Trump is a big shameless cheater. Does anyone care?

We knew this a long time ago. The question is whether or not anyone wants to do anything about it.

President Trump.
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On Tuesday, President Trump's longtime personal lawyer and "fixer" Michael Cohen directly implicated him in a federal felony. Cohen said that, "in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office" — Trump — he paid off a porn actress and a former Playboy model to buy their silence about extramarital affairs they said they had with Trump in 2006, and he did it "for the principal purpose of influencing the election."

In other words, Trump, according to his own former lawyer, cheated to win the 2016 election. In this case, according to Cohen, Trump cheated by directing hush money to two women with whom he likely cheated on his third and current wife, Melania. It remains to be seen whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller can prove Trump cheated in other ways, like by working with Russia to disseminate and promote pilfered emails harmful to Hillary Clinton. At the very least, Trump and his new lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, admit Trump's campaign tried to collude with Russia.

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