Trump Just Got Slapped With a Criminal Complaint Over Stormy Daniels Payment: Report
A government ethics group has filed a criminal and civil complaint against President Donald Trump over a payment made to an adult film actress to stay quiet about an alleged affair with Trump.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed complaints with the Department of Justice and the Office of Government Ethics over the payment, requesting that Trump be investigated over whether he purposely didn’t report the payment on his public financial disclosure report.
Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, confirmed that he made the payment to Daniels, saying that he had transferred the funds from his home equity line. He then complained that he wasn’t reimbursed by Trump for the payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
The lawsuit alleges that if the payment was a loan, Trump violated federal law by not listing it on his financial disclosure report.
“The more we learn about the Essential Consultants affair, the more it looks like something is missing from the president’s financial disclosures,” CREW board chair Norm Eisen said in a press release, referring to a company Cohen created to make the payment.
“If he failed to disclose this situation, we must ask, what else is he hiding?” Eisen added, according to The Hill.