Stormy Daniels

Alternative Fact of the Week: Evolution of the Stormy payoff

Alternative Fact of the Week: Evolution of the Stormy payoff

Michael Cohen’s guilty pleas and Paul Manafort’s conviction on multiple counts of financial fraud may have made Tuesday the worst day of the Donald Trump presidency, but, on the bright side, it certainly provided a full-employment moment for former federal prosecutors and others with expertise in campaign finance law and related matters to appear on cable news outlets to explore atrocity of it all. It might also be remembered for inspiring a president of the United States to praise a freshly convicted felon still facing additional criminal charges as a “brave” man who didn’t “break” — demonstrating a kinship with (and possible future pardon for) the guy who evades taxes, lies to banks and...

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