Lawyer Reportedly Paid Porn Star Hush Money for Sexual Encounter With Trump

If we know one thing about President Trump, it's that he's a con artist. Since he took office, the Washington Post has kept track of the number of lies he's told under oath; on Jan. 10, days before he's completed one year as our president, he's already logged 2,001 fictitious claims, a truly absurd feat.

So it's no surprise that when a new report from Wall Street Journal surfaced, citing that a longtime lawyer for the Trump Organization paid $130,000 to a porn star over a sexual encounter she had with Trump in 2006—Trump denied it.

The report states that Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, “arranged a $130,000 payment to a former adult-film star a month before the 2016 election as part of an agreement that precluded her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Mr. Trump.” Both Trump's lawyer and Stephanie Clifford—known as Stormy Daniels in the adult film industry—deny the encounter as well.

These sort of charges aren't new for Trump. During his presidential campaign, more than a handful of women lodged sexual assault allegations against him, and during the more recent, viral #MeToo campaign, even more women came forward. While Clifford has admitted that her relationship with Trump was consensual, that certainly wasn't the case for the rest of these women whom he violated.

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Trump Slams Snoop Dogg After Getting Clowned in Controversial “Lavender” Video

Trump, a guy who most certainly doesn't know a goddamn thing about music, changed topics a total of five times during his dual morning bowel movement and tweetstorm on Wednesday. Following a tweet about Rachel Maddow's big tax return reveal, the former Apprentice host (very briefly) turned his attention to BADBADNOTGOOD's video for their Nightfall remix of “Lavender” featuring Snoop Dogg and Kaytranada.

In the Jesse Wellens-directed video, Snoop is seen firing a toy gun at a clown who strongly resembles the biggest clown of all, Trump. Moments later, this Trump-esque clown is seen attempting in vain to hit the blunt. The first thing worth mentioning here is that Trump believes Snoop's career is worth remarking upon when he is, you know, literally the fucking president. Furthermore, Trump accused Snoop Wednesday of having a “failing” career (?!?!?!) in his tweet and said that he would have been given “jail time” if the video had depicted an Obama-esque clown instead:

Michael Cohen, a “personal lawyer” for Trump, spoke with TMZ Tuesday and said Snoop owes his client an apology. However, he did not echo Trump's “jail time” remark:

All this talk reminds me of the time Trump told a crowd in Iowa that he could shoot someone without damaging his reputation with voters. “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose any voters,” Trump said in January 2016. To clarify, Trump—who took time out of his morning tweet dump to mention Snoop's video directly—once said he could shoot someone with no consequences:

Snoop told Billboard this week that he wasn't chasing controversy with the clip, but instead simply wanted to “fill a void” in music. “I feel like it's a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody's dealing with the real issue with this fucking clown as president, and the shit that we dealing with out here, so I wanted to take time out to push pause on a party record and make one of these records for the time being,” he said.

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