During her explosive interview with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes, adult film star Stormy Daniels (aka Stephanie Clifford) described a very frightening incident in which her life was threatened in order to make her “forget the story” about her reported affair with Donald Trump. This incident, she says, occurred during the presidential campaigns.
See Clifford’s description of that threat in the video below. Her statement begins at 1:01.
Now, Clifford’s attorney Michael Avenatti says that there may be an answer as to where these threats came from. On Twitter, Avenatti promised a “major announcement in the coming days” regarding the identity of the man who made those threats.
Trump has recently denied having any knowledge of Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal attorney, having made a $130,000 payment to Clifford just days before the presidential election in exchange for promising to remain silent about the affair. Cohen seemed to support that statement with remarks he made prior to Trump’s denials, saying that he paid Clifford out of his own money.
The New York Times quoted Cohen as stating that:
‘Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly…The payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone.’
When Clifford’s attorney was asked during the 60 Minutes interview if the statement sounded plausible and attorneys make payments out of their own money to protect their clients, Avenatti smiled and answered, “never.”
Twitter expressed their approval of Avenatti’s tweet. See some of their responses below:
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