'Clothes Off, Bra On, Missionary Position': Stormy Goes Into Specifics During Trump Trial Testimony

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by Tyler Durden
Tuesday, May 07, 2024 - 08:07 PM

Update (1400ET): Daniels went into further detail about her alleged encounter with Trump, testifying that at one point she went to the bathroom in a hotel room and emerged to find Trump waiting for her in his underwear.

"He was just up on the bed like this," she said, pulling her leg up to her waist on the witness stand. She described the experience as feeling "like a fun house," and felt things moving in slow motion despite not being drunk or on drugs.

"I had my clothes and my shoes off. I believe my bra was still on. We were in missionary position," Stormy said of the alleged sexual encounter, to which Trump's attorneys objected, and Judge Merchant sustained. According to Politico, "one female juror looks uncomfortable with the comments and is looking away while holding her forehead."

When asked about how she ended up having sex with Trump, Daniels testified that she was baffled, but "I felt to myself, 'great, I put myself in this bad situation," adding "I just think I blacked out."

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Update (1140ET): As expected, Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) was the second witness called during Tuesday's Trump hush-money trial in Manhattan - telling the jury that she met Trump at a 2006 celebrity golf tournament.

"Every person who was at the golf course came through ... It was a very brief encounter on the course," she said, adding that Trump took a liking to her after she was introduced to him as not just a porn actress, but also a porn director.

"You must be the smart one," Trump allegedly told her.

Daniels said that at the golf event, Trump's bodyguard asked her if she'd like to have dinner with Trump that night, to which she says she replied: "Fuck no."

She then appeared to compliment Trump somewhat, testifying that he showed interest in the details beyond the adult film industry beyond the sex.

"He was very interested in a lot of the business aspects of it, which I thought was very cool," she said - alleging that she told Trump that pornos have real scripts and are real movies.

"It’s not just, ‘Oh, sorry Mr. Pizza Boy,’" she said.

During her testimony, Trump became visibly upset - shaking his head when Daniels says Trump told her that he and Melania Trump don't sleep in the same bed anymore.

When Daniels told jurors that she "swatted" Trump's ass with a magazine during an encounter in Lake Tahoe, Trump appeared to mouth "Bullshit," Politico reports.

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Stormy Daniels is "likely" to testify on Tuesday in Trump's hush money trial, his attorney Clark Brewster told the Associated Press.

In response, Trump posted to Truth Social - then deleted - an angry response, saying "I have just recently been told who the witness is today. This is unprecedented, no time for lawyers to prepare. No judge has ever run a trial in such a biased and partisan way."

According to Politico, "Trump lawyer Susan Necheles said prosecutors told Trump’s defense that Stormy Daniels will be the second witness today. The lawyers, outside the presence of the jury, are now re-arguing about whether Daniels will be permitted to testify in detail about her alleged sexual encounter with Trump."

Daniels was paid $130,000 by former Trump attorney and personal fixer, Michael Cohen, in the closing weeks of Trump's 2016 Republican presidential campaign, over what she says was a sexual encounter in July 2006.

Daniels’ testimony, even if sanitized for a courtroom setting and stripped of tell-all details, is by far the most-awaited spectacle in a trial that has toggled back and forth between tabloidesque elements and dry recordkeeping details. Her turn on the witness stand will represent a remarkable moment legally and politically, with courtroom testimony from an adult film performer about an intimidate encounter she says had with Trump adding to the long line of historic firsts in this case. -AP

Cohen paid Daniels after her previous attorney, Keith Davidson, threatened to have her make on-the-record statements to the National Enquirer or on television about the alleged sexual encounter. National Enquirer editor Dylan Howard alerted boss David Pecker - who told Cohen that Daniels was threatening to go public, after she had previously sought to sell her story to another celebrity gossip magazine in 2011, Life & Style, AP continues.

Trump's deleted post came one day after the judge in the case, Juan Merchan, threatened to throw Trump in jail if he continued to violate a gag order in the case.

"Your continued violations of this court's lawful order threaten to interfere with the administration of justice in constant attacks, which constitute a direct attack on the rule of law. I cannot allow that to continue," Merchan said on Monday.

Trump appeared to call his bluff, telling the press outside the courtroom that "Frankly, you know what, our Constitution is much more important than jail. It’s not even close. I’ll do that sacrifice any day."

On Monday, the jury heard from two witnesses; former Trump Organization controller Jeffrey McConney, who explained the process that the company used to reimburse payments that were allegedly meant to suppress embarrassing stories from surfacing, which were then logged as legal expenses in a way that Manhattan prosecutors said broke the law.

That said, McConney also said that Trump did not personally ask him to log them as legal expenses. What's more, Keith Davidson, Stormy's former lawyer, testified that the payments weren't "hush-money," but was instead a "consideration."

Trump has been found in contempt twice for a total of 10 violations of the gag order.

Trump has denied having sex with Daniels, and previously referred to her as "horseface."