Maria Bartiromo on revelation that Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen: "CNN was reporting this as such a bombshell. I don't know ... I sort of knew"

Maria Bartiromo on revelation that Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen: "CNN was reporting this as such a bombshell. I don't know ... I sort of knew"

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From the May 3 edition of Fox Business' Mornings with Maria Bartiromo:

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JASON CHAFFETZ (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): I think it's a one day story, I think -- if the prosecutors are hanging their hat on this story, it's going to come and go in a hurry. But I -- Rudy Giuliani on the team, has the trust of the president and -- of Donald Trump, they've known each other for decades and he's a welcome relief on that team. I think he will be leading the charge.

MARIA BARTIROMO (HOST): I know CNN was reporting this as such a bombshell. I don't know, James, are you surprised? Is this -- I mean --

JAMES FREEMAN (THE WALL STREET JOURNAL): No.

BARTIROMO: I sort of knew that the president knew it and paid it back. Did you -- I assumed, I assumed.

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FREEMAN: I always thought the campaign finance allegation was a real reach. Even if the president hadn't reimbursed him, this would have been a new interpretation of the law that previous precedent would say it wasn't going to stand up in court anyways. So this kind of makes it even less of a legal story. 

BARTIROMO: The biggest mistake -- well, obviously he had this one night stand with Stormy Daniels and now she's wanting money.

Related:

NY TimesWhat Giuliani Said About Cohen’s Payment to Stormy Daniels

Previously:

Fox & Friends hosts insist "no one cares about Stormy Daniels" after Giuliani reveals Trump reimbursed Michael Cohen

Fox News contributor lauds her network for barely covering the Stormy Daniels story 

Fox News article on Stormy Daniels cites known white supremacist as a legal expert

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