Trump just made a stunning admission about the hush payment to his ex-porn star mistress

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In a stunning turn of events, President Trump took to Twitter this morning and admitted that he had in fact authorized the $130,000 payment of hush money to his ex-mistress, porn star and director Stephanie “Stormy Daniels” Clifford.

That payment and the non-disclosure agreement which accompanied it – the one the President failed to sign when it was hammered out on the eve of the 2016 election – have become the subject of both a protracted legal battle and a media firestorm of titillation and intrigue that burns ever brighter with every new development.

Finally backed into a corner after all of his motions to dismiss and restraining orders and other efforts to bully Daniels into submission failed – or perhaps simply was forced to come clean after his new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, threw him under the bus on live television last night – the president took to Twitter this morning to offer up his excuses.

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Nobody would pay out hush money over false allegations, especially not an unrepentantly selfish man like Trump who refuses to pay out money to the people who actually work for him, so it’s obvious that he’s lying.

But it’s clear at this point that the President could invite Penthouse Magazine to hold a shoot on the White House lawn and his evangelical supporters would still find some way to excuse it.

While the President may claim that money from his campaign played “no roll” in his hush money payment, his track record says otherwise. For decades, Trump used his charitable foundation as a personal piggybank, using it to purchase things for himself and to flagrantly evade having to pay taxes, so it’s almost certain that he’s using his campaign accounts to do the same thing.

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The president has found himself trapped in a legal bind of his own creation, his countless lies and contradictory statements – and it’s far too late for him to escape unscathed.

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Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.

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