Friday, December 14, 2018

Hush Money Payments

President Trump's erstwhile lawyer is now a convicted felon for various and sundry reasons, and he says that President Trump knew that hush money payments were wrong.
Cohen: 'Of course' Trump knew hush money payments were wrong
We can all agree that hush money payments are wrong.  In a moral sense, we shouldn't be doing things that require hush money.  But, there are lots of things that are wrong, without necessarily being illegal.  To wit:

Drinking good Scotch with Pepsi is wrong, but it's not illegal.
Having an adulterous affair is wrong, but it's not illegal.
Prying a nail out of a wall with a pen knife is wrong, but it's not illegal.

Cohen should know the difference.  But, as it turns out, he's just another sleazebag lawyer.  And, you know that it's the sleazebag lawyers who give the other five percent a bad name.  The vast majority of people couldn't care less whether Trump paid off a couple of whores.  The vast majority of  sources I've seen says that what Trump may or may not have done is not illegal.

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