Now we know why Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, and Rudy Giuliani couldn’t get their stories straight when it came to how Trump reimbursed Cohen for the $130,000 payoff to Stormy Daniels. Turns out none of them could admit the real truth, because Cohen was actually reimbursed by the Kremlin.
Michael Avenatti, the attorney for Stormy Daniels, published evidence today that a Kremlin oligarch paid half a million dollars to Michael Cohen shortly after he paid $130,000 to Daniels.
This explains why Trump and Giuliani had such a difficult time trying to explain precisely how Trump reimbursed Cohen, and why he reimbursed him for more than triple the original amount. Now we know it wasn’t really Trump doing the reimbursing, it was his Kremlin handlers.
All that is left now is to prove that Donald Trump knew about the Kremlin half million dollar payoff to Michael Cohen, which should be easy enough. Because the payment made by Cohen was a violation of federal election law, and the real source of the money was a representative of The Kremlin, it’s now fair to say that Trump’s campaign was illegally funded by Russia. Of course this couldn’t have been the only payment of its type, and now it’s all going to get exposed.
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