Michael Cohen says that he paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 hush money out of his own pocket, just because he’s a good guy.
Let me get this clear, Trump wanted a night with a porn star. Michael Cohen paid her money after services rendered. This is clearly prostitution.
— Paul Young (@palavid) February 14, 2018
Legal standard for fed election law is not whether a person pays from personal funds. An in-kind contribution is any "expenditure made by any person in cooperation, consultation or concert with, or at the request or suggestion of, a candidate’s campaign." Cohen is in big trouble. https://t.co/jPyJ5WaCoQ
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) February 14, 2018
Written statement last night by Pres Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen about 2016 payment to porn actress "Stormy Daniels." pic.twitter.com/yvQwP0GezI
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) February 14, 2018
Rob Porter’s abuse of his wives isn’t going away, so this may be the sex scandal that doesn’t go away for our president*.
It’s hard to give North Korea a soft power edge, but our boys [word advisedly chosen] managed to do it.
An awful lot of smart people don’t want to hear that North Korea diplomatically outmaneuvered the Trump administration in Pyeongchang. That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. https://t.co/GfV9Fd2fQz
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) February 12, 2018
Adding to one of last night’s stories,
In a twist out of a political thriller, it turns out that a key witness in the corruption case against Netanyahu may be Yair Lapid, his former finance minister turned opposition leader who is angling to succeed the prime minister. @halbfinger @IKershner https://t.co/c9LvZlienq
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) February 14, 2018
More from yesterday’s congressional hearing.
Russia Sees Midterm Elections as Chance to Sow Fresh Discord, Intelligence Chiefs Warn https://t.co/ABXYAMgcN4
— Jonathan Chevreau (@JonChevreau) February 14, 2018
Bob Corker is reconsidering leaving the Senate because the Republicans are afraid they’ll lose the seat.
As god is my witness, I do not understand the Bob Corker trial balloon.
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) February 14, 2018
In other news, it’s Valentine’s Day. Also Ash Wednesday.
Happy Valentine's Day! ? Sharing one of our favorite Soviet posters from 1925:
"I'm not yours anymore, now I'm Senya's: he took me to the local Soviet to listen to Lenin's speeches". pic.twitter.com/qAwLEmfw9G
— Soviet Visuals (@sovietvisuals) February 14, 2018