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Trump & Cohen & Pecker / Payments / A Discussion (Part I) #1132957

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Dec 13, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at a court document from the plea deal with David Pecker on AMI indicating Pecker met with Trump attorney Michael Cohen & presidential candidate Donald Trump in 2015 introduced; details given about Cohen's prison sentence for campaign violations to keep the stories of Stormy Daniels & Karen McDougal from getting out. [On Fox, TRUMP - says he does not think a payment was made to the tabloid; denies payments were any kind of violation; downplays his relationship with lawyer Cohen.] How it is a criminal felony matter & a campaign violations noted with the Trump-Cohen audiotape about setting the funding up with "David" & "Alan" played. The denials from Trump, Trump attorney former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani & White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about the payoffs quoted. [Today, TRUMP - says the finance charges {against Cohen} are not criminal charges.] That they are criminal charges noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The shifting stories from Trump about paying off the two mistresses during the presidential election campaign, how Trump blamed Cohen in the Fox interview, a report that White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly is relieved to be leaving the White House discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, Shan Wu, Kirsten Powers & Rick Santorum about the day's Trump news. [TOOBIN, WU, POWERS, SANTORUM - offer views on the significance of the 2015 meeting about the "National Enquirer" paying off women, how Trump has boxed himself in his defense & keeps making this worse, special counsel former FBI director Robert Mueller is there to get to the president, the Daniels contribution is not illegal & AMI is a corporate contributor that my be illegal, why it is a legal question as well as a political question, the issue of whether payoffs were done for the campaign, the FEC's handling of the John Edwards case.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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