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Solon

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The Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff is all in for Donald Trump. Bret Stephens, who was never a friend to Obama either, was the one person, as a foreign affairs columnist, who didn't care for him one bit. He departed for the New York Times. The news staff, however, is interested in scoops as well as the solid reporting for which the Journal is famous, especially on business matters. Lately, the Journal has been competing with the Washington Post and the New York Times for the latest blockbuster on everything Trump. There have been so many, but the Journal is still lagging behind. The latest will make up for that. While I don't subscribe, the library generously does. So several times a week you or I can pop off down the street and give a look. I plan to do that later today.

Porn star was paid $130,000 to keep quiet about a relationship with Trump, Wall Street Journal reports

I'm certainly not assuming it's true, since Trump and his lawyer have denied everything. They are, as we all know, such honest, truthful people. We have to wonder if the Wall Street Journal just wants in on all the lawsuits Trump is going to file...soon.

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An adult-film star was paid $130,000 by a lawyer for Donald Trump in the weeks before the 2016 election to not talk publicly about a sexual relationship with the then-Republican candidate, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The lawyer, Michael Cohen, allegedly paid Stephanie Clifford to remain silent about an encounter at Lake Tahoe in 2006, a year after Trump married his third wife, Melania, according to the Journal. The Journal said the payment was made to a client-trust account at City National Bank in Los Angeles.

The Washington Post was not able to independently confirm the payment and was not able to reach the bank.

“These rumors have circulated time and again since 2011. President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence, as has Ms. Daniels,” Cohen said to The Post. Cohen also issued a statement that he said was from Clifford, whose professional name is Stormy Daniels.

...Cohen has called himself Trump’s “fix-it man” and has become part of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election for his emails to Russian officials about a business project there, including a note to Vladi­mir Putin’s spokesman.

Clifford could not be reached for comment. Her partner, Glendon Crain, did not respond to messages. Keith Davidson, a lawyer that the Journal said was representing Clifford, did not respond to emails and phone calls seeking comment.

...In the days before the 2016 election, the Journal reported that Clifford was in talks with ABC’s “Good Morning America” to air her story about Trump. That report came days after The Washington Post released a video from a 2005 “Access Hollywood” recording in which Trump said he could grab women by the genitals because he was famous.

The Journal also reported in 2016 that the National Enquirer — a publication owned by a close friend of Trump — paid Playboy model Karen McDougal $150,000 for her story about an affair with Trump but never published it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/porn-star-was-paid-130000-to-keep-quiet-about-a-relationship-with-trump-wall-street-journal-reports/2018/01/12/fde75e72-f7ef-11e7-91af-31ac729add94_story.html?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories_no-name%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.948207f89c46
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Re: The Wall Street Journal Has An Interesting Story About Trump
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 09:10:33 AM »
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  • I don't believe it. That would be sabotaging your entire political and business career. But we all have to remember Bill Clinton lying to the entire world on national TV. The Clintons are so honest.

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    Re: The Wall Street Journal Has An Interesting Story About Trump
    « Reply #2 on: January 13, 2018, 10:46:01 AM »
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  • This kind of stuff sells papers. I think the public has clearly spoken on this issue - they enjoy the gossip, but it doesn't change the base of support.
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    Re: The Wall Street Journal Has An Interesting Story About Trump
    « Reply #3 on: January 13, 2018, 03:58:39 PM »
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  • If it is true, it's not the sex with prostitutes that is the issue since that kind of behavior is his trademark. It's the fact that he was ripped off for $130,000. The great negotiator was taken like a chump. He of course would consider it a good investment because he became president, not that such a revelation would put a dent in the decision-making of the brain-dead chumps who voted for him. 
    « Last Edit: January 13, 2018, 04:18:54 PM by Solon »
    On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.
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    Re: The Wall Street Journal Has An Interesting Story About Trump
    « Reply #4 on: January 13, 2018, 08:00:46 PM »
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  • More confirming statements about Trump's misdeeds.

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    According to the Journal, the payment was made “as part of an agreement that precluded her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Mr. Trump.” Daniels (given name: Stephanie Clifford) had reportedly been in talks with both ABC’s Good Morning America about going public with the allegations.

    The Daily Beast had also been in protracted talks with Daniels about arranging an interview after three sources—including fellow porn star Alana Evans—told The Daily Beast that Daniels and Trump were involved. She ultimately backed out on Nov. 3, just five days before the 2016 election.

    ...on Nov. 4, 2016, the Journal unearthed documents revealing that the Trump-friendly rag National Enquirer had shelled out $150,000 to Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal for a tell-all about her alleged 10-month affair with The Donald from 2006 to 2007. They never ran the piece.

    ...The Daniels-Trump relationship was also confirmed by an additional source that works closely with Daniels, who spoke to The Daily Beast on condition of anonymity, as well as by a third source in the adult industry.
    Porn Star: Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels Invited Me to Their Hotel Room
    https://www.thedailybeast.com/porn-star-donald-trump-and-stormy-daniels-invited-me-to-their-hotel-room?ref=home

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    Re: The Wall Street Journal Has An Interesting Story About Trump
    « Reply #5 on: January 14, 2018, 12:07:38 AM »
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  • I just find this next to boring.
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    Re: The Wall Street Journal Has An Interesting Story About Trump
    « Reply #6 on: January 14, 2018, 03:08:31 AM »
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  • I just find this next to boring.

     I am not next to bored, I am completely bored with his lying, cheating, thieving, tweeting, and most of all his utter stupidity. I really miss the good old days when we could debate about policy issues, etc....you know, things that matter. Who cares if we have one of the most disgusting humans on the planet as our president? We should just move on...nothing to see here. Just Trump with another prostitute. Didn't everyone read the Steel Dossier? Same old, same old.

    https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3259984/Trump-Intelligence-Allegations.pdf
    On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.
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    Re: The Wall Street Journal Has An Interesting Story About Trump
    « Reply #7 on: January 16, 2018, 07:58:52 PM »
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  • Let me bore you with more details about the behavior of the rotten human being you elected president.

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    An adult-film star who was reportedly paid to remain silent about a sexual relationship with Donald Trump a decade before he became president spoke to a journalist because she feared he would not pay up, according to a new account.

    Stephanie Clifford, whose professional name is Stormy Daniels, spoke to the online magazine Slate multiple times in 2016 before breaking off contact a week before the election, Jacob Weisberg, chairman and editor in chief of the Slate Group, wrote in an article published Tuesday.

    In the story, Clifford is described as having “worked out an agreement for the presidential candidate to pay her a six-figure sum to keep quiet.” This document would have shielded the names of the parties involved, the Slate article added.

    “Daniels said she was talking to me and sharing these details because Trump was stalling on finalizing the confidentiality agreement and paying her,” Weisberg wrote. “Given her experience with Trump, she suspected he would stall her until after the election, and then refuse to sign or pay up.”

    Clifford suggested that she was keeping to herself some tabloid-ready details “that only someone who had seen him naked would know,” Weisberg wrote.

    ...Weisberg wrote that after Clifford stopped speaking to Slate, he considered publishing her account, since she had not declared anything off the record. But he said he assumed she would disavow the account, and since he lacked independent corroboration of the confidentiality settlement, the story remained untold until this month.

    Adult-film star reportedly spoke to journalist in 2016 about Trump settlement, fearing he wouldn’t pay up
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2018/01/16/adult-film-star-reportedly-spoke-to-journalist-in-2016-about-trump-settlement-fearing-he-wouldnt-pay-up/?utm_term=.99eadca9f8b1

    Would reports of this behavior before the election have made any difference to Evangelicals who voted for this sleaze or anyone who claims a higher morality than a sewer rat? Give the prostitute credit for knowing what a liar she was dealing with. Too bad the same can't be said for most of the suckers who voted for him--or am I giving them too much credit?
    On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.
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    Re: The Wall Street Journal Has An Interesting Story About Trump
    « Reply #8 on: January 19, 2018, 02:11:27 PM »
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  • In Touch Weekly found its lost 2011 interview with Stormy Daniels detailing her affair with Trump. You have to wonder at the outrage if Bush or Obama had behaved like this. Instead, not a word from the sycophants and slugs who support this reprobate and pitiful little from those who don't. He came to Washington to clean up the swamp, but he turned it into a sewer of his own filth.

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    ...most notable about Clifford’s account of the consensual affair was how it mirrors accusations of non-consensual advances by Trump. For him, this is a pattern. Like many others, Clifford thought Trump wanted to give her a professional opportunity. Like many others, Trump dangled the promise of a professional opportunity—a promise he never intended to keep—in exchange for sex. Unlike the others we know about, Clifford gave in to Trump’s advances.

    ...Donald Trump has displayed a decades-long pattern of promising women professional advancement in exchange for sex, or expecting sex in exchange for giving women professional opportunities.

    PREDATOR PRESIDENT
    Stormy Daniels Reveals Donald Trump Is a Lot Like Harvey Weinstein

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/stormy-daniels-reveals-donald-trump-is-a-lot-like-harvey-weinstein?ref=home
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    Re: The Wall Street Journal Has An Interesting Story About Trump
    « Reply #9 on: January 19, 2018, 02:32:40 PM »
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  • I loved all the stories about Obama's boyfriends and Michelle being a transgender. Gossip sells. Now I'm just waiting for  "Trump Born In Kenya" - but the story about Trump being a time traveler was the best.

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    Re: The Wall Street Journal Has An Interesting Story About Trump
    « Reply #10 on: January 19, 2018, 02:40:38 PM »
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  • YAWN

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    Re: The Wall Street Journal Has An Interesting Story About Trump
    « Reply #11 on: January 19, 2018, 05:16:33 PM »
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  • Why it matters.

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    Trump’s actions, clearly, are out of sync with our collective ethical code...By breaking that code and then aspiring to an office that requires the support of Americans who abide by it (or at least believe they do), any politician puts himself in a vulnerable position. Either he risks a ruined career, or he does whatever he can to quiet things down.

    When that politician is the president, whoever’s in the know wields a dangerous amount of power over a figure who himself is tremendously powerful. If a foreign country acquires damning information about the United States’ leader, it could, either by threatening to expose past indiscretions or by laying a sexual trap, twist international policy to its benefit. A domestic group could also hold dirty little secrets over the man in charge to draw special favors.

    That — not some vague concept of the president as perfect role model — is what makes it newsworthy that a president or presidential contender may have paid a bunch of people not to say they had adulterous sex with him.

    What should scare us about Trump’s porn star scandal
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/01/19/trumps-porn-star-scandal-isnt-about-the-sex/?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-f%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.d434b561f9b1
    On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and a complete narcissistic moron.
    ...H. L. Mencken

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    Re: The Wall Street Journal Has An Interesting Story About Trump
    « Reply #12 on: January 19, 2018, 05:43:08 PM »
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  • Wake up jonas - you're having too much fun! LOL! Do you think Trump could be a descendant of Bigfoot?

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    Re: The Wall Street Journal Has An Interesting Story About Trump
    « Reply #13 on: January 20, 2018, 05:50:42 AM »
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  • Solon is nothing more than a bitter old man who sits at home and drinks gallons of liberal Kool-Aid everyday.

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    Re: The Wall Street Journal Has An Interesting Story About Trump
    « Reply #14 on: January 20, 2018, 10:14:31 AM »
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  • Let's talk about Lisa Bloom raising funds from Clinton supporters to pay women to accuse Trump of sexual misconduct. Disgusting behavior! 

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/31/hillary-clinton-backer-paid-500g-to-fund-women-accusing-trump-sexual-misconduct-before-election-day-report-says.html