The reason? According to her attorney, Trump never signed the “hush agreement.”
Michael D. Cohen – Trump’s longtime personal attorney – paid Daniels $130,000 on October 28, 2016 as part of a deal that prohibited her from discussing her “intimate relationship” with the future president.
Since signing the agreement, Daniels has repeatedly denied having sexual relations with Trump, however she gave an interview to InTouch magazine in 2011 detailing their alleged affair.
According to the interview, Daniels claimed she first had sex with Trump at a Lake Tahoe, Nevada hotel suite in 2006 – four months after Trump’s wife, first lady Melania Trump, gave birth to their son Barron Trump. Subsequent encounters were alleged to have taken place at a hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
Her civil suit – filed in Los Angeles Superior Court – alleges the relationship continued “well into the year 2007.” It also claims Trump is continuing to harass her in an effort to keep the story under wraps.
“The attempts to intimidate Ms. Clifford into silence and ‘shut her up’ in order to ‘protect Mr. Trump’ continue unabated,” the suit alleges. “On or about February 27, 2018, Mr. Trump’s attorney Mr. Cohen surreptitiously initiated a bogus arbitration proceeding against Ms. Clifford in Los Angeles.”
Daniels clearly wants to talk …
“She believes it’s important that the public learn the truth about what happened,” her attorney Michael Avenatti told NBC. “I think it’s time for her to tell her story and for the public to decide who is telling the truth.”
Trump has also been accused of having an affair with former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal beginning in the spring of 2006.
McDougal’s account of her alleged affair with Trump was purchased for $150,000 by American Media, Inc. – the publisher of the National Enquirer – but the news outlet never ran the story. The implication is that AMI president and CEO David Pecker – who has described himself as “a personal friend” of the president – bought the story for the sole purpose of killing it.
AMI purchased rights to the McDougal story on November 4, 2016 – four days before Trump pulled off his shocking upset of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Do either of these alleged affairs hurt Trump?
No, not really …
Ultimately his administration will rise or fall based on the performance of the American economy, which according to gross domestic product (GDP) data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Advisors (BEA) expanded at a 2.3 percent clip in 2017 (his first year in office). That’s better than 2016’s 1.5 percent growth rate, but below the optimistic 3 percent annual growth threshold Trump has set as his goal.
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