Donald Trump has finally publicly acknowledged the $130,000 payment made to Stephanie Clifford, better known by her stage name Stormy Daniels, just a few weeks prior to the 2016 election.
Unsurprisingly, the president insists he had no knowledge of the payment and claimed he established no fund from which his lawyer Michael Cohen could deduct the money to make it.
Michael Avenatti, Clifford’s attorney who seems to know more about the law than Trump’s entire legal team combined, shot back at the president on Twitter shortly after news broke of his denial:
We very much look forward to testing the truthfulness of Mr. Trump's feigned lack of knowledge concerning the $130k payment as stated on Air Force One. As history teaches us, it is one thing to deceive the press and quite another to do so under oath. #searchforthetruth #basta
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) April 5, 2018
“We very much look forward to testing the truthfulness of Mr. Trump’s feigned lack of knowledge concerning the $130k payment,” Avanetti challenged.
“As history teaches us,” he continued, “it is one thing to deceive the press and quite another to do so under oath,” before adding #searchforthetruth and #basta, the Italian word for “enough.”
Basta indeed, Trump. Daniels and her lawyer have made it very clear they have no intention of letting this go, no matter how hard the president tries to deflect or threaten his way out of facing the truth.