ANN COULTER: ‘HUSH LITTLE PO**RN STAR, DON’T SAY A WORD’
Ann Coulter has chimed in on Michael Cohen’s “explosive” testimony before Congress and writes this week that the worst case scenario is a nothing burger when it comes to busty po**rn star Stormy Daniels and her paid services.
Oh, and Coulter lays out how Barack Obama did far worse in the eyes of Congress… wtf?
“Specifically, Cohen was expected to confirm that in 2017, Trump reimbursed him for “the hush money payments” he’d made to porn star Stormy Daniels who claimed to have had sex with his client (regarding whom, Cohen’s testimony is barred by attorney-client privilege, but who cares about that? We’re trying to get Trump!)
Neither the Times nor Cohen seem to realize that Cohen wasn’t doing anything illegal when he paid the ‘hush money,’ and it’s certainly not illegal for Trump to reimburse him for it. Cohen was, after all, Trump’s lawyer. He got reimbursed for a lot of things.”
Coulter, a recent critic of President Trump, to say the least, goes on to point out that the press and Congress thought it was no big deal when Barack Obama admitted to far worse when it comes to campaign finance:
“But we have to have days of hearings in hopes of establishing that Trump violated the campaign finance reporting requirements with these payments, in which case, OH MY GOSH, HE’D HAVE TO PAY A FINE. President Obama had to pay $375,000 in fines for campaign violations during his 2008 run and I don’t think we needed 16 prosecutors, half of congress and the entire media on the case.”
The reason Ann Coulter is called so many vile names is mainly because no one – especially on the left – can stick with her on the issues. Coulter is too well sourced, too finely documented and researched – and has a clear track record of calling out both Republican and Democrat when she feels they need it.
The left cannot argue with Ann – ever see them try? Here’s more on the Cohen-Trump-Stormy front:
Luckily our laws aren’t as insane as our media. For the hush money payments to be campaign expenses, the government would have to prove:
1) Trump, with his fine legal mind, knew he was violating the law; and
2) He authorized the payments solely because he was running for office.
In other words, there’s no case, unless prosecutors can get Trump to admit on the stand, Oh no, I wasn’t worred that these allegations would hurt my brand at all. I didn’t care about my grandkids or Melania would think. I had Cohen pay off a porn star for the sole purpose of helping my campaign.
It would be absurd with anyone, but we’re talking about Donald Trump. He didn’t exactly hold himself out to the public as a moral paragon.
As voters were fully aware, Trump’s been married three times, has appeared in Playboy videos, and was a fixture on the Howard Stern show for years, discussing breast sizes and ranking women’s looks. In the very first GOP debate, Fox News reminded viewers that Trump had called women “fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.”
The reason the Access Hollywood tape failed so spectacularly was that Trump had never appealed to Americans based on his character. He said he was someone who could get things done.
To take a contrary example at random, off the top of my head, Sen. John Edwards’s presidential campaign was entirely premised on his boasting about how much he loved the poor and loved his cancer-stricken wife – and also loved his son, who died in a car accident and he’s never told anyone this story before …
About a year before Edwards was caught by a real newspaper, The National Enquirer, visiting his love child and mistress in the Beverly Hilton, Edwards droned on and on about the importance of marital fidelity to NBC’s Katie Couric. It was, he said, “fundamental to how you judge people and human character — whether you keep your word, whether you keep what is your ultimate word, which is that you love your spouse, and you’ll stay with them.”
In order to preserve this utterly false image with a pregnant mistress in the background, Edwards arranged for his campaign donors to fork over nearly a million dollars to his baby mama to keep her happy and quiet.
That was money from Edwards’ donors, who ponied up because they wanted him in the White House, and it was being spent to protect the candidate’s completely bogus public image.
But when federal prosecutors brought a case against Edwards for failing to report these rather more obvious campaign expenditures, the government was nearly laughed out of court. The media ridiculed the entire prosecution and the jury acquitted, presumably on the grounds that, however much Edwards didn’t want voters to know about the affair, he also didn’t want his wife to find out about it.
Not all campaign finance laws are so difficult to enforce. The laws that prohibit accepting campaign contributions from foreigners, or on federal property, for example, require the following: That politicians not accept campaign donations from foreigners or on federal property.
Am I the only person who remembers Chinese nationals literally dragging duffel bags of money into the DNC when Clinton was president?
Clinton held campaign fund-raisers at the White House (which I believe is federal property) where Chinese citizens handed checks directly to White House staffers. There were witnesses and even a videotape of these fundraisers.
(Suggesting why this behavior is against the law, soon Clinton was allowing sensitive ballistic-missile guidance technology to be transferred to the Chinese government.)
As conservative newspapers raged impotently against these textbook campaign finance violations, Clinton’s Justice Department was bewildered, seeing nothing to investigate.
The media rail about how the Trump presidency isn’t “normal,” how he’s lowered standards in a million different ways. In fact, the only standards that are measurably down are their own. It’s the media that are no longer “normal” to the point of perversity. In the world they have created, laws are nothing but weapons to use against political opponents.
Ann Coulter is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers — Guilty: Liberal Victim and Their Assault On America (January 2009); If Democrats Has Any Brains,They’d Be Republicans (October 2007); Godless: The Church of Liberalism (June 2006); How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must) (October, 2004), Treason: Liberal Treachery From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism (June 2003); Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right (June 2002); and High Crimes and Misdemeanors:The Case Against Bill Clinton (August 1998).