Donald Trump's Lawyer's Lawyer Fires Back at Stormy Daniels With a Letter
- Author: Joey Payne Mar 27, 2018,
Mar 27, 2018, 1:38
On Monday, CBS said the Daniels interview on 60 Minutes had the best ratings since the November 16, 2008 episode - when then President-elect Obama and his wife Michelle appeared on the show to give their first post-election interview.
During Monday's White House press briefing, Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah said President Trump believes Stormy Daniels is making up her story about being threatened in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 - a time when In Touch Magazine was considering publishing an interview with Daniels about her affair with Trump.
Daniels did not claim to know who the man was working for. She says that she put herself in a bad situation and bad things happened, so she deserved it.
Her media-savvy attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted after the show: "Any claim that "There was nothing new other than the details of the threat" is not only false but is also similar to asking 'Other than the short interruption Mrs. Lincoln, what did you think of the play?'"
Cohen's own attorney, Brent H. Blakely, demanded that Daniels or Avenatti apologize to his client for alleging intimidation.
Mr Shah was then asked about why Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen had paid Stormy $130,000 11 days before the 2016 presidential election.
"He doesn't believe she was threatened?" the reporter followed up.
"She's familiar with the club, and we know she's excited", he added.
Stormy says they had sex once, that evening, but that she was not attracted to Trump, and only did it in the hope of landing a guest spot on his show The Apprentice.
Daniels appeared on CBS' 60 Minutes, and walked Anderson Cooper through her side of her experience with Trump, beginning with an encounter at a golf tournament in 2006 in which Daniels playfully swatted Trump on the behind with a magazine he had been holding that had his face on the cover.
The allegation that an individual threatened Daniels with actual violence while attempting to frighten her off going public about her sexual history with Trump takes the dispute between the president and the porn star to an entirely new level. Afterward, he asked to see her again, she said.
Representatives for the president have denied any sexual relationship took place, despite Cohen's admission that he paid US$130,000 to buy her silence. Daniels filed a civil suit in California earlier this month claiming the agreement is invalid on the grounds that Trump never signed it. "It'd be a shame if something happened to her mom, ' and then he was gone", she said.
"I am not at liberty at this time to respond in a point by point fashion", he said.
"My understanding is that she signed the statements that conflict with what she said last night", Shah said.
"It was reasonably understood Mr. Cohen meant to convey that Ms. (Stephanie) Clifford is a liar", the complaint reads, referencing Daniels' real name.
Davidson, now Daniels' former attorney, said in a statement that he could not speak publicly until Daniels waived attorney-client privilege, but that he looked forward to correcting the record soon.