April 01, 2023
Prosecuting Donald Trump over Stormy Daniels looks like a mistake, according to 'The Economist'
Informative note from DP.net: Former president Trump is accused of paying $130,000 to silence Stormy Daniels, a porn star who claims to have had an affair with him. District Attorney Bragg alleges that he may have falsified records about the money, a misdemeanor under New York law. However, the allegations go much further to turn the act into a felony when there is intent to commit or conceal another crime. In this case, the second crime to be proved would be if Trump took an illegal and undeclared campaign contribution in the form of hush money. Here are the facts: In 2016, Stormy Daniels contacted the National Enquirer through a representative to offer the story of her affair with Trump. Days before the 2016 election, Michael Cohen gave the porn actress $130,000 through a shell company after she agreed to keep silent. Trump gave Cohen $420,000 for his effort listing them as legal expenses. Federal prosecutors later charged Cohen for...Read more