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McCarthy: Stormy's $130k Payment Is About One-Tenth The Value Of Obama's FEC Violation

Chris Stigall
April 10, 2018 - 10:23 am
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Philadelphia (1210 WPHT) -  On Monday, the  FBI raided the office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Andrew C. McCarthy from National Review tells The Chris Stigall Show on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that he thinks they (Department of Justice) are definitely targeting Trump. 

"It has seemed that way from the beginning.  It's extraordinary, but being the President's lawyer makes it particularly kind of a situation where I must say, I'm not aware of a precedent for it, even though, we have had independent counsel investigations of President's in the modern era going back to Nixon."

Federal agents seized records on topics that include a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels.  The payment was made just prior to the 2016 presidential election, possibly in violation of the Federal Election Commission. 

In 2008, Barack Obama had the largest FEC fine leveled against any Presidential candidate in the amount of $375,000 because of almost $2 million of undisclosed donations. 

McCarthy says in terms of a campaign finance violation, the Stormy Daniels payment allegation is about one-tenth the value of the violation in connection with Obama. 

"I have said from the beginning and I continue to believe this to be the case. That the outrage here from the beginning has been the vastly different quality of justice that the Justice Department applied to the Clinton's and the Clinton campaign versus what they have done with this President, which really has seemed to unleash prosecutors and go looking for a crime, when the same prosecutors and same investigators are seen bent over backwards not to see the screaming crime that was right in front of their face throughout the Clinton debacle."

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