(TargetLiberty.org) – On Monday, Rudy Giuliani, a former Trump attorney, argued that the hush money payments which have been the focus of the Manhattan district attorney’s probe into former President Donald Trump are a “business expense.”
During an interview on “Dan Abrams Live” the NewsNation anchor Dan Abrams, asked Giuliani about his opinion about the two hush money payments made on Trump’s behalf to two separate women prior to the 2016 presidential election. Abrams further inquired whether as a result of the payments Trump had falsified business records. On Thursday, the Manhattan grand jury weighing in on the case voted for Trump to be indicted in connection to the payments. He is expected to be arraigned in New York on Tuesday.
As Abrams pointed out it appeared that Trump had falsified business records by writing the hush money payments off as a legal expense rather than a personal expense. In response to this Giuliani questioned whether Trump had indeed entered the payment in his business records.
Former Trump fixer Michael Cohen, who served close to a year in prison over his role in the hush money payment scheme, has alleged that he made the payment to the women and was compensated in full by Trump for the payments.
Giuliani pointed out that whether or not these payments were counted as a legal expense or not, they would still be considered a business expense.
Abrams however countered that it is not a business expense if you are paying women off to remain quiet about their alleged affair. However, Giuliani said that “it sure is” and even noted that it would be accepted by the Internal Revenue Service as a business expense.
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