Seth Abramson , an attorney and professor, said on Twitter: “Cohen didn’t work for the 2016 Trump presidential campaign, but Trump is using campaign funds to pay Cohen’s legal expenses for an investigation (the Trump-Russia probe) looking into the actions of the 2016 Trump presidential campaign. So it’s hush money.”
The news that Abramson is referring to is an article by Politico, which points out: President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has paid legal bills related to the ongoing Russia investigations on behalf of Trump’s longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, a campaign official said on Monday.
The official said the payments were for legal costs Cohen incurred before the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York began investigating the lawyer for a variety of issues, including a 2016 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
“These payments were related strictly to the Russia investigations,” a campaign official said, who also declined to be named. An ABC News report first flagged the payments to a law firm representing Cohen on Monday.
Trump’s lawyers’ lawyers’ lawyers’ lawyers’ probably ought to lawyer up too. The sheer number of people whose careers and maybe even lives are coming crashing down as a result of knowing Donald Trump seems to get longer by the day. Elect a clown, expect a circus.