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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 10:57 AM

Trump asking for advice on Stormy Daniels situation

Source: CNN




By Maegan Vazquez and Pamela Brown, CNN

Updated 10:32 AM ET, Tue March 13, 2018

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has been seeking counsel from confidantes on how he should handle the Stormy Daniels situation, a source close to the President tells CNN.

The source said Trump is being told by advisers not to fight Daniels' decision to break a confidentiality agreement because it would make him look guilty. This source said it's the only reason Trump has stayed quiet on the issue and hasn't been tweeting about it.

The source also believes the controversy potentially poses a bigger threat to Trump's presidency than Russia. The difference here compared to accusations from other women is that there's a signed agreement and a payment.

Daniels, an adult film actress whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was paid $130,000 by Trump attorney Michael Cohen through a private LLC weeks before the 2016 election, and because Trump failed to sign the "hush agreement" regarding an alleged affair, Daniels' lawyers said in a lawsuit that the agreement to stay silent about her alleged encounter with the business magnate is invalid.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/13/politics/trump-stormy-daniels-handling/index.html

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Reply Trump asking for advice on Stormy Daniels situation (Original post)
DonViejo Mar 2018 OP
Renew Deal Mar 2018 #1
bucolic_frolic Mar 2018 #2
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2018 #3
Sancho Mar 2018 #10
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2018 #11
Eyeball_Kid Mar 2018 #29
JustABozoOnThisBus Mar 2018 #31
Historic NY Mar 2018 #4
ToxMarz Mar 2018 #5
FakeNoose Mar 2018 #6
FSogol Mar 2018 #14
FakeNoose Mar 2018 #18
UpInArms Mar 2018 #32
SergeStorms Mar 2018 #19
dameatball Mar 2018 #27
Aristus Mar 2018 #7
Dave Starsky Mar 2018 #8
Maxheader Mar 2018 #9
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2018 #12
SergeStorms Mar 2018 #21
Paladin Mar 2018 #13
MineralMan Mar 2018 #15
FakeNoose Mar 2018 #22
left-of-center2012 Mar 2018 #16
Bengus81 Mar 2018 #17
Dave Starsky Mar 2018 #24
FakeNoose Mar 2018 #30
GusBob Mar 2018 #20
calguy Mar 2018 #23
Cold War Spook Mar 2018 #25
Iliyah Mar 2018 #26
C_U_L8R Mar 2018 #28
mackdaddy Mar 2018 #33
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2018 #34

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:00 AM

1. New WH rule: No more cheating with porn stars

Put it up next to the minimum wage sign

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:03 AM

2. My advice

Resign.

Shoot from the lip passive-aggressive takes out Stormy and PA Election frustration on T-Rex. Were it not so childish it would be amusing.

Admit defeat.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:03 AM

3. Trump should hire Stormy as his new Communications Director.

Then she'd stop communicating so much.

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:27 AM

10. ..but will she steam his pants?

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Response to Sancho (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:28 AM

11. steam 'em, and leave 'em smokin'! nt

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:46 PM

29. Or head of the National Weather Service.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #29)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:26 PM

31. "Head" of .... ha! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:09 AM

4. Has he spoken to Hannity or Fox & fiends.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:12 AM

5. Who is the "business magnate" they are referring to that she allegedly had an encounter with

Was this at the same time as Trump?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:13 AM

6. If only the Republican Party had vetted their candidates before the nomination

This stuff about Cheeto and his side squeeze(s) would have made it obvious long before the election...
this guy should have NEVER run for President.

Illegal money laundering disqualifies him
Russian influence (and collusion) disqualifies
Non-payment of taxes disqualifies him
Attitude towards women and minorities disqualifies
Mob mentality and questionable business practices disqualify him
Lack of religion and moral failures disqualify him

What were they thinking?

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:42 AM

14. The media is pretty complicant on forgetting vetting the candidate too.

Remember this article?

From Huffpost back in July:

In late 2015 and 2016, when Trump’s campaign was gaining momentum, they (Joe and Mika) defended him against his critics and offered him advice. For example, at an event at the 92nd Street Y in New York in November 2015, Scarborough proudly recounted how he frequently called Trump to offer political guidance. Returning the bromance favor, in January 2016 Trump talked about Scarborough with Boston talk radio host Howie Carr. “He’s a great guy, and he has a great show ... and we have a lot of fun,” Trump said. After Trump won the New Hampshire primary in February 2016, Trump appeared on “Morning Joe” and told the co-hosts: “You guys have been supporters, and I really appreciate it.”

A few days later, CNN reported that MSNBC officials were concerned about “Scarborough’s friendship with Trump and his increasingly favorable coverage of the candidate.” According to CNN, MSNBC insiders called Scarborough’s admiration for Trump “over the top” and “unseemly.” The Washington Post observed that Trump received “a tremendous degree of warmth from the show,” and that his appearances on the show, in person and over the phone, often felt like “a cozy social club.”

That coziness was caught on tape during an MSNBC town hall with Trump in New York that Scarborough and Brzezinski hosted in February 2016. An unaired clip of banter between Brzezinski and Trump in-between segments revealed the two of them colluding about what questions she’d ask him. “Nothing too hard, Mika,” Trump says. “OK,” she responded.

Even after Trump’s most disgusting and troublesome traits were revealed to the entire country throughout the campaign – his abuse of women, his attacks on Latinos, immigrants, Muslims, and people with disabilities, his profound ignorance of basic issues and government policy, and the corruption and scandals surrounding Trump University and the Trump foundation – Scarborough (and to a lesser extent Brzezinski) continued to lend Trump their support.



https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/joe-and-mika-owe-america-an-apology_us_5957408be4b0c85b96c6622a

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Response to FSogol (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:14 PM

18. Sure I remember - but it wasn't just Joe Scarborough

At the time, Scarborough was still an apologist for the Republican Party. So it wouldn't have been his job to disqualify a GOP candidate. As a journalist, yes of course, but he wasn't really a "journalist."

Too many other real journalists failed to do their jobs to disqualify the Trump candidacy. They were all complicit if you ask me. Just calling out one guy isn't fair or true.

What did the Huffington Post do in 2016? What did any of them do? They were so lazy in reporting poll after poll in which Hillary had a guaranteed win. Then they all tore her to shreds over and over.

Just sayin'


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Response to FSogol (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 03:42 PM

32. Fortune story from March 2016

How Media Giants Are Profiting from Donald Trump's Ascent

There has been much debate over the media’s relationship with Donald Trump. But, there is little doubt that the bombastic and controversial GOP frontrunner has dominated the airwaves throughout the 2016 election cycle—and television networks have reaped huge ratings boosts as a result.

Last week, CNN president Jeff Zucker said that the news media is not the culprit for Trump’s ascent and that networks like his own are simply doing their job in covering a leading presidential candidate. According to media analyst Andrew Tyndall, Trump was the second most-covered story of 2015, after “winter weather,” and the amount of coverage afforded to Trump in the 2016 election cycle accounts for nearly a third of all election coverage and more than all Democratic candidates combined.

Meanwhile, tonight in Washington, D.C., CNN hosts what could be described as one of the biggest ratings grabs in recent election-season memory. While previous debates and town halls have focused on one political party at a time, the network is hosting a three-hour special featuring live individual interviews with all five remaining candidates in both parties.
Record ratings, record advertising revenues

For TV networks, the “Trump effect” has meant higher television ratings for all election coverage in general and, in particular, a higher profile and record ratings for the 21 debates held so far by the two parties. Ratings for some of those debates have been so high—with, in some cases, more than four times as many viewers tuning in as did for debates during the 2012 election—that networks have been able to hike their advertising rates well into six-digit territory for a 30-second ad.

CNN, for example, was reportedly able to charge roughly 40 times its typical primetime rate of $5,000 for a 30-second ad spot during its September debate.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:17 PM

19. He's been forgiven.....

ever since he accepted jebus as his personal lord and savior. These numbnuts actually believed trump when he said that? What a bunch of morons.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:37 PM

27. He has gotten religion since someone told him about "laying on of hands."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:18 AM

7. "Ideas, anyone? Come on, losers! What am I paying you for?"

"Um......Boss? You could have just not had sex with her..."

".........Okay, anybody else?......"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:20 AM

8. Stormy has actually checkmated this asshole.

He can agree to let her give the money back and the campaign finance problems go away BUT she will blab about everything, including his tiny penis and bad breath and whatever it is he's so afraid of.

Or he can refuse, and it's an outright admission that he's hiding something, and there will continue to be problems with the "donation".

What to do? What to do? It's a shame that she only gave him a day to think about it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:21 AM

9. Cheetoxs supporters

will consider him a stud...while the right winger gun toting evangelists
will consider it a sign of Gods will....

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:30 AM

12. What does Melania think? NT

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #12)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:18 PM

21. Isn't it obvious?

She doesn't.

At all.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:39 AM

13. I don't suppose that "Resign in abject and permanent disgrace" is on the table.

No, that would require an individual with a working set of personal morals, adult-level responsibility, and a genuine concern for the welfare of this nation. trump wouldn't recognize any of those attributes, if they came up and bit his huge ass.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:44 AM

15. My Advice to Trump: Resign Forthwith!

That will solve that problem and many others. It's simple.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:19 PM

22. Love it! Brought down by a porn star

How fitting indeed.



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:48 AM

16. Has he asked Melania for advice?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:05 PM

17. Advice? Check your pre-nup for a "cheating" clause like Michael Douglas has..........

If there is one in that nup that makes it null and void your fat ass is going to get raked over the coals in what well surely be a DIVORCE.

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #17)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:32 PM

24. No way Trump would ever sign off on something like that.

In fact, if Melania hadn't agreed to sign off on whatever garbage he did put in the prenup, he would have easily found another marginally employed Eastern European softcore porno model who would.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #24)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:48 PM

30. Cheeto has paid off at least a hundred women

If you read "Fire and Fury" by Michael Wolf, many details are given about it during the campaign. Actually Steve Bannon has all the women's names I think, so maybe he's given that info to Mueller by now. Michael Cohen paid them off so they wouldn't talk while Cheeto was running for President. Stormy Daniels was just one of them.

Do you think Trump would ever agree to a "no cheating" provision in his pre-nup? Maybe, but only if it means Melania can't cheat. He would never agree to "no cheating" for himself.



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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:17 PM

20. " Dear Abby......signed, Trapped in DC"

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:10 PM

23. If the dress is a mess

you MUST confess!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:34 PM

25. I don't understand politicians.

If you are a Democrat and you are caught, Just say it was just for the sex. If a Republican, confess and cry in front of Evangelicals. You don't the story can go on for months. You do, and it is over in days.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:36 PM

26. Well damn shithole, just drop Melania for Stormy.

Ummmmm, she would be the 4th.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 02:39 PM

28. There's a position in the administration for Stormy

so to speak, know what I mean, nudge, nudge, wink wink

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 05:04 PM

33. I would vastly prefer Stormy over Dirty Don as POTUS.

She seems smarter, and has almost normal thinking in the interviews snippets I have seen.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 06:35 PM

34. Makes one wonder how tRump is handling this part...

Not being able to run out and get him some strange every so often??

No doubt that was his pattern in the past, about every time he played golf. Maybe that's one of the reasons he's such a madman....having to go cold turkey!

..........

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