You wrote it fine. In 1971 the current campaign finance Las was adopted. If a campaign receives anything of value, it must be reported. The hush money payments weren't. If they had reported it, no violation of the law, but the intent of the payoff would be exposed. Keep in mind, AMI's David Pecker was involved. He has received immunity for cooperating (that is now in jeopardy over the Bezos deal). It's not just Cohen's word. Alan Weisselberg & Pecker also handed over documents & testimony.