Published: Thu, January 25, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Campaign finance watchdog calls for investigation into Trump-Stormy Daniels payment

Campaign finance watchdog calls for investigation into Trump-Stormy Daniels payment

"Candidates and their attorneys can not choose how and when to comply with federal campaign finance laws". The group called on the Justice Department and Federal Election Commission to investigate.

This settlement should have been considered a campaign expense "because the funds were paid for the goal of influencing the 2016 presidential general election", Paul S. Ryan, a campaign finance expert at the group, said in a letter addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein.

In a statement, Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn emphasized the importance of financial transparency spent in elections "no matter how embarrassing the reason behind the expense".

Trump has yet to publicly address allegations of the affair, but Vice President Mike Pence, now on a state trip to Israel, said he was "not going to comment on the latest baseless allegations against the president".

"It was determined there were too many scheduling and logistical issues, so Mrs. Trump will not travel to Davos", Melania Trump's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, told the Daily Mail.

The vice president also dismissed an adult film star's account of a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, questioning its validity.

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels appears during an autograph signing for Wicked Pictures at the 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, January 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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According to The Wall Street Journal, Trump met Clifford at a golf event in 2006.

The paper followed with a report detailing corporate records showing that Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, set up an LLC shortly before the election.

Following the Wall Street Journal story, In Touch published a 2011 interview they had of Stormy Daniels, where she detailed her affair with Trump. On Saturday night, and early Sunday, Daniels, performed in Greenville, S.C. at the Trophy Club.

"This was notable, Brian, for what she didn't say as much as what she did say", Blitzer said.

Pence may have not commented on Trump's alleged indiscretions - he did, however, speak further on POTUS's belittling comments about immigrants from "shithole countries" in Africa. "President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. Daniels".

The Justice Department and the White House did not immediately respond to request for comment. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

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