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$130,000.00

No one pays anyone that amount of money to buy silence for something that never happened.

We have some people who want to be willfully ignorant about Donald Trump and the porn star. They refuse to believe it happened not because they don't think it happened, but because they realize if they acknowledge the deed it would open up all sorts of questions. Take Franklin Graham who says he believes the President, as just one example.

Here comes Trump's lawyer to tell us that he personally paid Stormy Daniels $130,000.00 out of his own pocket to keep her quiet during the last month of the campaign. Why? Over something that didn't happen? This lawyer specializes in attacking anyone who even glares at President Trump, but he was willing to pay this lady to shut up about something that didn't happen?

That should be a bridge too far. Of course it won't be for some. Some will rationalize and claim, as they are already doing, that in light of the Access Hollywood tape, this had to be done to keep evangelicals in line. If that's what these people need so they can sleep well at night, okay. But for the rest of us, no one pays $130,000.00 out of their own pocket to keep someone silent over something that did not happen.

Itching ears for sure these days.

The question uppermost in my mind is ethical. Where did the $130k come from? Cohen is paid by the Trump Organization, so will the cash be considered an unreported campaign contribution? I've never heard of a lawyer paying hush money when it wasn't his own a$$ getting smacked with a rolled up magazine.

This will be a test of people who fully support Trump, IMO. For those that look to overlook this and yet claim to a real faith in Christ, there is a huge disconnect there. At the same time, there still isn’t inexhaustible proof of the affair, though it becomes unimaginable that an attorney wouldn’t spend $130,000 of personal money to keep such a relationship were he not convinced of the reality of the situation.

At the same time, someone paid close to $13 million to "Trump up" a dossier, didn't they? This is not much of a story. Just because it is able to be another stone cast against Trump, it isn't much to talk about.

The news of this bribe breaking out was the true scandal of the previous month. The real reason they blew up the declassification of the Nunes Memo (which was an overhyped dud that failed to make the case against the FBI) was built up to be the second coming of Christ was because they were trying to distract us from this scandal. This scandal destroys Trump's credibility as the most honest open transparent "tell it like it is" pro-free speech President in history. Nobody loves NDA's more than Trump. NDA's are anti-free speech and shady as heck. Nobody likes a Sneak.

There is really good chance it is true for that exact reason. (It is also the reason I believe there is some truth to the O'Reilly allegations. The settlements are too high for a false claim. It's not proof, but leads me to lean that way.) But at the end of the day, if Trump slept with a porn star just after his wife gave birth to their child, exactly what does that change? I'm being serious here. It isn't exactly like this would be the first thing Trump has lied about. It isn't like this allegation is against Mike Pence. We know Trump likes women, regardless of whether or not he is married at the time or not. It really doesn't change anything. It makes Trump no worse than we already know him to be. People that defend everything, will still do so. Those that hate everything associated with him will still do so. Those that support the good and criticize the bad will still do so. It is really a big nothing-burger, unless there is some finance law issue with where the money came from. It doesn't make it okay, but it doesn't change anything either.

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Hold on, I worked for a company that several years ago did such a thing for more money and fired someone when it was proven to be false on her part.

OK, Now hold on! ESPECIALLY those of you (Erick!) who profess the redemption of sins through the Blood of Christ...

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WHEN did the proclivities happen? Yep, years ago...

By his own words & the witness of others, Trump have been very friendly towards Christianity especially in the last year or so,even heavy hinting that he has accepted Christ into his life (even with his immature comment about not needing to confess sins...)

So, who among us can/will judge him by his current activities and say that he hasn't changed? Do we have Lewinsky's coming from under desks? Or trailer park hussies available through the secret service back doors?

No, all of this is old stuff.

Just as is OUR pasts.

I myself, sure don't want anyone digging up my past & bringing it up in my face now. I am a new man in Christ - warts and all - continually growing & maturing (hopefully!!!), so I give the same grace to Trump...

How I really agree with you. The Bible tells us that we are not to judge others but that Jesus is the Judge. And I am with you as for anyone digging up my past of the years 1940-1980 the year I accepted Christ and made Him Lord and Savior of my life.

Who sees the fruit of repentance that is demonstrated with conversion?

Exactly, NiceLady! There is no fruit to see because there has been no conversion.

More than likely Trump did that for which he was accused. This is not totally surprising. The electorate knew his character and still voted for him. Many of our presidents were flawed including Eisenhower, Kennedy & Clinton. We elected them for what they could do for the country and not for their imperfections. What Trump did was twelve years ago. What he did is between him and his God. In out bible study today we were taught about the importance of forgiveness. I don't know if Melania will be able to forgive him. For the sake of their marriage I hope she can. 'At least what occurred was in the past and not while Trump has been in office.

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