As the hush-money trail revs its engine, the former mistress of the former U.S. President, Stormy Daniels, it has been reported, met with prosecutors. The ongoing case is set to be complete at some point in 2023.
According to a report by AP News, adult actress Stormy Daniels met this Wednesday with prosecutors investigating claims of “hush money” payments to her on former U.S. President Donald Trump’s behalf. This occurred Wednesday of this week.
The news emerged as Michael Cohen, a former Trump attorney who orchestrated the payment, was giving a second day of testimony before a New York grand jury looking into the matter.
A payment of $130,000 was made to Daniels in 2016, as Trump’s first presidential campaign was in its final weeks and Daniels was negotiating to go on television to air her claims of a sexual encounter with him a decade earlier. Cohen made the payment and arranged another payout to a different woman — at Trump’s direction, he says.
Daniels met with and answered questions from Manhattan prosecutors and is willing to be a witness, her attorney, Clark Brewster, tweeted. The adult film actor tweeted her thanks to him for “helping me in our continuing fight for truth and justice.”