Brand management is what the real intent was according to the article. The payments never had anything to do with politics.
Federal prosecutors alleged Friday that President Trump violated campaign finance law – but in fact, he didn’t.
A sentencing memorandum filed Friday in U.S. District Court in New York City regarding former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen states that Cohen “acted in coordination with and at the direction of” presidential candidate Trump to make hush-money payments during the 2016 presidential campaign to two women who allege they had extramarital affairs with Trump.
But in fact, as President Trump told “Fox & Friends,” in August, the payments weren’t illegal because “they came from me,” rather than his presidential campaign.
The bottom line remains this: Trump did not violate federal campaign finance laws. Why? Because the payments to Daniels and McDougal amounted to a “private transaction,” as the president himself acknowledged, for a purpose he believed to be unrelated to politics.