Former ethics attorney to President George W. Bush Richard Painter said that the salacious details about President Donald Trump’s affair with adult performer Stormy Daniels aren’t the important issue, but rather the money that was paid to keep her silent.
“I don’t think there’s anything sexy about dirty old men in politics,” Painter said, according to Mediaite. “The money is what’s important here, not the sex.”
Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen established a dummy limited liability company (LLC) in Delaware through which to process the payment to Daniels. Painter wants to know where that money came from.
“Where this money came from, we have yet to find out. We have yet to find out if banking laws were violated,” he said. “There may or may not have been crimes committed here. But the theme throughout is President Trump’s use of money to get what he wants, when he wants it. That is not a theme that’s consistent with our presidency.”
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