True to the modus operandi of really obsessed people, it looks like the Wall Street Journal may have dug up some ancient history on a 2015 poll that may have benefitted President Donald Trump. Disgraced lawyer Michael Cohen now claims he paid a firm to do the rigging at Trump’s direction.
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) January 17, 2019
So what did the WSJ article say? According to the New York Times:
The Journal reported that in early 2015, before Mr. Trump declared himself a candidate for president, Mr. Cohen gave $12,000 to $13,000 in cash stuffed in a Walmart bag to John Gauger, the owner of RedFinch Solutions, who also works for Liberty University. The money was in exchange for help boosting Mr. Trump’s name in two online polls.
Mr. Cohen was supposed to pay Mr. Gauger $50,000 for the work, the man told The Journal, but the full amount was never paid out. However, Mr. Cohen billed the Trump Organization $50,000 for technology services, according to federal prosecutors in Manhattan, who referenced the amount in a charging document.
All of this he said/he said is offered without any proof and has been reported in the most breathless way imaginable. All this does is lend credence to the idea that the mainstream media will do and say just about anything to damage President Donald Trump whether it really happened or not.
The poll in question is four years old. It was done long before the election and even before Trump announced his candidacy for president. It is old news. Really old news. And with no paper trail produced, did it really happen. Michael Cohen is not known as the most reliable witness against the president.
It is all very suspicious, especially when Maggie Haberman is the one writing the New York Times take on Michael Cohen being a former fixer, and when the discussion involves tens of thousands of dollars.