Popular vote loser Donald Trump lies all the time. We all know this. But perhaps it’s not the best thing for members of his legal team to go on live television and openly admit the President was lying about a really big thing recently.
When former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani joined Trump’s legal team last month, you just had to chuckle, because he may be the only old, white New Yorker with less of a clue about how to get Trump out of this mess than Trump himself. And he’s proving that quite well.
Rudy Giuliani says Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment Cohen made to keep Stormy Daniels quiet about their alleged affair.
The admission from Giuliani is a direct contradiction to what the president said. Trump previous claimed to have no knowledge about any payment to Stormy Daniels
The New York Times points out, “Asked specifically last month by reporters aboard Air Force One whether he knew about the payment, Mr. Trump said, “No,” and referred questions to Mr. Cohen. He was then asked, “Do you know where he got the money to make that payment?” “No,” Mr. Trump responded. “I don’t know.”
However, Giuliani says:
“Some time after the campaign is over, they set up a reimbursement, $35,000 a month, out of his personal family account,” Mr. Giuliani said. He added that over all, Mr. Cohen was paid $460,000 or $470,000 from Mr. Trump through those payments, which also included money for “incidental expenses” that he had incurred on Mr. Trump’s behalf.
If the numbers $460,000-470,000 seem a little high to you, you’re not alone. We know Cohen gave Stormy Daniels $130,000 for her silence, so where did that other $330,000-ish go?
Senator Ted Lieu has an idea: