Last night on Sean Hannity’s show, Rudy Giuliani said Trump reimbursed his lawyer $130K in hush money the lawyer paid to stupid Stormy Daniels. As a result, lots of people are all atwitter with the question of whether he violated campaign finance laws.
Just think about this for a minute. The average candidate receives tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations from other people. So most candidates would feel some temptation to break the law by surreptitiously using campaign money for the reimbursement, which would be against the law.
But why would Trump be tempted in that way? Trump donated most of his campaign money himself. So he could either pay the lawyer from his own pocket legally, or first donate it to his campaign and then direct it to be paid, illegally. What’s the motive to break the law? The money comes out of the same pocket either way.
Of course the media hates the President, which explains their excitement for claiming he may have broken the law. But it just makes them sound ignorant.