President Donald Trump Campaign Hush Money Scam Appears To Have Worked | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

President Donald Trump Campaign Hush Money Scam Appears To Have Worked | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC 1


Rachel Maddow reports on the revelations of unsealed documents in the Michael Cohen case showing that the plan to insulate Donald Trump from payments made to silence women claiming to have had affairs with him so they wouldn't hurt his election chances appears to have worked out for everyone involved except Michael Cohen even though he was not the beneficiary of the crime.
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President Donald Trump Campaign Hush Money Scam Appears To Have Worked | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

78 Comments on "President Donald Trump Campaign Hush Money Scam Appears To Have Worked | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC"

  1. How can Michael Cohen be guilty without Trump also being guilty?
    One would think that with a modern law like misuse of campaign funds the law would have been written to include consequences for presidential misuse of campaign funds.

    • Chela Buford | July 19, 2019 at 11:10 AM | Reply

      @Potomac Sun You’re a sad, incredibly sad individual. You know nothing of my education or anything about me.
      You have no substance to speak of, so you revert to false accusations and insults. Stop being toxic – there’s enough of that already.

      Try being original – in a positive way.

  2. Trump made a sound that sound was a lie. Echo, echo, echo!

    • ​@Rabble Wolf :
      Yo-yos does indeed self identify as a grease spot on Trump’s diaper jockstrap. He has the prime spot right beneath the exhaust port. He says it’s awful windy just there most of the time but when the goods train comes through he’s squealing like a piiig !


    • @hpqz
      Eloquently put🤣

  3. So ignorance of the law is now a defence? Or does that only apply to the president?

  4. Another example of Trump is above the law.

  5. I don’t understand how Melania stayed married to him. Oh wait, $$$$

  6. acidfromhell | July 19, 2019 at 2:38 AM | Reply

    So… Is this not high crimes and misdemeanors? What exactly is stopping Congress from impeaching?

    • weaksauce, and dumbsauce…now go back to eating your animal crackers and playing with blocks

    • voodooblue61 blue | July 19, 2019 at 12:11 PM | Reply

      @Emily Hofland I am saying if Dump got removed from office, then Pence would take over- but he would not win a re-election.

    • Emily Hofland | July 19, 2019 at 12:25 PM | Reply

      @voodooblue61 blue he wouldn’t? The quiet one, removed from all the issues. Already in position. And has been spending his current time making discrimination by Christians, legal?
      He’s a bigger threat than you think.

    • voodooblue61 blue | July 19, 2019 at 12:32 PM | Reply

      @Emily Hofland I agree he is a threat but he would not be in power long. I don’t think he would do things like try and start a war by tweet with N. Korea etc. I just think he is the lesser of two awful evils.

  7. Elizabeth Ayres | July 19, 2019 at 2:47 AM | Reply

    Trump is one step removed from himself….. I’ve noticed he refers to himself in the 3rd person quite often

    • Watch for 2020- and see who’s removed! TRUMP-2020-2024!

    • Edward MacLennan | July 19, 2019 at 9:16 AM | Reply

      He is one step removed from himself when he signs things, as well. He still signs as Drumpf.

    • O SNOOPY SNOOP COLEMAN | July 19, 2019 at 10:19 AM | Reply


    • illeism is a serious mental disorder / a method of creating a dissociative identity to blame other than themselves for their misdeeds. We have a clinical psychotic sitting in the Whitehouse

  8. Elizabeth Ayres | July 19, 2019 at 2:49 AM | Reply

    And as the world spins around him, he does what he wants, his flying monkeys screeching about…..

  9. What does this man have to do before he is arrested and/or impeached?

    • kathleen davenport | July 19, 2019 at 11:26 AM | Reply

      @Saltponds239 Trump is and always has been a racist and a criminal. He is scum. You people have no morals

    • voodooblue61 blue | July 19, 2019 at 12:18 PM | Reply

      @Dee Pattison I know- that is the really scary part- how they support this lunatic no matter WHAT he does is frightening!

  10. Oh, come on! You know Trump knew and knows what shady things he does are illegal!

    • Dana Lee Drumpf knew what he was doing.

    • Yo-yos Tenbucks | July 19, 2019 at 6:44 AM | Reply

      Ash Roskell
      Na, the serpent bloodline is becoming extinct and the black race will exterminate the serpent left…
      THE DEMOCRATIC SERPENT LINE OF SCUM IS THE SAME SERPENT LINE THAT ENSLAVED THE BLACK RACE.. And the serpent left infected Africa with HIV thru care package vaccination genocide and lab made ebola.

    • Yo-yos Tenbucks | July 19, 2019 at 6:45 AM | Reply

      Ash Roskell
      Your 2nd death is upon you, serpent guppy

    • @Yo-yos Tenbucks You huffed too much gasoline it seems

    • Dana Lee hes above the law dont ya know

  11. But *who’s* surprised by this, really…?
    #45’s cheated his partners, both in business *and* marriage, for decades.
    He *even* cheats at golf, the ‘gentlemans game’.
    #45 – *So* embarrassing for America… 😒

  12. Roger Herbel | July 19, 2019 at 3:02 AM | Reply

    .. reported. 7/18/2019, Like nobody knew, it worked that way.

  13. Why did trump lie about it all? To me that shows willful intent.

    • Drew Oliver yeah because yall claim to have christian values but are ok with trump cheating on his 3rd wife aka trophy melania with pornstars and play mates. Good ole christian values right?

    • @Eric Williams And you appear to be mindless drivel.

    • Travis Lamb Lamb | July 19, 2019 at 12:32 PM | Reply

      @Da Co, DUH! He is willfully duplicitous and it should have been well known before he was ever on TV let alone a President. Remember his racism against Obama, he claimed he had evidence, he would go from interview to interview saying, “I will show you the evidence soon, you are going to be surprised…” (I am paraphrasing) He should have only been a joke because his insane racism and blatant lies, unfortunately there is a massive number of people who believe everything he says. His lies and racist behavior goes back so much further than Obama too, he should have never gotten where he is, he should be in prison.

  14. I’m so sick of hearing how the legal standard for conviction is SO HIGH that all of Trump’s video and audio admissions don’t quite cut it in the court of law… THAT IS A DOWNRIGHT LIE!!! Any average person would have been put away LONG ago.

  15. Erich Nussbaum | July 19, 2019 at 3:15 AM | Reply

    The “Stable Genius” did not know? I just can’t believe it! 😉

  16. Trumps DENYING an LYING will continue until the day he is laid to rest. trump is never responsible he didn’t do it didn’t know. Was Hitler not responsible? Is El Chopo not responsible? Was Gotti not responsible? Was Osama Bin Laden not responsible? None of these men did the crime yet they’re held responsible and trump needs to be held responsible for all his crimes

  17. Trump can murder someone on 5th ave. and not know it was murder.

    • @The Nimble Ninja Obama wrote Trump’s campaign when he forced obamacare through. Removing the mandate is what gave Trump 2016. Free healthcare for illegals will give Trump 2020.

    • mic Smith yeah and I guess I can go rob a bank and just walk home once the cops arrive cuz I didnt know it was illegal

    • …so he pays him 150K to keep his mouth shut.

  18. Cool breeze joe | July 19, 2019 at 3:36 AM | Reply

    Impeach that Grand Wizard occupying the White House and the rest of trumps Klan administration !
    Shame shame shame !

    • @Roger Out I almost missed that slavery part. The war was about taxes. Slavery didn’t enter the debate until Lincoln needed to campaign for a second term. The emancipation proclamation caused a rash of abandoned Union posts and I hate to use this word but to quote Union soldiers directly using their letters written to home by them “I didn’t sign up to free N*ggers”. It had NOTHING to do with slavery. Lee could have won the war. He didn’t want to destroy the Union but he had the Union army on the run and was ready to march on Washington. But he didn’t. They just didn’t want to pay 70% of U.S. taxes. The north had the industry and the money.

    • @Ol Smohkey here’s the second paragraph of Mississippi’s Declaration of secession.
      “Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery– the greatest material interest of the world. Its labor supplies the product which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions of commerce of the earth. These products are peculiar to the climate verging on the tropical regions, and by an imperious law of nature, none but the black race can bear exposure to the tropical sun. These products have become necessities of the world, and a blow at slavery is a blow at commerce and civilization. “

    • @Ol Smohkey feel free to direct me to any part of any of the Confederate States Declaration of secession that mentions taxes.

    • @Ol Smohkey it got real quiet in here in.. I wonder why 😏

  19. Xerexes Mondavi | July 19, 2019 at 3:42 AM | Reply

    Trump is just the symptom of Cancer, the root cause is GOP.

  20. Ann van de Kew | July 19, 2019 at 4:02 AM | Reply

    Trump is a dark cloud on American democracy and civility. There is no silver lining,. only poison in this cloud.

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