Ars wrote:"Manafort emailed Gates a .pdf version of the real 2016 DMI P&L, which showed a loss of more than $600,000," the indictment claims. "Gates converted that .pdf into a Word document so that it could be edited, which Gates sent back to Manafort. Manafort altered the Word document by adding more than $3.5 million in income."
Then, according to the indictment, Manafort "sent this falsified P&L to Gates and asked that the Word document be converted back to a .pdf, which Gates did and returned to Manafort."
Because the contract is anonymized, Trump has plausible deniability... but he loses either way. Either he denies that he's the other party - and she can release whatever she has that was worth $130k in hush money - or he admits it, buries whatever she has, and confirms that he and/or his lawyer committed campaign finance violations and they set up LLCs to conceal crimes.