Waterloo, Waterloo, where will you meet your Waterloo? Every puppy has his day, everybody has to pay, where will you meet your Waterloo? — Stonewall Jackson

This is another news item filed under the “If this was anybody else’s administration, this would be a BFD, but because it’s Trump, we yawn,” heading. The Hill:

A California court ordered President Trump to pay $44,100 to Stephanie Clifford, the adult film actress known as Stormy Daniels, to cover her legal fees regarding her nondisclosure agreement.

The order from California Superior Court Judge Robert Broadbelt, which was filed on Monday but posted online Friday by Clifford’s attorneys, surrounds a $130,000 nondisclosure agreement (NDA) with former attorney Michael Cohen in his capacity representing Trump. Clifford and Cohen both say Trump had an affair with the actress from 2006 to 2007, claims the president denies. […]

He also dismissed arguments from Trump’s attorneys that he was not responsible for covering the fees because he did not sign the NDA, ruling that because Trump had reimbursed Cohen for the $130,000 and since the president’s legal team had argued that a defamation suit from Clifford should be handled by an NDA arbiter, Trump was effectively a party to the deal.

This is a minor annoyance to Trump, undoubtedly, a mere gnat to swat away compared to the pterodactyl that is the Steve Bannon scandal. Bannon might flip and Trump really doesn’t need that, and especially now, 72 days out from the election.

Trump was asked at a news conference Friday about the fact that his associates keep getting indicted and convicted. His response was that, “there was overwhelming corruption in the Obama administration.” Right. Does anybody know how the evangelicals reconcile all this? It’s okay that Trump pays off porn stars because pro-life or something? I’d ask Jerry Falwell, Jr., but he seems to be off line these days.

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13 Comments on "Trump Ordered To Pay Stormy Daniels $44K In Legal Fees"

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candace l martinelli
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Spot on! Biden/Harris 2020!

Lone Wolf
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Trump was asked at a news conference Friday about the fact that his associates keep getting indicted and convicted. His response was that, “there was overwhelming corruption in the Obama administration.”

Prove it…waiting hmmm yea ok.

p j evans
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I don’t recall “overwhelming corruption” in the Obama administration. Even Nixon’s wasn’t as corrupt as Himself’s, and we know his was crooked.

Cherl Harrell
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During the Obama administration, there was never even a hint of scandal. Basically crickets, compared to now.

dana fairfield
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Well, yes,compared to now. But we cannot say there was never even a hint. There was Fast and Furious, a sting gone wrong. There was the IRS scandal. https://www.cnn.com/2014/07/18/politics/irs-scandal-fast-facts/index.html However, your main point is well taken.

Joseph
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That “IRS scandal” was pure Republican shenanigans and you should be ashamed for even considering it as a “scandal” at all. The whole deal was the by-product of a GOP claim that the IRS “targeted” conservative groups over 501(c)(3) applications. You know what those are, right? Applications for NON-PROFIT status so these groups could get out of paying taxes while doing nothing but spewing right-wing propaganda (a genuine application is supposed to allow groups engaging in EDUCATING people about issues). The whole thing began after THOUSANDS of applications were received–mostly by TEA Party groups and affiliates–in the course of TWO… Read more »
blueman
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Sadly, I don’t think Trump is even thinking about these two dust-ups. He thinks the scandals all involve Obama and Biden spying on his traitor trash ass.

dana fairfield
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Good grief. That was a prodigious waste of time. The question was whether there was any “hint of scandal,” not the particulars of any particular hint. Thus Cheryl’s point is well-taken.

Dennis K. Mann
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The only thing Joseph didn’t cite, was the role of everyone’s favorite CA Republican asshat, Darrell Issa, in this. Issa went to the deputy IRS commissioner, a Republican, and asked him how many charitable groups had filed applications. Issa asked for a list showing only the conservative groups, which said commissioner promptly supplied. Then Issa goes on TV asserting that the IRS was targeting only conservative groups, etc. The truth never really caught with the allegations supplied by Issa… Fast and Furious was a carryover from Bush’s administration. It was a mistake. So that’s one compared to the oodles and… Read more »
dana fairfield
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Who equated the number of hints or asserted there are hints to both sides? Trump scandals are far more than hints.

mae
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Projection is trumps middle name.

Janey K Kelly
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I don’t remember anyone in Obama’s cabinet or the campaign getting indicted.