Stormy Daniels Appears To Contradict Denial Of Her Affair With Trump

Somebody needs to tell Stephanie Clifford - aka "Stormy Daniels" -  that she needs to make up her mind.

In a short statement attributed to Daniels and provided by her publicist on Tuesday, the actress was quoted as saying, "I am denying this affair because it never happened."

Hours later, during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week, Daniels added another twist to her story when she said she didn't know where that denial came from.

Here's NBC:

when Kimmel began asking her about the reports. He then pointed out what appeared to be discrepancies between her signature on Tuesday's statement and her signature on a previous statement and promotional materials.

When Daniels agreed that the signature on Tuesday's statement didn't look the same, Kimmel asked her whether she knew where the statement came from. She hesitated and then said, "I do not know where it came from."

She didn't answer when asked whether she had signed a nondisclosure agreement.

Following the interview, her attorney, Keith Davidson, brushed off Daniels's inability to be more forthcoming as her attempt at being lighthearted.

"She was having fun on Kimmel and being her normal playful self," Davidson wrote in an email to the newspaper.

As far as her denial Tuesday goes, "the signature is indeed hers as she signed the statement today in the presence of me and her manager, Gina Rodriguez," he added. The attorney said the same thing in a statement to NBC News on Wednesday.

Michael Cohen, a personal attorney for Trump, has strongly denied that Trump and Daniels had an affair in 2006, and has also denied a Wall Street Journal report that he passed along a $130,000 payment to Daniels during the campaign when she was thinking about sharing her story with Slate and Good Morning America.

Daniels spoke about her liaison with Trump in detail during a 2011 interview with In Touch magazine. The magazine decided to publish the interview in full earlier this month.

Comments

AllTimeWhys Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:58 Permalink

This is what the liberal media has come to. Giving publicity to washed up attention seeking harlots in an attempt to discredit the fucking president of the united states. 

Give Me Some Truth jcaz Thu, 02/01/2018 - 13:28 Permalink

What's keeping her from saying whatever she wants to say, even if it violates her "non-disclosure" denial contract. If she had sex with someone, can't she say she had sex with someone? It's tacky, but people do it all the time.

Seems to me all Trump could do is sue her for violating any contract. But doing this would be an admission that such a contract exist. It also seems to me that she could easily prove she was paid (if she was in fact paid).

If it's money she is looking for, she could get a lot more than $130,000 from some tabloid or Trump-hating group by telling her story and presenting her evidence (bank records, etc.).

Having sex with this lady is no big deal for Trump. Who among us think he has been a faithful husband? Most people, if they are being honest, probably think they did have sex. 

His dumb move, if the two did have a tryst, was denying it and then paying her money to not talk (if she did in fact receive funds, which I imagine she did).

If she can simply prove she got this lump-sum payment and then this payment can be traced back to Trump's lawyer, Trump would have big egg on his face. If nothing ever happened between them, why would Trump pay her? He wouldn't.

Anyway, it seems to me she has LOTS of leverage. Again, it would not be hard to find people willing to pay a lot of money for such a story. Nor would I rule out Trump's people paying her (again) to keep this story from going mainstream. Don't blackmailers sometimes come back for more? (Actually, the payment would be for different reasons this time: The first time it was "pay or I talk about our sexual affair." This time it would be: "Pay or I talk about ... being paid for my silence."

I wouldn't rule out that Trump's handlers might approach her with another offer of payment. (Opposed to her "hitting them up" - which would open her up to blackmail charges). 

My guess is she sits tight and does nothing. The story "goes away." However, this does at least have the potential of becoming something big, if not "huge."

"Presidential candidate (maybe even President) pays off paramour in exchange for silence and false denial" IS a story.  

 

 

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Give Me Some Truth Larry Dallas Thu, 02/01/2018 - 13:50 Permalink

If we believe Stormy's original story - which she now denies - their sex was consensual. So no Weinstein angle here. No perversion, harrasment, etc.

As usual, 'tis the alleged "cover-up" and payment of funds (to basically encourage someone to publicly lie) that puts Trump in potential jeopardy.

I mean, it's not like he is going to now say, "Yes. We screwed a couple of times, and I then paid her to lie about this and sign some legal document denying it."

(He probably ought to say this. It's not like any of his supporters would - what? - vote for someone else because of this admission. No Trump supporter cares if he screwed her, or if he screwed her and then paid her to deny it. Now if members of Team Trump keep calling this lady a "whore," "a bitch" and a "liar" she might become a tad putout and fight back - after all her stage name is "Stormy." Something to think about, I guess.  

 

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Give Me Some Truth RafterManFMJ Thu, 02/01/2018 - 11:14 Permalink

Re: Who cares if she did or did not?

Well, I do. If she DID have an affair with him, we would know that Trump's denial was/is a lie. We would also know that he is the type of person who would cheat on his wife months after the birth of their child.

"Goes to veracity of the witness, your honor." Character too, some of us might say.

I already don't trust or believe numerous things Trump has said, based simply on his actions as president contrasted with his words in the campaign.

That is, I don't need "proof" of an affair and (possibly) bogus denials to form an opinion on the character of our nation's leader. 

Has Trump had extramarital affairs, and then lied about them? Who here would bet his own money that he has NOT done these things?

That is, many cheer him on knowing full well he is an adulturer, who lies about his affairs and is willing to cover up his actions with secret payoffs. 

Apparently If some politico is "your guy," one's standards of acceptance or outrage will be adjusted accordingly. Such flexibility is nothing new of course.

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Give Me Some Truth HockeyFool Thu, 02/01/2018 - 12:27 Permalink

Re: I don't care if he did as long as he works to "undo" all the bad stuff his predecessors did ...

Fair enough. On my part, I think it's very doubtful he is going to do all the things you want to be done, or all the things Trump said he would do during the campaign ... because the guy really can't be trusted. He'll say anything. He'll lie or order people working for him to lie for him.

This story - if true - would simply reinforce this opinion. You are counting on someone to be true to his word whose word probably isn't worth anything.

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