Wall Street Journal Publishes Thinly-Sourced Hit Piece; Claims Feds Looking at Trump for ‘Hush Payoffs’ to Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal

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“Federal prosecutors have gathered evidence of president’s participation in transactions that violated campaign-finance laws”

The Wall Street Journal printed a thinly-sourced hit piece on Trump on Friday claiming the Feds are looking at payments he is linked to that — according to the newspaper — violated campaign laws.

The story is loaded with conjecture, vague sourcing and looks to be the result of FBI rat Michael Cohen’s cooperation with the Feds and the Journal — or both. Likewise, it could have been leaked by the Deep State officials working for and close to U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Keep in mind, the Journal has largely proven a lightweight source when it comes to nailing FBI intelligence in recent years that has been flushed out as correct weeks and months later.

If the mainstream media likes to call alternative media “conspiracy” sites, this Journal article surely deserves equal billing.

The Wall Street Journal found that Mr. Trump was involved in or briefed on nearly every step of the agreements. He directed deals in phone calls and meetings with his self-described fixer, Michael Cohen, and others. The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan has gathered evidence of Mr. Trump’s participation in the transactions.

On Thursday, the White House referred questions about Mr. Trump’s involvement in the hush deals to the president’s outside counsel Jay Sekulow, who declined to comment.

In an Oct. 23 interview with the Journal, Mr. Trump declined to address whether he had ever discussed the payments with Mr. Cohen during the campaign.

“Nobody cares about that,” he said. He described Mr. Cohen as a “public-relations person” who “represented me on very small things.”

Mr. Cohen, who left the Trump Organization to serve as the president’s personal attorney in early 2017, and other aides denied Mr. Trump played any role in the two hush-money deals when they were first reported in the Journal.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan came to believe otherwise. In August, they outlined Mr. Trump’s role—without specifically naming him—in a roughly 80-page draft federal indictment they had been preparing to file against Mr. Cohen.

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