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Stormy Daniels Claims She’s Free to Talk about Trump Affair, Legal Issues Remain Because of $130,000 Payment
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Summary: Stormy Daniels’ manager announced that the porn star is ready to talk about her alleged love affair with Donald Trump. 

President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen said this week that it was he who paid $130,000 to porn star, Stormy Daniels, not Trump. However, that admission may not have calmed the hurricane as he had hoped. Instead, that revelation may have broken the parties’ non-disclosure agreement, and now Daniels may bare all.

  
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According to Fox News, Daniels believes that Cohen released her from their contract by confirming that the $130,000 payment was made. Now she is ready to talk about her alleged affair with Trump, which is the rumored reason why she was paid off in 2016.

In January, the Wall Street Journal broke the story that Daniels was paid from a third-party LLC to keep quiet about her love affair with our future president. They had allegedly had a sexual relationship while Trump was married to his current wife, Melania Trump.

After the news came out, a Washington watchdog group Common Cause filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission and said that the payment was an illegal campaign contribution. Cohen said that he had paid Stormy from his own pocket and was never reimbursed and that Trump had done nothing wrong.

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“The complaint alleges that I somehow violated campaign finance laws by facilitating an excess, in-kind contribution,” Cohen told The New York Times. “The allegations in the complaint are factually unsupported and without legal merit, and my counsel has submitted a response to the FEC.”

Cohen’s admission, however, did not ease Trump’s troubles; and in actuality, may have made things worse. On Wednesday, Daniels’s manager announced that Cohen’s admission to the payment broke their non-disclosure agreement and now the porn star is ready to talk.



“Everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story,” Daniels’ manager Gina Rodriguez said.

According to the Wall Street Journal article, Trump and the adult film actress had met at a celebrity golf tournament in 2006. The two allegedly had sex there, even though Trump was married, and they carried on a friendship for over a year.

In 2011, Daniels gave an interview to InTouch Magazine about her alleged affair with Trump, but the story was not published until this year. In that steamy confessional, Daniels said that she spanked Trump with a copy of Forbes magazine and that he liked to watch Shark Week.

Cohen said that Trump has denied getting steamy with Stormy, and before this week, multiple signed statements from the adult actress were released, denying the allegations.

A representative from Common Cause said that Cohen’s admission does not make their complaint with the FEC go away.

“The admission by Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen that he made the $130,000 payment of apparent hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 election does not make the Trump campaign’s legal problems go away despite Cohen’s assertions,” Paul S. Ryan, vice president of litigation and policy for Common Cause, said in a statement to Business Insider. “As Trump’s personal attorney, Cohen was an agent of then-candidate Trump. The timing and circumstances of the $130,000 payment to Daniels make it appear that the hush money was paid to Daniels in an effort to influence the election.”

Cohen said that any payment made to help a campaign counts as an in-kind contribution and should’ve been disclosed. “Basically, if the payment was made with the express purpose of keeping Clifford quiet so not to cause a problem for Trump’s campaign, it counts as a contribution,” Business Insider wrote.

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