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WSJ - Federal prosecutors have gathered evidence of Donald Trump’s participation in hush payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal that violated campaign-finance laws.…

PECKER’s company paid MCDOUGAL $150,000 to keep her from speaking publicly about it.

TRUMP later thanked PECKER for the assistance.…
WSJ: "Trump was involved in or briefed on nearly every step of the agreements. He directed deals in phone calls and meetings w/ Cohen and others. The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan has gathered evidence of Trump’s participation in the transactions.”…
WSJ: When COHEN pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations, prosecutors filed a charging document asserting COHEN “coordinated with one or more members of the campaign.”

The unnamed member/members referred to TRUMP, according to WSJ sources.…
"Trump’s involvement in the payments, by itself, wouldn’t mean he is guilty of federal crimes … A criminal conviction would require proof Trump willfully skirted legal prohibitions on contributions from companies or from individuals in excess of $2,700”…
WSJ report cites "interviews with three dozen people who have direct knowledge of the events or who have been briefed on them, as well as court papers, corporate records and other documents.”…
"The money was slow in coming because Trump, Cohen and the longtime chief financial officer of the Trump Organization, Allen Weisselberg, couldn’t settle on a plan for getting it to Davidson without anyone being able to trace it back to Mr. Trump”…
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