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Could Trumpís Missing Signature Force Him to Be Deposed?
WRAL.com ^ | Posted 7:44 p.m. 08/27/2018 8:08 p.m. 08/27/2018 | Alan Feuer, New York Times

Posted on 08/27/2018 7:03:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

In the history of presidential scandals, it is often the hidden things that end up proving decisive. Think, for example, of Monica Lewinsky’s stained blue dress or of Richard M. Nixon’s secret Oval Office tapes.

But in President Donald Trump’s recent scandal involving Stephanie Clifford, the pornographic film star known as Stormy Daniels, something that was never there to begin with could play an unexpected role.

The missing item is the signature Trump failed to place on Clifford’s nondisclosure deal two years ago. And if her lawyer has his way, there is a chance that the inch-long blank space could force Trump to testify about what he knew of the arrangement.

As the world found out in more detail last week, the man who structured the hush-money payment, Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael D. Cohen, pleaded guilty to several charges in federal court.

Under the arrangement, Clifford was paid $130,000 just before the 2016 elections to not speak publicly about an affair that she said she had with Trump. In admitting to the scheme, Cohen not only implicated himself, but also possibly his former boss, in a violation of federal campaign-finance law.

It remains unclear, however, whether Trump, as president, can be held accountable for that offense.

(Excerpt) Read more at wral.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: desperatedems; fakenews; nyt; nytimes; tds
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Trump has really stepped in it this time! It's all over for him now! #7264829383
1 posted on 08/27/2018 7:03:20 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What...

Evuh...


2 posted on 08/27/2018 7:06:12 PM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://youtu.be/wH-pk2vZGw2M)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Deposed

Yes, in the context of the article, they do mean "testify".

But I'm willing to bet the headline writer was trying to conjure images of a bad monarch being thrown down from his throne -- you know: deposed.

3 posted on 08/27/2018 7:06:44 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The MSM is in the business of creating a fake version of reality for political reasons.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What lunacy— the signature of the document stating that Cohen represented the client, who is identified and DOES not need to sign a non-disclosure agreement made with a legal representative for a principal party. This is NOT a mortgage or a Title. It’s an NDA and paid for. The NDA is a receipt to a porno queen, a blackmailer.

This article is silly.


4 posted on 08/27/2018 7:07:04 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
in a violation of federal campaign-finance law.

Nope.

5 posted on 08/27/2018 7:08:02 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The terms of the NDA are “non-disclosed”. There is NO way this article’s writer can say “ an affair” with Trump— no way whatsoever. All supposition created by that thug Avenatti- who is is deep crap with the feds.

One more specious element in this tabloid article.


6 posted on 08/27/2018 7:08:50 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: John S Mosby

The putrid desperation of LIB lunatics never ceases to amuse me. What pathetic oafs and festering losers .


7 posted on 08/27/2018 7:09:38 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Did the lady of questionable repute take the money?

Yes?

Case over.


8 posted on 08/27/2018 7:09:52 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: plain talk

Always a false premise in there somewhere......


9 posted on 08/27/2018 7:10:46 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: John S Mosby

[This article is silly.]

Well, the author IS Alan Feuer, New York Times.

I don’t know of him. But “New York Times” tells me all I need to know.


10 posted on 08/27/2018 7:11:12 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Boy, what a stretch this is. These people never cease to amaze me.


11 posted on 08/27/2018 7:13:49 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Wasn’t Bill Clinton deposed in the Paula Jones case? Why yes, he was. Guess what. Trump’s bad character is going to lead to a similar outcome. And Trump was a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton. He insisted that they attend his third wedding. And he defended Bill Clinton during the Lewinsky investigation. What too many “conservatives” have done is treat Trump the same way liberals treated Bill Clinton. They gave unconditional love and loyalty to a deeply flawed man. Sadly, that lesson is lost on Trump lovers who have followed him in to loving Putin and other rogues.


12 posted on 08/27/2018 7:14:05 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (Cogito ergo sum a conservative pro-American.)
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To: kaehurowing

Not so fast... I want to know how she reported it on her taxes.


13 posted on 08/27/2018 7:14:45 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: John S Mosby

Did she cash the check? It’s a contract.


14 posted on 08/27/2018 7:15:47 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Obviously, Trump intended to sign the document, if in fact such a document does exist, or ever existed. Moreover, there was a verbal agreement, maybe even a handshake and verbal and handshake agreements have been held up in court.

Signatures or lack of a signature on a document mean nothing.


15 posted on 08/27/2018 7:16:24 PM PDT by Blue House Sue
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I smell Russians.


16 posted on 08/27/2018 7:17:16 PM PDT by Libloather (Trivial Pursuit question - name the first female to lose TWO presidential elections!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“...but also possibly his former boss, in a violation of federal campaign-finance law. “

What violation would that be, pray tell. Oh you don’t have that info. Then shut up.


17 posted on 08/27/2018 7:18:00 PM PDT by lastchance (Credo.)
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To: John S Mosby

Hillary’s just jealous she couldn’t have attracted Stormy.


18 posted on 08/27/2018 7:18:55 PM PDT by Cvengr ( Adversity in life & death is inevitable; Stress is optional through faith in Christ.)
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To: kaehurowing

Did the lady of unquestionable ill repute pay taxes on the income?


19 posted on 08/27/2018 7:19:04 PM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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To: elhombrelibre

What are you smoking, NeverTrumper?

Trump is not a “deeply flawed character” and fans of Trump are not automatically fans of Nelson Mandala’s wife or Putin.

You jump to some wild conclusions from nothing at all.

I think your character needs review.


20 posted on 08/27/2018 7:20:58 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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