Stormy Daniels

Daniels Was Physically Threatened to Stay Silent

The lawyer representing Stormy Daniels claimed that she has faced physical threats, CNN reports.

Said Michael Avenatti: “My client was physically threatened to stay silent about what she knew about Donald Trump.”

He said more details would be forthcoming in Daniels’ upcoming interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” which is scheduled to air later this month.

BuzzFeed Gambit Could Allow Stormy Daniels to Talk

“BuzzFeed may have found a legal opening to allow the porn actress Stormy Daniels to discuss her alleged relationship with President Donald Trump and a $130,000 payment she received just before the 2016 election as part of a nondisclosure agreement she is now trying to void,” Politico reports.

“The same Trump attorney who brokered the deal with Daniels, Michael Cohen, filed a libel suit in January against BuzzFeed and four of its staffers over publication of the so-called dossier compiling accurate, inaccurate and unproven allegations about Trump’s relationship with Russia.”

“Now, BuzzFeed is using Cohen’s libel suit as a vehicle to demand that Daniels preserve all records relating to her relationship with Trump, as well as her dealings with Cohen and the payment he has acknowledged arranging in 2016.”

Stormy Daniels Discussed Affair with Trump in 2007

Stormy Daniels discussed her alleged affair with Donald Trump during a May 2007 radio appearance, a well-known Florida radio personality told his listeners, CNN reports.

“Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, known as Todd Clem before he legally changed his name in 1999, played portions of the interview on his radio show Friday and Monday, in which Daniels was asked to write down the names of famous men she had slept with. Clem says the first name on that list was Donald Trump. Although neither Daniels nor the host says Trump’s name in the 2007 audio, she can be heard describing key details that match the description of her alleged affair with Trump.”

Trump Seeking Advice on Handling Stormy Daniels

President Trump “has been seeking counsel from confidantes on how he should handle the Stormy Daniels situation,” CNN reports.

“The source said Trump is being told by advisers not to fight Daniels’ decision to break a confidentiality agreement because it would make him look guilty. This source said it’s the only reason Trump has stayed quiet on the issue and hasn’t been tweeting about it.”

“The source also believes the controversy potentially poses a bigger threat to Trump’s presidency than Russia. The difference here compared to accusations from other women is that there’s a signed agreement and a payment.”

CBS Vetting Interview with Stormy Daniels

Three sources confirmed to CNN that Stormy Daniels made new claims about Donald Trump in an interview she taped with 60 Minutes. CBS producers are working on verifying these claims.

“The interview could air on next Sunday’s 60 Minutes. But CBS won’t confirm the air date. In fact, the network won’t even confirm there was an interview at all.”

Stormy Daniels Isn’t Going Away Anytime Soon

New York Times: “For nearly two months, since the Wall Street Journal first revealed an October 2016 payment to Ms. Clifford (known on screen as Stormy Daniels), the story had subsisted on the margins of national consciousness — a consequence, it seemed, of both the daily Trumpian overload and a wide-scale confusion over what, exactly, the whole affair amounted to. Was it tragedy or farce? Serious or sideshow? Was it all of them, leaving us paralyzed by the choice?”

“Despite the unrelated tumult of this week — tariff policy, staff turnover, nuclear intrigue — the ordeal has begun showing signs of an elusive longevity, coaxed by a lawsuit filed by her lawyer and an acknowledgment from Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, that Mr. Trump’s side had pursued an arbitration proceeding against Ms. Clifford. The White House briefing room has been consumed by repeated questions about the payment.”

Stormy Daniels Records ’60 Minutes’ Interview

Stormy Daniels has recorded an interview for 60 Minutes after filing a civil suit against President Trump this week in an attempt to void a nondisclosure agreement between the pair, The Hill reports.

The show will air “on a future date but won’t be on the program this coming Sunday.”

CNN: Anxiety over Stormy Daniels pervasive inside the White House.

Trump Upset with Sanders Over Stormy Daniels Response

President Trump is upset with White House press secretary Sarah Sanders over her responses Wednesday regarding his alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, CNN reports.

“On Wednesday, Sanders told reporters that the arbitration was won ‘in the President’s favor.’ The statement is an admission that the nondisclosure agreement exists, and that it directly involves the President. It is the first time the White House has admitted the President was involved in any way with Daniels.”

Said a source: “POTUS is very unhappy. Sarah gave the Stormy Daniels storyline steroids yesterday.”

Why Trump Didn’t Sign Agreement with Stormy Daniels

Michael Avenatti, attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, told the Today Show why he thinks Donald Trump didn’t sign the confidentiality agreement with his client.

Said Avenatti: “There were three parties to the agreement…two of the three signed. Mr. Trump did not sign. We believe that was so that he could later claim deniability, and therefore, from a legal perspective, we believe she’s free to talk.”

He added that Daniels is prepared to return the $130,000 she was given.

Stormy Daniels Sues Trump

Adult film star Stormy Daniels sued President Trump, “alleging that he never signed the nondisclosure agreement that his lawyer had arranged with her,” NBC News reports.

“The civil suit alleges that her agreement not to disclose her ‘intimate’ relationship with Trump is not valid because while both Daniels and Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen signed it, Trump never did.”

Trump Lawyer’s Payment to Porn Star Flagged by Bank

The bank used by President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to wire $130,000 to a former adult-film actress flagged the transaction as suspicious and reported it to the Treasury Department, the Wall Street Journal reports.

“The lawyer, Michael Cohen, wired the money to a lawyer for former actress Stephanie Clifford, known professionally as Stormy Daniels, from an account at First Republic Bank . The money was received on Oct. 27, 2016, 12 days before the presidential election, another person familiar with the matter said. It isn’t clear when First Republic reported it to the government as suspicious.”

Also interesting: “After Mr. Trump’s victory, Mr. Cohen complained to friends that he had yet to be reimbursed for the payment to Ms. Clifford, the people said.”

Stormy Daniels Almost Called Deal Off

“The 2016 election was less than a month away, and Donald Trump’s attorney had blown the deadline for paying Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about her alleged affair with the future president,” the Washington Post reports.

“In an Oct. 17 email, an attorney for Daniels — a porn star whose real name is Stephanie Clifford — threatened to cancel the nondisclosure agreement by the end of the day.”

“That very morning, Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, had created a limited liability company, public records show, that ultimately would serve as a vehicle for Daniels’s payoff. But the money had not arrived. A second email to Cohen, a short time after the first, said Daniels was calling the deal off.”

Stormy Daniels Kept a ‘Monica Lewinsky Dress’

“Stormy Daniels may have more than just her words from a 2011 interview to back up past claims of an affair with Donald Trump – she has kept a gold dress from the night of the alleged encounter,” The Blast reports.

“We’re told Daniels is planning on having the dress forensically tested to search for any DNA that proves she isn’t lying about her tryst with Trump, including samples of skin, hair or … anything.”