Among many things, Mr. Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen was being investigated for a large hush money payout to adult film actress Stormy Daniels who had an affair with the president after the first lady gave birth to their son. Since all of this was revealed, the road has been a bumpy one for Daniels.
On Friday, CNN reported that a Columbus, Ohio, vice officer researched Stormy Daniels in the days before she took part in arresting Daniels at a strip club earlier this month. According to CNN:
‘The officer was sending herself emails that included Daniels’ photos, a video of her and a map with the location of the strip club where she was performing.’
The emails that were obtained now suggest that Daniels was targeted by the officer although the Columbus Police Department released a statement after the arrest which contradicts the information recently found. CNN reported:
‘Officer Shana Keckley used her personal e-mail account to send e-mail to her official police account two days before Daniels was arrested at the Sirens Strip Club.’
It was further reported by CNN:
‘Keckley took part in the raid and had her head between Daniels’ breasts at the club, according to court documents.’
Keckley bragged about the arrest in emails to colleagues after the fact. At 3:50 a.m., she wrote to one colleague:
‘Your welcome!!!!….I work Vice now!!! :D…. Thank me in person later.’
Another statement the Columbus Police released hinted that Daniels was involved in a large sting operation which was part of:
‘ (a) long-term investigation into allegations of human trafficking, prostitution, & other vice related violations.’
According to CNN:
‘But the emails sent by Keckley suggest that police had knowledge Daniels was to appear at the club days prior to her arrest. Charges were dropped against Daniels just 12 hours after her arrest.’
Police Chief Kim Jacobs said:
‘… officers were well within their area of responsibility when taking law enforcement action. Nevertheless, a mistake was made, and I take full responsibility.’
Daniels has alleged that she had an affair with Mr. Trump in 2006 although the White House denies the affair ever happened. CNN reported:
‘One of the emails Keckley sent herself is a now-famous photo of Daniels standing with Trump at the golf tournament where Daniels has said she had unprotected sex with Trump.’
In addition, Keckley sent herself a YouTube video as well as a couple of other emails. The YouTube video was titled “Stormy Daniels Just Got the Key to West Hollywood.” One of the emails she sent herself was a headline that read “Stormy Daniels will appear at Columbus Strip Club in July.” The club’s Twitter page highlighting the fact that Daniels was performing there was sent in another email.
Michael Avenatti, Daniel’s attorney, questioned the motive behind the arrest and whether or not it was political. Avenatti said:
‘They targeted my client. They planned to entrap her at that performance that night and they subsequently succeeded. And if ultimately it shows that in fact it was politically motivated, and they purposely sought her out and attempted to use the force of the badge and the law in order to arrest her, that’s a very serious matter.’
Stormy Daniels’ arrest was on charges that she violated a no-touch law during her striptease performance. Three undercover officers reported that she had touched them. It was alleged that she grabbed two of the officers faced and shoved them between her breasts.
In one email, Keckley said: ‘
‘I got the elements…we arrested Stormy Daniels last night.’
Columbus police spokesman Denise Alex-Bouzounis stated:
‘There is an internal investigation by the Columbus Division of Police underway concerning the arrest of Stephanie Clifford. Because of the ongoing investigation we can’t comment further.’
The charges were dropped against Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) 12 hours after her arrest.
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