wear hoods. These guys hold racist viewpoints but don’t want to be called racist.

        So for me, it’s not so much the tiki torch crowd I’m afraid of, it’s the MAGA hats-the people who feel they can be as hateful and racist as they want at a Trump rally, because that’s “socially acceptable”. The red hat is the new white hood.

        Speaking of MAGA hats, I saw my first one in-person last Sunday at a brewery in Western Mass. We moved away from them quickly…

      • Esmom says:

        Kitten, Fair points. It’s so hard to say what might happen. I tend to think the affluent, white MAGAts I’m acquainted with who regurgitate Fox talking points on FB won’t do anything. They’re not capable of looking past their own wallets and their own insular little country club existences. They’ll just go back to complaining and blaming libs for everything like they did during the Obama years.

        I still think most of the people at his unhinged rallies aren’t capable of doing much outside the confines of those safe, hate-filled spaces. But, as someone who was caught off guard by Trump’s election, what do I know?

        My son and I saw MAGA hats for sale at a truck stop in Indiana this summer. $10 bucks on clearance, lol. He wanted to buy one as a joke but I restrained him. I didn’t even want to be near that awful merch.

      • B n A fan says:

        He looks like he’s eating himself to a heart attack. He looks like he gained about 20 lbs since his dr feel good says he’s in great health. I bet he’s eating 3 scoops every night, two large Mickey D’s, a large coke to calm himself from running down Pennsylvania Ave. screaming No collusion, No collusion, no collusion 😝.

      • Kitten says:

        @ Esmom- LOL @ bargain bin MAGA hat.

        I mean, maybe you’re right and these people are all talk. I sure hope so. But their seething rage and hatred for everything that doesn’t mesh with their limited worldview is..palpable.

        I do question how much of what I see on Twitter is representative of the Right or if it’s all just amplified because of the incredibly polarized political situation America is currently dealing with. Like, maybe MAGATs are all just a bunch of cowardly keyboard warriors who feel emboldened by Twitter’s relative anonymity. Maybe they wouldn’t do or say any of this shit to someone in person. Still, their undying devotion to Trump is like nothing I’ve ever seen before. It’s hard to get used to, that’s for sure.

        @BNA- I saw a couple brief clips of his latest rally and he was more orange, sweaty, and bloviating than ever before. He really did look like someone with astronomically high blood pressure. It would be a darn shame should he fall victim to a stroke…darn shame…

      • Christin says:

        In his latest TV interview, waist circumference appears to be at least 50 inches, too. Dietary efforts of Dr. Ronny and Melanie are apparently falling short.

        I’m laughing at the mental image of the fast food and cola being like pacifiers to prevent a complete meltdown.

      • Darla says:

        @kitten yes that WOULD be a shame! ;)

      • magnoliarose says:

        My relative still wears his MAGA hat and purposely uses a photo with him wearing it on his social media and in family photos. At least that is what I heard last time I even heard about him. He will never dump 45. His pride would never allow it.
        However, I don’t think he would go to his gun collection and go on a rampage if 45 goes down. In fact, it may be a relief to quietly stop openly supporting someone who is losing rabid supporters. Not because he disagrees with him of course, but because he doesn’t want to look like a loser.

      • B n A fan says:

        Kitten, honestly he looks like someone on his way to an heart attack. Btw, did you see that his 3 oldest children are under investigation by NYSDA’Office. I guess M Cohen has started dropping his first dime. I know by the time he’s done the dotard will wished he never ran for office and stole the election from Hillary.

      • LahdidahBaby says:

        I think those same thoughts every time I hope for imoeachment. I still have to hope for impeachment, but it is a scary damn thought.

      • Mac says:

        I expect Trump will so thoroughly disgrace himself in the end that no one but Junior will speak up for him.

    • Enn says:

      The Blue Wave is very uncertain right now. Please don’t get complacent. The DNC is a mess and organizers on the ground see how very close these races are. Pennsylvania will be lucky if we can hold onto Casey and Wolf.

      • Morning Coffee says:

        You are right Enn. I’m in Indiana – very red – where we have a moderate Democratic Senator up for reelection this year. I’m horrified at the number of people I see commenting that they aren’t going to vote for him if he doesn’t do this or that or if he doesn’t condemn Trump every damn day. The Republican running against him is a batshit crazy right-winger who beat two even more batshit crazy Republicans in the primary. This guy would be bad. Very bad. Not to mention that the Democrats would lose a seat. But the dummies have no concept that you have to be moderate to win in Indiana. So frustrating. And if he loses because a bunch of people vote for the Green Party candidate or the Libertarian I will lose my mind.

      • manda says:

        Yes! People that seem to think this is a given need to remember election night 2016. I remember throughout the election having this nagging feeling that Trump would win, and went to bed sick with that feeling once it was pretty much decided. Don’t put too much faith in the people. I remain cautiously optimistic

      • Rose says:

        Another pa resident here. The blue collar workers in my area loved Trump. Signs everywhere in 2016. I wasn’t too surprised when turned red. It’ll be interesting to see what the neighborhood looks like closer to November.

      • Diana says:

        @enn and @morning coffee – Democrats are so short-sighted sometimes it enrages. Get these ass-hats out of there and stop throwing tantrums about all or nothing. As adults, we have to make concessions sometimes. The number one goal should be taking power away from the republican thugs currently in office and restoring sanity. This madness needs to end full-stop. Our democracy is on life support yet these idealistic democrats are throwing out the baby with the bath water. Such spoiled brats…. we have children in cages! We need to do something! Now is not the time to protest vote!!’

      • Kitten says:

        True but I see it on either side. When Bernie recently appeared publicly with Andrew Gillum I saw TONS of comments on Twitter from people saying that they love his platform but can no longer vote for him because he’s associated with Bernie.

        And it’s f*cking infuriating to watch people on the left fight with each other like this. If you love–or even LIKE–a candidate’s platform, then vote for him/her. And when it’s two Dems up against each other and you feel unmoved by either of them, vote for the one that you think has the best chance of wining. We don’t need to split the vote right now.

        This is something that my BF and I continue to argue about. He basically sh*ts on any candidate that isn’t endorsed by Our Revolution. I’m tired of explaining to him why people in NY want Cuomo over Nixon. The left is a spectrum and moderate or centrist Dems often want something different than progressives. We have to find a way to accept each other for our differences while meeting each other halfway if we want to win.

      • magnoliarose says:

        @Kitten

        Agreed. I get tired of fighting with fellow Progressives sometimes and I get tired of fighting with Centrists. WE ARE ON THE SAME TEAM folks. Let us get into the ins and outs when we are firmly in control. Until then we should support each other and vote blue. Period.

      • Kitten says:

        @Magnoliarose- Exactly. IIRC you’re a registered Independent like me, correct?
        Personally I just want to WIN damn it and we should all be united by our mutual hatred of 45. Denying a candidate your vote because they aren’t perfect is so self-defeating. It’s like the voting equivalent of smashing your Keurig. We need to stop this sh*t.

        PS I like your new avi.

      • MeghanNotMarkle says:

        I’m a Libertarian but even I understand the importance right now of getting these nutjobs out of office. From an outsider’s point of view, the DNC is going to crash and burn if they don’t get their shit together. That glorious high road is the highway to hell but they won’t turn the bus around. The DNC has got to get off the high road and get down in the trenches. Get their hands dirty, find out what their constituents actually want instead of following the tainted carrot dangling in front of their faces. I don’t see a blue wave, I see a tidepool. They’ve got a lot of work to do.

    • NOTus says:

      Not a US citizen, but I do follow “ur” news, on social media, various outlets onyoutube, Political Shows like Daily or Real Time etc- at this point even with the indictments, i still see Trump winning in 2020.

      So please do NOT underestimate Trump again and vote for person who is more stable.

      • Diana says:

        Yes! Agree with all who think democrats fighting amongst each other and not rallying behind the most viable candidate best equipped to beat trump deserve to be b-slapped. We need to be united. We have legit bad guys at the helm right now. Please, let’s make it stop!!!! All of our basic human rights and basic decency is on the line. The idealism has a time and a place. Sorry if I sound like a cynic and a downer but shit is getting real so fast. We gotta get dirty and fight these soulless a-holes.

    • jwoolman says:

      I hope you’re wrong, because that would put me and the cats in Trumplandia. Will somebody help me move my entire house and yard and catproof fence to a saner area? I put a lot of money and effort into this system (particularly after the arrival of a small escape artist) and can’t afford to start all over….

  3. Lex says:

    How does the USA work? Who can charge him with this and put an impeachment proposal to Congress (is that how that works??) Is it happening? If not, why?

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      The House brings the charges of impeachment, and the Senate acts as the jury. Repubs control both . That’s why he hasn’t been impeached yet.

      • Morning Coffee says:

        Well, that and the fact that there is no clear definition of what “high crimes and misdemeanors” might be and that we don’t have the Mueller report. Everyone screaming for impeachment now – keep your powder dry. Wait for the full report. Impeachment is likely the most serious power given to Congress and Democrats seem to be taking that very seriously and slowly.

      • Christin says:

        I think we’re just seeing a very tiny tip of a massive iceberg right now. Let the red party keep ignoring it, and it will give time for more to be exposed.

    • Betsy says:

      The Republicans in Congress and in the Senate are supposed to act as a check and balance to the power from the Office of the President (the Democrats, too, but they’re not the problem here – only the GOP is failing to do its job). Traditionally, it’s been held that President has too much to do and so has not been subject to lawsuits, but this “president” has played golf approximately 200 days, tweets incessantly, and has himself started frivolous lawsuits while in office.

      So maybe the DOJ policy of not indicting a sitting “president” will be overturned.

      • Swack says:

        He also attends every possible rally that he can. I’m just baffled that he has time to fly to these different rallies. He obviously doesn’t have much to do (in his mind at least).

      • Christin says:

        His rallies are supposedly campaign events. If a network covers any part of them, why can’t the Dems receive an equal amount of time? I think someone (anyone) needs to declare a candidacy for this purpose, as candidates are to be given equal time.

      • jwoolman says:

        Christin – we haven’t had equal time rules for candidates in decades. This is why the media could ignore Hillary while fixated on everything Trump said.

  4. Digital Unicorn says:

    Why does he always sit on a chair like he’s on the toilet constipated?

    Let him keep giving these interviews, its only a matter of time before he admits to everything and he will as he can’t help himself. He really thinks that because he’s President he’s untouchable. America is not Russia or North Korea, even Presidents are held accountable,

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      I think it’s a big reason he’s running for president in 2020. If he should win (he won’t) he will be president until 2025 and most of the statute s of limitation for his crimes will have expired.

      • Nic919 says:

        A sealed indictment doesn’t run the statute of limitations so they can keep it sealed until he is out of office.

    • Esmom says:

      I think he sits like that because he’s just so damn uncomfortable in the job, in his skin, with his guilt and corruption. He’s in so far over his orange head that he not only can’t speak, he can’t even sit with a relaxed posture like most normal humans.

      • Nic919 says:

        He’s also gained a lot of weight over the last year and a half.

      • Kitten says:

        Could be hemorrhoids.

      • Juls says:

        He IS a hemorrhoid. He makes my a** itch!

      • jwoolman says:

        I think he has some attention deficit disorder. He drinks an enormous amount of Diet Coke, which if caffeinated may be for self-medicating. Both kids and adults with ADHD often find that caffeine is calming (stimulants tend to have that opposite effect on them).

    • Lightpurple says:

      Hemorrhoids.

      Trump has never read the Constitution and still does not know what the job of president is. Initially, he thought it was like being chairman of the board and he would only have to show up at quarterly board meetings. It was a shock to him that the job required moving to Washington and actually having to hire staff. Now, he thinks he’s some sort of monarch, an idea encouraged by Princess Nagini, who dearly wants to be a princess.

  5. Eric says:

    Don’t forget that Emperor Zero (aka Individual 1 aka Unindicted Co-conspirator) is admitting to a felony while he was a citizen, not “president.” How can someone commit a crime and then hide behind the office in which he used the crime to gain access to that office illegally?

    To all the CBers who remain cautiously optimistic, the Traitor Tot Train is about to crash…Bigly. The T Organization is under scrutiny by two separate magnifying glasses, the FEC and the IRS. Hellloooooo Traitor Kids! All hail NYAG Underwood! The Manafort trial is DC is going to do both of them in. And, if EZ is dumb enough to pardon on the Manafort Virginia trial, there are 10 counts to be retried. With Cohen the speed at which the train disaster hits will be accelerated and you have to admit, it’s been incredibly quick already!

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      Yes, when Cohen was subpoenaed regarding the drump foundation, I felt a moment of hope. I feel cautiously optimistic, but still worry.

      Today Maggie Haberman is shilling Trump’s story that Cohen wasn’t a big part of Bigly World. Can’t stand her splitting hairs type of tweets.

      • Christin says:

        Maggie is far closer to a PR person than a journalist. Like her mother, whose PR firm reportedly does/has done work for the Kushy and Dumpster families.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Maggie is trying to hold onto her BFF Princess Nagini

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Thank you, Eric.

    • jwoolman says:

      Ha ha. I read co-conspirator as Coke Conspirator at first.

  6. Chef Grace says:

    Nothing is going to happen. Nothing will change. The Russian’ s will manipulate this ‘election’ and life goes on under Putin’s puppet’s rule. No dems. No impeachment.

    • Eric says:

      Oh ye of little faith.

      One name: Allen Weisselberg

      “Boy this is gonna be good!”
      –Flounder (Animal House)

      • Esmom says:

        Lol. I agree that Weisselberg key here. I’m not as optimistic as you (who is, really?), but I have a bit more hope now than I did weeks or months ago.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I am an optimist like Eric. I believe we are seeing the change. It really has been different since Iceland.

    • Betsy says:

      Never despair.

    • Marty says:

      There was an attempted hack at the DNC yesterday. I hope for a blue wave, I am not sure if our election results will really reflect what the people voted for. They are also using gerrymandering, voter supression and anything else that they can.

      • jwoolman says:

        Paper ballots and hand recounts, or else the Democrats will have to win very big to outrun the hackers. It’s crazy that this hasn’t been a universal fix in every state of the Union.

        Those machines have been selectively hacked since 2004. That’s why exit polls no longer work to predict winners. They can be manipulated even if not hooked up to the net. People are too trusting.

        Make sure everybody checks that they are registered in their precinct. Huge efforts to purge voters this time around.

  7. boredblond says:

    Well if he knew nothing of payments, who is on the phone with his fixer/attorney deciding cash or check? Lies about lies about lies..and now he is going back to the racism his people so adore: his sc judge pick looks like he’s from central casting (he told crowd); spreading propaganda from white racist group about South Africa’s farmers; lying about % of crimes committed by “illegals” when using a woman’s death for political points. Nothing is too low.

  8. Beth says:

    He’s panicking bigly. Up in the middle of the night tweeting in all caps is a little strange. This clown thinks the market will crash if he’s impeached, but says a president who’s done such a good job would never be impeached. According to Donnie, flipping should be illegal, espescially if the stories are lies, so he must’ve forgotten that we all heard the tape of him and Cohen discussing hush money. Whoa, he’s going to crash

  9. Rose says:

    One thing that continually stands out is that he can’t finish one thought before moving onto the next. Finish one sentence before starting a new one. I think it’s getting worse. Please tell me someone else notices.

    • Christin says:

      It’s gibberish flowing from a frantic mind. He never was exceptionally articulate, though.

      There is an interview I watched from 25-35 years ago that had a similar broken thought pattern, so I think some of it is laziness. It’s hard to collect and say the best words!

      • Esmom says:

        “Gibberish flowing from a frantic mind” is such a good way to put it.

        I don’t think it’s really getting worse, either. His panic is just ratcheting up and he’s in a job that he’s so under qualified for that his BS skills that he thought were so bigly just can’t begin to past muster.

        I honestly think it’s not just laziness, although he is. He’s just not very intelligent.

      • Christin says:

        I agree it’s not only laziness. Probably a mix of laziness, low intellect and aging…and frantic fear.

    • Betsy says:

      Yes, it seems worse to me, too. And this was presumably in the morning when he’s at his sharpest (I understand that dementia gets worse in the evening).

    • magnoliarose says:

      He can’t keep his lies straight. He used to be able to get away with it but now it is all recorded. He’s like a sleazy used car salesman in a seedy lot full of lemons. He will say anything to make the sale and 45 does this when he talks. But now he has to try to watch his nature and recall what his position is supposed to be and he can’t.

      • Snowflake says:

        Yes! I’m a used car saleswoman and he reminds me so much of the old timers. Thats why i dont get why people like him so much, i thought people hated used car salesmen. And no, I’m not offended 😁

    • Save Mueller says:

      It’s getting worse. Did you see the gestation/chicken/turkey clip from the rally the other night? Downright terrifying, unbelievable that people support this obviously senile garbage heap.

  10. Darla says:

    Any other president would have had to resign this week. If not earlier. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I do have some hope. The southern district in NY is on the trump foundation and his kids. People think he can withstand anything because “nothing matters anymore” but I don’t really believe that. Maybe in my darker moments, but I don’t really believe it.

  11. Christin says:

    Too bad the hundreds of pages of FEC rules don’t come in picture book format.

    In his latest interview, he also riffs about flipping, and how it should be illegal. He even uses himself as an example, as in someone mentions him and receives a couple of years prison time instead of far more. Keep talking on camera! So revealing!

  12. B n A fan says:

    He looks like he’s eating himself to a heart attack. He looks like he gained about 20 lbs since his dr feel good says he’s in great health. I bet he’s eating 3 scoops every night, two large Mickey D’s, a large coke to calm himself from running down Pennsylvania Ave. screaming No collusion, No collusion, no collusion 😝.

    • Christin says:

      Cannot remember where I read this, but supposedly he eats multiple McD’s burgers, but leaves of the top buns. You save a lot of calories that way, he told the interviewer.

    • Jerusha says:

      Am I allowed to say, “Good!!!”

  13. D says:

    He’s tweeting to his mental base still following him cult like

  14. Lila says:

    And then in that same interview Trump goes on to say if we impeach him ,our economy will collapse and we will all be poor. Yes our morally bankrupt president is warning us that we’d be poor without him.

  15. Killjoy says:

    How does he not understand that the problem is that the funds didn’t come from his campaign fund? If they had been from the proper source, and disclosed, this likely wouldn’t have been a legal issue. I wonder if he gets the proper advice and just ignores it, or has surrounded himself by people as idiotic as he is.

    • B n A fan says:

      He understands quite well what he was doing and where the money came from and where it was going. The dotard has been playing fast and loose with the laws for 40 plus years. He’s a con 👩‍🎨 and is always lying and cheating his way through his life. Remember what he told Hillary that not paying taxes makes him “smart”. Hillary said taxes is to help with the solders, hospitals, buildings roads, ect. Drain the swamp, lock him up!!

      • Killjoy says:

        There is a sweet spot for criminals like him: not brown or poor enough to be noticed by the local authorities, and not rich or big enough to be noticed by the feds. He’s like the goldilocks of thuggery.

  16. Faithmobile says:

    I have been following the actions of the NY Attorney General who flipped Cohen’s business partner(the taxi king) and her follow up law suit against the Trump foundation et al. As well as Omorosa’s myriad interviews(problematic I know) and I have hope that these two women will take down 45 just like Capone, but not like Nixon(he will never resign).

  17. ME says:

    Why is this f*cker so protected and untouchable? What happened to all the sexual harassment/assault cases against him? All the illegal sh*t this a$$hole gets away with !!!!!

    • Killjoy says:

      This isn’t the first felony Michael Cohen implicated Trump in — remember when Cohen (incorrectly) said Trump couldn’t have raped Ivana Trump because spousal rape wasn’t a criminal act in NY at the time?

  18. Eric says:

    Y’all think it’s something that David Pecker, CEO of thd National Inquirer, was given immunity?

    I sure do!!!

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      Interesting development.

      • Nic919 says:

        Pecker and Cohen also have info about the abortions he paid for. Rick Wilson estimated there are at least 12 instances. It may not affect the die yards, but this info will chip at the undecideds.

      • Kitten says:

        What? 12???
        Damn.

        On another note, Rick Wilson is really great. I mean, for a Republican ;)

  19. adastraperaspera says:

    Early on, someone said that the way Trump and the GOP will play everything is to say, “sure, we did these crimes, but it’s no big deal and you can’t touch us.” I guess we’ll see about that! I have 100% faith in our rule of law, and I applaud how skillfully prosecutors are rolling up this Russian Mob operation. Looking forward to the arrests of Julian Assange, Brad Parscale and Roger Stone, so we can see inside their cyber crimes. Also, I think Kushner and precious Ivanka may have sold out to Mueller? I assume the Trump kids are being coached by their mother, Ivana, who will most likely have told them by now that it’s time to wear some wires for the FBI and let daddy Trump take the fall for everything. Ivana is an invisible partner in everything they do; like Melania, she’s been happy to have the cash and swanky lifestyle, but she would never want to visit her kids in prison. Just spitballing here.

    • Aang says:

      Another scenario is that they have money hidden and an exile plan in place. They will make as much off their positions as possible then flee before they are arrested. I could see the entire group in exile like a desposed dictator and his family. A nice dacha on the Black Sea or a penthouse in Dubai maybe.

    • Nic919 says:

      Erik Prince needs to be arrested for the war crimes he committed in Iraq, but arranging the meeting in Seychelles is good enough for me. He’s a real danger because he has serious money behind him, an unchecked ego and he isn’t a total dumbass like dump.

  20. Philo says:

    I don’t understand this … can someone precise this? I’ve been travelling so I can’t seem to find it. Why is paying his mistresses off a campaign violation and/or felony?

    • aang says:

      I think it’s the fact that Cohen used his own money to pay off the women to help the campaign. He was then reimbursed by trump. That makes the money initially paid by Cohen a loan to the campaign. The amount was high enough that it needed to be reported on the campaign’s finance disclosure. That is a crime. And the tape of trump talking to Cohen about making a payment adds an additional charge of conspiracy to commit campaign finance fraud. There could also be money laundering charges based on where the money came from **russiacough**. That is how I understand it but I am not a lawyer.

    • Nic919 says:

      Paying off the women provides a clear benefit to the campaign and he paid the. Well over the limit which I think is $1,300 but I could be wrong. It is irrelevant that Cohen or dump paid the money only that it exceeded the amount and provided a clear benefit. Dump saying it was paid by him personally is still admitting to the offence, which is a felony.

  21. Karen Laux says:

    Love all the comments here, but I have to correct one thing: Helsinki is in Finland, not Iceland! :)

  22. why? says:

    The press fails us once again because all they could focus on today was the Dotard’s base and how “well” the economy is doing under the Dotard. The Dotard is a con man. He said that he created fake construction sites to make it look like his businesses were booming, so why wouldn’t he do the same in regards to his rallies(hires crowd fillers which consists of actors and the employees from his businesses) and supporters(mainly bots)? The press needs to stop giving the Dotard’s base so much credit because the majority of his base are bots/trolls who have incorporated themselves into every aspect of this country. They impersonate groups, hacked into our power grid, hacked into the voting systems, hacked several democratic candidates, organized rallies, facilitated the walk away movement to make it look like democrats were losing support. When will the press wake up? How can the economy be doing well when many businesses are closing, stores are increasing prices, and wages are the same as they were in 2003?

    The press should also stop giving air time to people like Maggie, Michel S, Philip R, Bob Costa, Ashley Parker, and Peter Baker. They are the voice of the Dotard and WH, so nothing they say can be trusted. Maggie tweeted some nonsense last night and the press all fell for it.

    One of the jurors from the Manafort case is speaking out. She is a Dotard supporter who believes that the Trump Russian case is a witch hunt and said that Rick Gates deserves a special place in hell. She said that there was one hold out(she and the other 10 jurors found Manafort guilty of all 18 charges), and that the hold out was a Dotard supporter too. This is even more proof that Judge Ellis was doing everything possible to tank the Manafort case.

    • buckley says:

      @ Why
      I love your posts.
      I did like the exchange between Suckabee and Kaitlin Collins, who seems a bit more fearless?

      Collins:
      “Rudy Giuliani is not a taxpayer-funded spokesperson for the president– you are. So how can you not explain something the president said today on the grounds of the White House … ?”

    • jwoolman says:

      The judge doesn’t decide on the jury. He could have declared a total mistrial but instead accepted the 8 guilty verdicts and only declared mistrial for the other ten (so they can be retried). He knows that 11 jurors voted guilty on all 18 counts. If the prosecutors decide to not retry on the ten counts, the judge can take that into account in sentencing.

      This judge seems fair to me. Some calls he made benefitted the defense, some the prosecution. He was doing his job and is being unfairly smeared. He is even being blamed for not sequestering the jury, even though the lawyers have to ask for that (and didn’t) and a federal jury has never been sequestered. Sequestering is very rare except in movies and on tv. It’s practically always done exactly as this judge did it. Since there was only one person who did not vote to convict on just ten charges, I would say that the jury was honest and responsible in doing their job.

    • WhY? says:

      The judge rushed through jury selection, so yes he did decide on the jury. Plus there was an issue with one of the jurors. The press reported that something was going on, but they didn’t know the specifics. The jury wasn’t honest or responsible.

      The judge wasn’t fair, even the reporting doesn’t support that he was fair. The prosecutors filed a motion against him because he was doing and saying inappropriate things. The judge even made inappropriate comments about Rick Gates, prompting the prosecutors to request that he talk to the jurors about his comments. People defending this judge claimed that he was doing the things he was doing to prevent a mistrial, so now that people are questioning why he didn’t have the jury sequestered if his goal was to prevent a mistrial, and now it’s the lawyers fault for not requesting it? One juror said that she wore her red hat every day and referred to Mueller’s case against the Dotard as a witch hunt, the judge knew this and he did nothing. The one thing that came from the juror’s interview is that the judge’s statement during Manafort’s trail impacted the jurors.

  23. em says:

    Is paying off a mistress to keep silent a felony? Was he under oath when he lied about all this? The campaign money fraud can probably be got around by his legal eagles with more lies

    He is an utter scumbag but alas there seems to be no legal consequences applicable. Meuller is the only hope , if he can get one of the minions to rollover on Trump with documented evidence then maybe there will be an impeachment……..wishful thinking, the triumph of hope over experience? Probably.

    • jwoolman says:

      There are limits on individual contributions and disclosure requirements. Even the candidate has to disclose contributions from his or her own pocket. Plus bank fraud was involved – Cohen had to get a line of credit to do all this stuff (since the alleged billionaire seemed to not have any money in his pockets) and he lied to the bank about the reason. Banks are really touchy about that these days because of drug money laundering etc.

      Even worse – Cohen was reimbursed by Trump’ charitable foundation, which is very illegal. I imagine somebody is looking closely at $ coming in and going out of that foundation now. Cohen was just subpoenaed in that case.

  24. Haapa says:

    Treason Summit was Helsinki, Finland, not Iceland, I thought.

  25. Loras says:

    Andrew Gillum would be fantastic choice for this state by I have heard he doesn’t have a prayer and course we have that crooked Rick Scott who may take the Senate

  26. jwoolman says:

    Ha ha. No, the campaign didn’t write out a check drawn on a Trump Campaign account. But Cohen just trotted off to cooperate with a subpoena in another New York State case investigating Trump’s family charitable foundation, which has been under investigation for a long time for violating a skatillion rules with donation funds going into Trump’s pockets. He was obviously using it as a way to get money from other people that he would then use for his own purposes, such as paying off legal settlements from lawsuits.

    Sure enough, Michael Cohen was getting paid his monthly “retainer” to reimburse for his outlay in hush money straight from the Trump Charitable Foundation. Other interesting disbursements were found also. The NY state attorney general (who is relentless) wants to bar Trump and his progeny Ivanka, Eric, and Don Jr from ever having anything to do with any charity ever again, among other things. That is going to be a case to watch.

    Michael Cohen received the subpoena right after he pleaded Guilty in NYC. He skipperdeed over to Albany right away to spill as many beans as he has left. I think his lawyer is right – Michael really does want to tell all the truth about Trump to anybody who wants to listen. Trump repaid his loyalty with a kick to the curb and under the bus. Michael is not going to cover for him ever again.