Democrats Plan to Probe Trump’s Role in Hush-Money Payments: Report

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U.S. congressional Democrats are planning to investigate allegations of President Donald Trump’s involvement in hush-money payments to women who say they had affairs with him, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee is preparing to hold hearings and request testimony from people involved in the 2016 payments to adult-film star Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal as soon as October, the newspaper reported, citing people familiar with the plans.

Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty last year to charges that the payoffs amounted to illegal campaign contributions.

Trump, who has denied the affairs, said he never directed Cohen to do anything illegal.

The Democratic-controlled committee is considering as a potential witness David Pecker, chairman and chief executive of American Media Inc, the publisher of the National Enquirer tabloid newspaper.

AMI admitted in a non-prosecution agreement with federal prosecutors that it made a $150,000 payment to McDougal “in concert” with Trump’s presidential campaign.

“No campaign violations were engaged in by the president,” said Jay Sekulow, a lawyer for Trump, the Post reported.

The White House could not immediately be reached for comment.

(Reporting by Jan Wolfe; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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General Confusion
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“Don’t forget wonderful JFK and RFK, Teddy K, Gary Hart, John Edwards, etc. They womanizing is extensive in the Democrats.” Charles

I am confused.

Are you the kettle or the pot? Look at a porn map and you will find that this president’s most common supporters’ most frequent searches involve homosexuals and “trans” people, confirmed by Google and PornHub.

Alex Jones even got outted by his cell phone doing exactly that – viewing trans porn.

Tom Bodine
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This is almost to the point of being a SNL skit the problem like with SNL is it’s not entertaining or funny.

Charles
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More fishing expeditions. Here’s a news flash. It’s legal to pay someone to not publish a claim of an affair. The Democrats lost the election and two of their infamous investigations into President Trump. Now, they want to start another round. When are their voters going to realize that the Democrats do nothing for them, only for the politicians? If they lose, they try to effect a coup. Lying, cheating, corrupt Democrats.

Sherri
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Of course they are because they are idiots. There is blatant fraud committed by Omar and they still go after Trump. It’s already been shown that Trump reimbursement to Cohen was legal. Seriously, do the left understand they are losing more of those that aren’t far left radicals. They continue to feed that base and their own demise.

Millie Tyler
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God forbid that Democrats in Congress would actually get any constructive work done for the American people.

Jason Alsbrook
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Here we go again.

jon
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Always gotta be something — keep on trying, you fools !

Cherl
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“The White House could not immediately be reached for comment”
And what would that comment be? Trump supporters knew that Trump was a womanizer and egotistical. Many of the attributes of past presidents like Clinton (womanizer) and Obama. (egotistical). How does that go…..insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Sounds like every Democrat on this “Democrat-controlled committee”.

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