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.