FEC Ends Investigation Into Stormy Daniel Payments

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The Federal Election Commission has finally ended its investigation into former President Trump’s payments into porn star Stormy Daniels.

The Daily Wire reports:

The Commission is comprised of six members: three Republicans, James ‘Trey’ Trainor, Sean Cooksey and Allen Dickerson; two Democrats, Shana Broussard, the current chairwoman, and Ellen Weintraub, and one independent, Steven Walther. Both Democrats voted that the case against Trump should proceed; two of the Republicans, Tainor and Cooksey, voted to drop the inquiry; Dickerson recused himself from the case, and Walther did not vote. Thus the vote was tied 2-2, which means that because there was no majority, the case was dropped.

Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, had alleged Trump told him to make hush money payments worth $130,000 to Stormy Daniels two weeks before the 2016 election. He pled guilty in federal court in 2018 for setting up a nondisclosure agreement for which he paid Daniels $130,000, as CNN noted.  In December 2018, Judge William H. Pauley III sentenced Cohen to three years in prison for a variety of crimes, including fraud, lying to Congress, and campaign finance violations.

Broussard and Weintraub wrote, “To conclude that a payment, made 13 days before Election Day to hush up a suddenly newsworthy 10-year-old story, was not campaign-related, without so much as conducting an investigation, defies reality. Several of our colleagues instead voted to dismiss the allegations. Commission therefore did not have enough votes to pursue well-grounded charges that the former President of the United States knowingly and willfully accepted contributions nearly 5,000% over the legal limit to suppress a negative story mere days before Election Day,” as The Daily Mail reported.

Trainor and Cooksey countered, “In sum, the public record is complete with respect to the conduct at issue in these complaints, and Mr. Cohen has been punished by the government of the United States for the conduct at issue in these matters. Thus, we concluded that pursuing these matters further was not the best use of agency resources. The Commission regularly dismisses matters where other government agencies have already adequately enforced and vindicated the Commission’s interests.”

In 2018, a judge ordered Daniels to pay almost $300,000 in legal fees and also threw out her defamation case against President Trump. The following year a different judge also threw out another lawsuit against Trump in which she requested to be released from a nondisclosure agreement she signed years before. The judge said the case was moot as Daniels hadn’t been held to the terms of the NDA because Trump stated he didn’t plan to enforce it.

Friday morning, Trump also issued a statement in response to the FEC’s decision to drop the investigation.

“The Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C., has totally dropped the phony case against me concerning payments to women relative to the 2016 Presidential Election,” Trump wrote. “It was a case built on lies from Michael Cohen, a corrupt and convicted lawyer, a lawyer in fact who was so corrupt he was sentenced to three years in jail for lying to Congress and many other things having nothing to do with me. I thank the Commission for their decision, ending this chapter of Fake News. Between two sleazebag lawyers, Michael Avenatti and Michael Cohen, we were all able to witness law and justice in our Country at its lowest!”

  1. Sooooooo, paying a whore, prostitute, or wife $130,000 to keep her fcking mouth shut is a Federal Crime??? Wow, Bill Gates will be happy to know that!
    And yet, flooding America with Third World illegal immigrants and supporting them with working taxpayers money is just FINE, if you are a lying, thieving, crooked Democrat?

    1. Indeed and if you are a dim wit or one of the crowd of dim wit supporters as Bill Gates is, the laws do not apply to you. And as we have all seen the government and all its agencies are corrupt! Fun, fun and more fun ahead for those who do believe laws are for everyone. Start at the state level and clean out your state governments first. They have to be a firm foundation to win and continue the cesspool clean up in the federal government!

    2. Hell I’m still waiting for the Durham report……. lol and it’s nice to hear the Republicans speaking up against all the corruption……….Zzzzzzzzzz

    3. What about the $ paid by Russia, China and Ukraine to the Biden household? Where is the Equity?

  2. And hushing up the Biden’s involvement, both Hunter’s job and Joe’s bribing efforts, in Ukraine pre-election does not defy logic ? If an honest, thorough investigation of
    all Bidens could be made areas, we may find that all their hands are dirty clear up to the armpits !

    1. Well if you have followed msm, the cable news and read a newspaper you might already know we have a two level law system and it gives the Democrats all the leeway they want and puts conservatives in a box.

  3. Trump’s income tax returns are a private record and the public doesn’t have to right to examine them as Trump is no longer President.

  4. So, how many times does President Trump need to be found “not guilty” before he’s NOT GUILTY?????

    1. That question has a very simple answer it depends on who you ask a republican will tell you he has had enough if lies spread about him but if you ask a Demo Rat the answer will be Pie x 23 Trillion!

      1. Dominion sued OneA(?) for “lying” about their equipment. Why can’t Trump sue every MSM TV station for defamation of character? All he has to do is collect all (18,000) lies they told about him AND never came forth and said they were wrong or that it was a mistake. It is all on tape which makes it proof positive. Trump would be a TRILLIONAIRE and he would deserve it for all of the unprovable lies they told about him.

  5. globalist puppet $oro$ will start some other investigation of Trump to deflect all the attention away from globalists and globalist puppet $oro$ and globalist puppet democrat criminal party and globalist puppet rino criminal party and globalist media .

    1. How true. Time to investigate Soros, Obama, Biden, Kamala the Marxist, Schumer and Pelosi and the whole radical left. Somethings rotten in the US and it all comes down as starting with those listed above. Canada needs to watch out as the Hitler lover, Soros, is also causing the same problems in that country. I wonder who of all these people got the most money from Hitler lover Soros, dumbo Obama and Bill Gates. And especially George Hitler Soros. I would think it wouldn’t be too hard re unexpected search warrants to search for their files of money mongering.

      1. I am truly amused that Nazi Soros is still alive and his son! I there truly was a WLM AS PUPPET OBIDEN would have you believe, both would be long gone, bring on the rubbish haulers.

  6. Liberal Democrats are the most disgusting people on earth. They are never happy and they are ALWAYS wrong. If you name any subject the liberal Democrats are wrong about it. That wouldn’t be so bad except that they believe they are right. They do more harm than good to anything they get involved with.

    1. You cannot think of anything that they have touched since the 60’s that they haven’t F*cked up thoroughly.

  7. This was just another game of charades aka the continuing saga of the Dems attempt to destroy DJT with lies and false accusations! Man, think of the money they have spent “buying people and witnesses” in their vendetta! One thing is for sure, if DJT had done everything the Dems have accused him of, Trump would still be better than an infinite number of Democrats who have never been charged much less punished for anything! We live in a double standard system of justice…….one for the Dems and another for the GOP. Our Congressional Republicans have put up with it and as everyone knows, wrongs and crimes committed and go unpunished have no deterrents so, they continue to be committed AND will as long as Republicans put up with and allow them to happen!

  8. Congrats to P.T. Finally vindication!! Now if we can only get the rest of the evil world to back off and take a Holiday!! Maybe with prayers. No definitely with PRAYER!

  9. Remember Good Americans, we are in the midst of the most important battle of our existence — a Battle between Good vs Evil!! If the Good do nothing, then Evil will win and control our lives. Is that what you want? Think about this. And make an action against the most evil administration in our U.S. History.

    Those fences around our Capitol are to keep the GOOD PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR DEN OF INEQUITY. The dems are afraid our goodness will destroy the evil CLAWS they have in our Country…and they should be. Good will always win over evil…one way or another with or without God’s help, the Good will regain our Country. It’s up to us!

  10. I suppose that “we” are all angels.No “clue” if any of this is correct, but my nose tells me that it stinks to high heaven.Let’s get the Dems for all of this nonsense!

  11. Now go after Obama-Biden for spying on your 2016 presidential campaign. Isn’t that what Nixon and Watergate were all about?


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