Wednesday night, in a baffling turn of events, none other than Rudy Giuliani told Sean Hannity that Trump reimbursed his lawyer Michael Cohen the $130,000 in hush money that Cohen paid to Stormy Daniels. The former New York City mayor let this nugget slip literally one day after joining Trump’s legal team.
Here's the moment Rudy Giuliani told Sean Hannity that "they funneled the [$130,000] through a law firm, and the president repaid it.” pic.twitter.com/XWGKE77Ysq— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) May 3, 2018
Giuliani reportedly thought he was being clever and actually putting an end the campaign violation talk, but in fact he seemed to be adding fuel to the fire.
Late Wednesday night, Common Cause, a government watchdog group, said Mr. Giuliani's remarks bolstered its lawsuit accusing the president and his campaign of breaking the law by failing to disclose a contribution to his campaign.
“Giuliani seemingly thought he was doing President Trump a favor — but instead made Trump's legal problems much, much worse,” said Paul S. Ryan, the group's vice president for policy and litigation.
Which brings us to Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels' lawyer and a man who has been thrust (or perhaps thrust himself) into the spotlight ever since their joint 60 Minutes appearance. After Giuliani's mistake, Avenatti went on “CNN Tonight” to make his case that this opens the door to charges of money laundering, campaign finance violations, and even fraud. “I said it weeks ago, I'm going to say it again: Mr. Trump will not serve out his term,” he said.
"Mr. Trump will not serve out his term." Stormy Daniels' lawyer responds to Rudy Giuliani's statement, where he said President Trump repaid his personal attorney Michael Cohen the $130,000 given to his client as hush money. https://t.co/nUPNc92ePFhttps://t.co/lMDef2mpzV— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) May 3, 2018
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: The most hilarious way for the Trump presidency to end is for him to get taken down by a porn star.