Stormy Daniels, the pornography actor who became a household name in 2018 recently talked about former President Donald Trump. Trump recently opened up on Daniels and posted a message on his Truth Social account:
“With respect to the “Stormy” nonsense, it is VERY OLD & happened a long time ago, long past the very publicly known & accepted deadline of the Statute of Limitations. I placed full Reliance on the JUDGEMENT & ADVICE OF COUNCIL, who I had every reason to believe had a license to practice law, was competent, & was able to appropriately provide solid legal services. He came from a good law firm, represented other clients over the years, & there was NO reason not to rely on him, and I did.”
Daniels claimed she had a sexual liaison with the married Trump in 2006, later detailed in her book Full Disclosure, and received $130,000 US before the 2016 presidential election in exchange for not discussing it.
Trump denies the affair and first told reporters he knew nothing about a payment to Daniels. Trump then backtracked on that claim, acknowledging on Twitter in May 2018 that he repaid Michael Cohen, his personal attorney.
Trump said the money “had nothing to do with the campaign.” Trump said Cohen received a monthly retainer, which he used to pay Daniels to sign an agreement not to talk about her allegations and “stop the false and extortionist accusations made by her about an affair.”
Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison in federal court in New York in large part for orchestrating hush payments to Daniels, as well as to former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who also said she had a months-long affair with Trump before he took office.