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Excerpt: "Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, said Thursday that he now represents three additional women who he says had relationships with President Donald Trump and were paid 'hush money' before the 2016 presidential election."

Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels. (photo: Jeenah Moon/Reuters)
Michael Avenatti, attorney for Stormy Daniels. (photo: Jeenah Moon/Reuters)

3 Other Women Were Paid Hush Money for Relationships With Donald Trump, Michael Avenatti Says

By Michael R. Sisak, TIME

27 July 18


ichael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, said Thursday that he now represents three additional women who he says had relationships with President Donald Trump and were paid “hush money” before the 2016 presidential election.

Avenatti disclosed the information at a community forum in West Hollywood, California, but he would not provide additional information.Asked if he had evidence that the women had relationships with Trump, Avenatti said: “Yes.”

He said he was “not at liberty to share” the evidence because he didn’t have permission from his clients to disclose specifics. But Avenatti said the women, who contacted him months ago, were “paid hush money prior to the 2016 election.”

He called on Trump and his former longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to come forward and disclose information about the women and their supposed relationships with Trump.

“They should release the information to the American people now,” Avenatti said. “Enough with the games.”

Trump’s attorney, Charles Harder, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment late Thursday.

“Last time I checked they weren’t just handing out checks to anyone whether they had a relationship or not,” Avenatti said.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has said she had sex with Trump in 2006, when he was married, but Trump has denied it. Days before the 2016 presidential election, she was paid $130,000 to stay silent in a deal handled by Cohen. She is suing to invalidate the nondisclosure agreement.

Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, would not say if he knew whether Cohen had been involved in any other hush-money deals on behalf of Trump. your social media marketing partner


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+50 # DongiC 2018-07-27 15:19
Trump, our champion stud, sets quite an example for all his Evangelical supporters and anyone else who believes that the marriage vows are sacred and should be honored. Face it, people, the guy is a disgrace. He really dishonors the office of the presidency with his profligate behavior.
-44 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-07-27 16:19
THis may be true. I don't think there's anyone who does not know that Trump is a philanderer. Avenatti tells us what we all know and he acts as if he is breaking bombshell news. Well I've got news for him: he is just breaking wind.

The real questions are these:

1. Does this matter?

2. Who is paying Avenatti? Clearly someone is. His law firm was bankrupt a year ago and was under court order to pay $10 million in debts. Suddenly he got the cash to pay. Some reports say he's being paid by Fusion GPS to do "oppo" research on Trump. After all, he has long experience in opposition research working for Rahm Emmanuel, one of the dirties oppo researchers around. Emmanual was an oppo reseacher for Bill Clinton. So maybe he is getting money from Fusion that ultimately comes from the Clintons.

3. Does this matter. This part is "yes." I think we need to know who the guy producing these stories is working for. That was the problem with the Steele Dossier -- who paid for the information in contains. We have a right to know before we take any of its content seriously.

Our politics will only get cleaned up when there is transparency in funding campaigns. This is not directly an election campaign but rather an impeachment campaign.
+11 # DongiC 2018-07-28 02:13
RR, no matter how hard you try, you can't avoid the key questions: (1)Is this information re Trump true? (2) If so, what is the significance thereof? Re Steele, be informed that he was one of England's top spies. His report on Trump in Russia were especially damaging to Sir Donald. No wonder you denigrate him so.
+42 # BetaTheta 2018-07-27 17:54
Of course it matters. It is but another wedge of truth to pry this odious creature from his position of destructive power. All your dark conspiracy bs counts as nothing against that imperative.
-13 # Rodion Raskolnikov 2018-07-28 06:11
Well, this is also what Ken Starr said. I don't want a Ken Starr political system in which the dirty tricks of an opposition party control elected offices.

Your imperative to impeach or force Trump out of office is the mother of dark conspiracies. It all derives from the Steele/FBI/CIA Dossier, which is a dark conspiracy from the fist page to the last.
+6 # BetaTheta 2018-07-28 14:15
Anyone who thinks all the dirt on Trump emanates from Steele's dossier has been living in a cave. By the way, still waiting for corroboration of your claim that Steele is calling his own dossier "fake."
+6 # futhark 2018-07-28 10:54
It is pretty clear by now that Donald Trump's "word of honor" is totally worthless, whether in regard to marriage vows or his oath of office as president. As the Republican Party seems to be still standing behind him it seems likely that he will be its nominee for re-election in 2020. The voting public certainly deserves to know each candidate's record for ethical behavior and following through on pledges. Trust me on this one.
+4 # lfeuille 2018-07-28 17:42
What we really need is for one or more of his mistresses to say that he paid for her abortion while running for president. Let the evangelicals try to squirm out of having to condemn him. I'm sure happened but we need it on the record.

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