seb146 wrote:CCGPV wrote:seb146 wrote:
The current president keeps insisting he is Christian and that he is not a liar. Both are false. Also, bribery is against the law. See: $130,000 payoff to Stormy Daniels. It is the righties that keep screaming about "it's no one's business what consenting adults do!" You righties are so laser focused on that one point. Unless you talk about "Slick Willie" and his CONSENTING affairs. Then, all bets are off.
Stop justifying your liar in chief by bringing up Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton is not being discussed in this thread. Bill Clinton is not the current president. As much as you righties love to deflect from your own leader's shortcomings, you have to own this. Personal responsibility. That is what you demand from the rest of us. I know you all are exempt from your own rules so why do I even bother writing all this?
It doesn't meet the legal definition of bribery. Its a confidentiality agreement. The source of the money is where it could be illegal and its being investigated to see if it was.
If you and I had a business meeting last night its not illegal for me to pay you to not tell anyone what we talked about. Its no different for an affair.
Why did it take so long to bribe her? From the time he cheated to the time the money was paid was years. If the two acts had happened the same time, I could understand. Also, what is up with setting up a shell company? Something is fishy about the whole thing.
I don't know for sure why the delay but I'll bet she saw an opportunity to make some money and initiated the conversation with Trump and his team. Magazines, TV and the press in general would pay more for the details now that the subject is a presidential nominee.
Setting up a shell company for stuff like that isn't unheard of. Its very common to do that for transactions of all kinds, even routine ones. I've done it for simple real estate transactions. It keeps things separate, simplifies taxes and limits liability.
I mean its pretty typical piggy Trump but it doesn't seem like anything too crazy. I'm sure the legal system will work things out if there is anything untoward legally. We've not even heard her side of the story yet other than the interview she gave a while ago. Even she admitted it was just a pathetic experience and nothing too crazy happened. Other than being politically salacious it really is a non-story.