Another chapter in the Stormy Daniels saga hasn’t quite unfolded yet, but we are getting a taste – and we’re definitely going to want more.
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for the president’s porn star mistress, was asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper if any of the allegations Daniels is making about the President took place during the Trump Presidency.
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The lawyer representing the adult film star Stormy Daniels alleges that some of the accusations she's making against President Trump occurred while Trump was in office https://t.co/5BYWcO0IiA https://t.co/PL7JYYa1Vt
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 16, 2018
That’s a hell of a cliffhanger in an already salacious drama between the porn star and the President.
Avenatti told Tapper that curious Americans would get some clarity on this issue when the much-anticipated 60 Minutes interview with Stormy Daniels airs on March 25.
Stormy Daniels has been in an ongoing legal battle with the President’s lawyers and the White House since news broke that the porn star had an affair with Trump in 2006, just months after Melania had given birth to their son.
Daniels was paid $130,000 in alleged hush money just weeks before the 2016 election by Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, who claimed that the Trump Organization had no knowledge of the transaction and that he’d paid for it from his own pocket.
Daniels offered to return the $130,000 in exchange for the ability to speak freely about the affair, but no one on the Trump side took up her offer. She also sued Trump and his lawyers, alleging that the non-disclosure agreement that kept her silent for so long was invalid because Trump never signed it.
The party line at the White House, per Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is that the affair never happened, and that the Trump administration had no knowledge of anything untoward to do with Daniels.
But when documents pertaining to the case cropped up this week with the signature of Jill Martin, a Trump Organization attorney, on them, that theory went right out the window.
This is a story that just won’t die, which may be why Daniels and her lawyer report she’s received physical threats to keep quiet. But, as with most things Trump, where there’s smoke, there’s probably fire.