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Watchdog Group Files Complaint with DOJ Over Trump’s Alleged $130,000 Payment to Porn Star
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Summary: A nonprofit organization has filed a formal complaint, alleging that President Donald Trump broke the law when he paid a porn star $130,000 to not talk about their affair. 

A nonprofit watchdog group has filed a complaint with the Department of Justice and the Federal Election Commission (FEC), accusing President Donald Trump of violating campaign finance law.

  
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According to The Hill, Common Cause filed the complaint on Monday, and they stated that Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, violated the law when he paid Stormy Daniels hush money in 2016. They said that the payment was an unreported in-kind contribution to Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and they asked the DOJ and FEC to investigate this possible violation.

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal broke the news about Trump and Stormy Daniels’ affair, which led to him paying her $130,000 in exchange for her signing a non-disclosure agreement. The two had allegedly been intimate around the time that Trump’s wife, Melania, had given birth to their son, Barron.

Following the Wall Street Journal story, In Touch published a 2011 interview they had of Stormy Daniels, where she detailed her affair with Trump.

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“At the time, I didn’t think that much about it,” Daniels said to In Touch. “But now that I have a baby that’s the same age that his was at the time. … I feel bad. It didn’t occur to me at the time.”

In her In Touch interview, Daniels said that the sex with Trump wasn’t anything crazy and that they had done it in one position. She said, “I can definitely describe his junk perfectly, if I ever have to.”



Paul S. Ryan, a campaign finance expert for Common Cause, told the Washington Post that Trump’s payment to Stormy Daniels should be considered an illegal campaign expense “because the funds were paid for the purpose of influencing the 2016 presidential general election.”

The Washington Post stated that Cohen had paid Daniels with a newly-created LLC. So far, it is unclear where the $130,000 payment came from, but Common Cause said that regardless of whether or not it came from Trump himself, the payment was unreported.

Cohen responded to the lawsuit and said that it was “baseless.”

“The Common Cause complaint is baseless along with the allegation that President Trump filed a false report to the F.E.C.,” Cohen stated to the Washington Post.

What do you think of Common Cause’s complaint? Let us know in the comments below.



 

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