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hush money

noun blackmail, blood money, bribe, bribe money, corrupt money, cover-up, criminal payoff, graft, gratuity, illegal bribe, illegal funds, illegal gratuity, illegal money, illegal payoff, illegal pay-out, inducement, payoff for corruption, payoff for silence, payoff to quash testimony, prize, slush fund, suppression of evidence
Associated concepts: bribery, public officials' code of conduct
See also: blackmail, bribe, graft, gratuity
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The hush-money payments represent a sixth instance of potentially impeachable presidential misbehavior, they say.
Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, who played a major role in exposing the hush-money discussions, said outside the courthouse: "We will not stop until the truth is known relating to the conduct of Donald Trump." But he added: "Let me be clear, Michael Cohen is neither a hero nor a patriot" and "he deserves every day of the 36-month sentence he will serve."
Cohen has told prosecutors that other Trump Organization executives were involved in the hush-money payments, including the chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, The NYT reported.
Americans are paying significantly more attention to the Russian investigation than to the hush-money story.
The post Ex-US House Speaker Hastert pleads guilty in hush-money case appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
NEW YORK Michael Cohen took a last swipe at President Donald Trump while reporting to federal prison Monday to start a three-year sentence for crimes including tax evasion and campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made to protect his former boss.
Trump has denied having affairs with either of them or authorizing the alleged hush-money payments, which Democrats say were in breach of campaign finance laws.
Federal prosecutors are looking at whether the Enquirer's feud with Bezos violated a cooperation and non-prosecution agreement that recently spared the gossip sheet from charges in the hush-money case, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Friday.
Cohen is a pivotal figure in investigations by special counsel Robert Mueller into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign and by federal prosecutors in New York into campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments to two women who say they had sex with Trump.
WASHINGTON -- Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, said in a television interview Friday that Trump knew it was wrong to make hush-money payments to women who alleged they had affairs with him, directly contradicting claims from the president.