Stephanie “Stormy Daniels” Clifford just proved once again that she picked the right name for her porn persona: Trump’s premier antagonist is a complete force of nature in the fight for truth.
Today, Clifford and her Attorney Michael Avenatti were present for preliminary hearings against Michael Cohen, Trump’s attorney whose assets were raided last week.
The media hounded Clifford on her way in and out of the courtroom in a swarm reminiscent of the press mobs in the early days of the internet which stalked pop stars o the early aughts. Clifford navigated the chaos with class, and then delivered this brilliant address:
Stormy Daniels, speaking outside a court hearing in New York, said she and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, are committed to "making sure that everyone finds out the truth and the facts of what happened." https://t.co/GsOZH7i7fM pic.twitter.com/12v4pMIwfc
— CNN (@CNN) April 16, 2018
“He has never thought that the little man, or especially women, and even more women like me, matter; that ends now. my attorney and I are committed to making sure that everyone finds out the truth and the facts of what happened, and I give my word that we will not rest until that happens,” Clifford promised the thirsty horde of reporters.
Clifford and Avanetti were present this morning as Todd Harrison, Cohen’s lawyer, argued that the Trump team should be able to review all documents seized by the FBI in last Monday’s raid of Cohen’s affairs before the FBI is able to go through the dockets themselves.
Harrison’s primary argument for the preview was the concern for the identity of a third “publicly prominent individual” whom Cohen represents in addition to Trump. Harrison initially refused to share the name, but probing from presiding Judge Wood ultimately lead to the dramatic reveal.
We now know that the third client was none other than Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
Hannity, for his part, continues to deny any contact with Cohen beyond TV interviews and “[occasional] brief discussions with him about legal questions about which [Hannity] wanted [Cohen’s] intended input and perspective.”
As the dumpster fire of Trump’s presidency grows ever more intense with each passing day, we implore you, Ms. Clifford: make good on this promise and bring Trump and his lying conspirators down.