Richard Painter: Trump ‘Takes His Oath of Office’ About ‘As Seriously As His Marriage Vows’
America’s sweetheart Richard Painter is at it again.
Painter talked to Ali Velshi about the legal and ethical implications of Stormy Daniels being paid $130,000 by President Donald Trump‘s lawyer, Michael Cohen, to keep quiet about an alleged affair with the president.
“There is the broader ethical issue that he’s been married three times and cheated on all three of his wives And he takes his oath of office to uphold the Constitution about as seriously as he has taken his marriage vows,” Painter said. “That is not a question that the special prosecutor or Congress will look into.”
“What is legally relevant here is that this LLC that held this $130,000 should have been on his form 278 testimony disclosure form,” Painter explained. “If the lawyer had paid this money out of his on funds, without expectation of reimbursement, then that is a campaign contribution and that should have been disclosed to the Federal Election Commission.”
“So either way, this was covered up probably illegally and that itself can be a crime. So we need to get to the bottom of this but it shows the president should not be trusted by his wives or the American people.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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