- Apr 20, 2018
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- Washington, D.C.
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There's a line going around that it hasn't been proven that Trump instructed or bid Michael Cohen to pay $130K or more to keep two women quiet. Puh-lease!
Who in their right mind would take a loan against their home to issue a $130K hugh-money payment to a third party and do so unilaterally rather than at the behest of the person on behalf of whose reputation the payment is made?
I don't know a soul, not even my demented mother or my adolescent nephews and nieces, who'd do that, or even consider doing it. Yet that's the essence of what some folks'd have us, the public, believe Michael Cohen did when he set up a shell company and paid Ms. Clifford to keep mum about her tryst with Trump.
Could that have happened? Yes, but it strains credulity to think it did happen. Because preposterous is the proposition that Cohen just up and shelled out $130K to Ms. Clifford, if one's of a mind to convince me Trump didn't bid Cohen to make the payment, one's going to have to show me some sort of very credible evidence that Michael Cohen made that payment of his own originally-conceived volition.