While most sane Americans believed that Trump’s impeachment would stem from the investigation into his president campaign’s alleged collusion with Russian government operatives, it appears that it may actually result from his affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels (aka Stephanie Clifford).
BREAKING: President Trump tries to move Stormy Daniels lawsuit to federal court, claims she owes him $20 million.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 17, 2018
Trump, along with his attorney Michael Cohen, have moved their case against Clifford to federal court. They allege that she violated an agreement not to speak publicly about an affair she had with the president, although the White House still insists the affair never happened.
Watchdog group calls for investigation into whether Stormy Daniels payment violated federal law because Donald Trump did not list it on his financial disclosure forms. https://t.co/eBmMaW0hcN pic.twitter.com/mTAcTFExUf
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 9, 2018
CNN reports that:
‘In Friday’s filing, the Trump and Cohen attorneys say that since Clifford agreed to pay $1 million for “each breach,” she could owe as much as $20 million if an arbitration judge sides with Trump’s and Essential Consultants’ attorneys.
‘Clifford was not to disclose any confidential information about Trump or his sexual partners to anyone beyond a short list of individuals she had already told about the relationship, or share any texts or photos from Trump.’
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump won in arbitration against Stormy Daniels, and that her allegations are untrue.
Daniels’ lawyer later responded, “Yeah, and he also won the popular vote.” pic.twitter.com/yqNO8qDr40
— VICE News (@vicenews) March 7, 2018
JUST IN: Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti tells @Morning_Joe that his client has been “physically threatened.”
“I think it will become apparent to people when they tune in to 60 minutes … the details related to the threat.” pic.twitter.com/l3xGXjciS4
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 16, 2018
Interestingly, in an unrelated case involving wild disputes in Panama over a Trump hotel, the judge in that case alleges that Cohen has also made threats against her. That allegation was made on the same day that Avenatti disclosed that threats had been made against his client.
A judge in Panama said Trump Organization lawyers threatened her over the dispute around the Trump-branded Panama hotel. Is Trump’s business going to cause an international incident?https://t.co/dK8rmk0g4u
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) March 17, 2018
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