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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WSJ Claims iPhone 8 Will Replace Lightning For USB Type-C

It’s that time of year again – time for tech sites and armchair theoreticians to hypothesize on the next iteration of the iPhone, and everything that comes with it. This year, there are a lot of rumors that have been pretty much repeated by a variety of sites: there will allegedly be three different versions of the phone, with the super high-end version having an all-glass, curved OLED display. And there are various reports and rumors that on that model, Apple will ditch the home button.

One rumor, though, has some people reeling. Wall Street Journal has claimed that in the iPhone 8, Apple will ditch its proprietary Lightning port for a universal USB type-C. Apple introduced Lightning back in 2012, replacing the 30-pin dock connector previously used on the company’s iPods and iPhone devices.

However, right now, the MacBook, the MacBook Pro, and the MacBook Pro with TouchBar all only have USB-C ports. And it’s become the butt of jokes that you have to have a special USB to Lightning connector just to connect your phone to your laptop.

In that regard, it would make sense for Apple to finally match their laptop connectors with the ones for their phones, but Gizmodo in particular really isn’t having any of it. They write:

It just seems absurd to think Apple would replace that entire ecosystem after just five years. Of course, that in and of itself isn’t a reason to disbelieve this rumor. Apple is a company that will do what it thinks is the best for its products and its bottom line. If that means eviscerating an entire port and putting accessory makers in a weird position of having to make new gear and gear for the billion people who already have a Lightning port gadget, so be it.

As with any Apple rumor, there’s really no telling until it’s officially announced. But either way, either it will change for the better or it won’t change at all. At least it’s not getting any worse.

This article was first published on Your EDM.
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Soundcloud Worth $700 Million

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Who remembers when Soundcloud started or how you heard about it? Probably no one — all you know is a friend of a friend told you about this great place online where you could listen to artists awesome music for free, nada, cinch, zero. Well, founders Alex Ljung and Eric Wahlforss, now have five offices around the world in leading cities London, New York, San Francisco. In their latest funding round, the company raised $60 million, raising their worth to $700 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. Talk about ROI. Institutional Venture Partners and the Chernin Group are the forces behind the investment. “SoundCloud’s similarities to YouTube and its international reach were among the reasons they decided to invest,” said Institutional Venture Partners about their decision.