As we told you earlier, Rudy Giuliani told Sean Hannity on Wednesday night that President Trump did reimburse Michael Cohen for the $130,000 hush money payment ot porn star Stormy Daniels. The president later took to Twitter in an attempt to clarify things, saying the payments to Cohen were a “retainer” and now at reimbursement.
In any event, things are a mess and will likely get worse. Kellyanne Conway’s husband, George Conway — an attorney who was reportedly on Trump’s list for United States Solicitor General in 2017 — dropped this bomb on the president, tweeting the section of FEC law that might have been violated:
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) May 3, 2018
Reaction from the MSM and libs:
Heavy shade from Kellyanne's husband. https://t.co/vUZ7kUjmRz
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) May 3, 2018
Kellyanne Conway’s husband helpfully noting that the situation involving his wife’s boss — the president — isn’t in the clear on campaign finance issues. https://t.co/Mb6IYWuOoQ
— Philip Bump (@pbump) May 3, 2018
Legal advice from Mr. Conway https://t.co/0khZ3S5fmB
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) May 3, 2018
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) May 3, 2018
Giuliani statement (potentially) absolves Cohen of one campaign finance violation, but exposes Trump on another: knowingly filing a false campaign finance report.
Instead of an excessive contribution from Cohen, it is an undisclosed contribution from Trump to his campaign.
— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) May 3, 2018
If you recall, Kellyanne bristled when asked about her husband’s subtweets of the president in an interview with Dana Bash in April:
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway turned combative Sunday when CNN’s Dana Bash raised questions about her husband‘s critical tweets — accusing Bash of a sexist line of questioning https://t.co/uvf0qKtCFb pic.twitter.com/P7nIroKXLT
— POLITICO (@politico) April 23, 2018
Trump CLARIFIES Rudy Giuliani's Stormy Daniels revelation https://t.co/6QWnpnfUpD
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 3, 2018
'What a DUMBA*S.' Michael Avenatti photobombing Sarah Sanders and Kellyanne Conway at WHCD BACKFIRES https://t.co/YRdsB3VEpL
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 29, 2018