Rudy Giuliani’s television blitz suggests two ways that Trump broke the law


Donald Trump advisor and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s television interview blitz over the past 18 hours suggests the US president may have violated laws about campaign finance or financial disclosures, watchdog groups say. Giuliani made a surprise admission last night (May 2) that Trump knew about a payment his personal lawyer Michael Cohen made to adult film star Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels. In doing so, he contradicted repeated claims by Trump and the White House that they knew nothing about the payment.

Trump’s tweets expose the president to another potential liability—a violation of rules public officials must follow when filing financial disclosures, Walter Shaub, former head of the Office of Government Ethics and current ethics director of the Campaign Legal Center, another watchdog group, noted on Twitter.

“With this latest explanation, president Trump finds himself between something of a rock and a hard place,” Corey Goldstone, spokesman for the Campaign Legal Center, told Quartz.

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