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Post time 2018-5-3 21:29:43 |Display all floors
Free speech in the USA is up for sale. Or maybe, more correctly, silence can be bought at a price.
What is $130,000 to a billionaire?
Non-disclousure agreements in the USA are perfectly legal ways to prevent free speech.
It begs the question of how much silence can be bought by the super rich in the USA.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rudy Giuliani's revelation that President Donald Trump reimbursed his personal attorney for a $130,000 payment to a porn star to keep her quiet about an alleged affair is raising new legal questions, including whether the president and his campaign violated campaign finance laws.

The former New York City mayor insisted on Fox News Channel Wednesday night that the payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels was "going to turn out to be perfectly legal."

Giuliani's insistence the money had nothing to do with the campaign is complicated by the fact that Daniels' silence was secured so close to the 2016 presidential election, and as Trump was dealing with the fallout from the "Access Hollywood" tape in which he bragged about sexually assaulting women.
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If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2018-5-3 22:07:06 |Display all floors
So now Trump is admitting to paying for silence.

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President Trump released a carefully-worded three-tweet statement confirming the bombshell disclosure by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani — a new member of the president’s legal team — that Trump reimbursed his personal attorney Michael Cohen for a $130,000 “hush money” payment to actress Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels. The statement appeared to flatly contradict Trump’s previous assertion that he was unaware of the payment.

“Mr. Cohen, an attorney, received a monthly retainer, not from the campaign and having nothing to do with the campaign, from which he entered into, through reimbursement, a private contract between two parties, known as a non-disclosure agreement, or NDA,” Trump tweeted. “These agreements are very common among celebrities and people of wealth.
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If capitalism promotes innovation and creativity then why aren't scientists and artists the richest people in a capitalist nation?

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Post time 2018-5-4 17:36:23 |Display all floors
The CHINA DAILY  has given Stormy Robert an ironclad non disclosure offer for all his published personal attacks against peiple famous and not famous, and no one pays a single yuan to anyone, let alone a sum of US$ 130000,

I wonder why a prostitute gets this much support from an official Chinese newspaper?

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