How to Help Rudy Giuliani Get His Story Straight
President Donald Trump’s new legal counsel, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, had a lot to say to Fox News host Sean Hannity about the hush money payment to Stormy Daniels.
But most of it is different from what President Trump has said.
Giuliani is now in damage control mode after suggesting that President Trump knew far more about the payment to Daniels than he had originally let on.
Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal reported that President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid Daniels $130,000 to cancel her planned “Good Morning America” exposé a mere four days before the 2016 presidential election.
President Trump originally denied any knowledge of the payment to cover up his alleged affair with Daniels.
But Giuliani’s statements suggesting the president may have reimbursed Cohen for the hush money raise lots of questions about potential ethical and criminal violations.
For all the sordid details of the Stormy Daniels affair, Giuliani has ensured the campaign finance ones are the generating the most heat.
How to help advance campaign finance reform in the Trump era
Support Stormy Daniels’ legal fund.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars have already been raised on CrowdJustice.
Promote campaign finance reform.
Common Cause, the good government advocacy group, argues that President Trump’s failure to disclose an unusually large campaign expenditure to the Federal Election Commission is a violation of both campaign finance law and a federal law that prohibits providing “false statements of material fact” to the federal government.
You can connect with and support Common Cause and groups like Every Voice, the Center for Responsive Politics (which publishes the Open Secrets campaign contributions database), and Democracy Matters. Each of these groups is working to promote ethics in government and to get big money out of politics.
Also: bring #TimesUp to the White House.
While Stormy Daniels describes her affair with now-President Trump as consensual, more than 20 women have shared their stories of being sexually harassed or assaulted by him. Read their stories here.