Stormy Daniels 'now free' to discuss alleged affair with Trump

Stormy Daniels

"Everything is off now, and Stormy is going to tell her story", Rodriguez said Wednesday.

Ms Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, believes that Mr Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen invalidated a non-disclosure agreement after two news stories were published on Tuesday.

In January, The Wall Street Journal reported that a limited liability company in DE formed by Mr Cohen made the six-figure payment to Ms Clifford to keep her from discussing the affair during the presidential campaign.

"In a private transaction in 2016, I used my own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000 to Ms. Stephanie Clifford", Cohen said in a statement.

Ms Rodriguez said Ms Clifford would soon announce how and when she would tell her story publicly.

It has also referred any questions about the payment to Cohen.

Cohen added that "the payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone".

Why, in his generosity, would Mr?

In January, The Wall Street Journal reported that a legal company in DE formed by Mr Cohen made the six digit payment to Ms Daniels in 2016 to keep her from discussing the affair during the presidential campaign.

Circumstantial evidence that Daniels had been in contact with media outlets prior to the transfer and has since gone silent - lends credence to that explanation.

The story then resurfaced a month before Election Day during the 2016 presidential campaign, but it went mostly unnoticed.

"As Attorney General (Jeff) Sessions has recused himself from investigations related to the 2016 presidential campaign, it falls to you to immediately and fully investigate this contribution and expenditure, as well as whether this payment was part of a pattern of deliberate attempts by the Trump campaign to evade the fundamental disclosure requirements of federal campaign law", wrote the members of Congress.

Despite that interview, both she and Trump have since denied claims of an affair - through his lawyer Cohen.

There is no evidence whether Trump knew anything about the payment, but it has surely fueled questions whether such a payment could violate federal campaign finance laws.

Daniels has been taking advantage of her newfound notoriety.

A lawyer for Ms Daniels, Keith Davidson, has previously distributed statements on Ms Daniels's behalf denying there was any affair.

In the Wall Street Journal article, they stated that Daniels was not the only woman to have an affair with Trump.

But In Touch magazine published a 2011 interview with Daniels last month in which she expounds at length and in detail on their relationship and what she described as their "textbook generic" sex.

In recent weeks the actress has played coy, declining to elaborate when pressed on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The celebrity website The Blast first reported the contention that Cohen's comments freed Clifford from her nondisclosure agreement.

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