It looks like Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen may have made a critical mistake in 2016 when he asked Trump’s alleged adult film star mistress to sign a letter stating that she and the then-presidential candidate never had a “physical relationship.”
“‘These rumors have circulated time and again since 2011. President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. Daniels.’ The attorney also provided a letter dated Jan. 10, 2018, allegedly signed by Daniels, that denied any ‘sexual and/or romantic affair”’with Trump or the receipt of any ‘hush money’ from Trump.”
He also released the following letter signed by Daniels, in which the adult film star denied the relationship.
The letter reads in part:
“I recently became aware that certain news outlets are alleging that I had a sexual and/or romantic affair with Donald Trump many, many, many years ago. I am stating with complete clarity that this is absolutely false,” Clifford said in a letter signed by “Stormy Daniels.” “My involvement with Donald Trump was limited to a few public appearances and nothing more.”
“Rumors that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false,” the letter read. “If indeed I did have a relationship with Donald Trump, trust me, you wouldn’t be reading about it in the news, you would be reading about it in my book. But the fact of the matter is, these stories are not true.”
Well, that settles it right? The porn star Stormy Daniels signed a letter denying having a sexual relationship with Trump. And setting aside the fact that if nothing really happened, there should be no reason for Cohen to persuade Daniels (allegedly with $130,000) to sign such a letter. But there is something else that Cohen appears to have overlooked.
Stormy Daniels is a real person it’s a stage name used by Stephanie Clifford (the porn actress’ legal name). Therefore, if he believes for one second this letter would hold up in court he’s then he’s even more full of shit than his client. Ms. Clifford could easily argue that she was truthful when she said that Stormy Daniels and Trump did not have a “romantic” relationship because they were never intimate on her job in front of the camera or on stage.
You see, Stormy Daniels is a persona used for her profession in adult entertainment, and the actress could say in court that Trump had an affair with the “real” her and not the persona. But let’s get real here, there’s no way in hell Cohen would ever try to take her to court and risk this story blowing up in his client’s face. Imagine if Trump had to testify?
In any case, just how hard is it to check someone’s identification before having them sign a legal document? I once heard a rumor that there are magical people out there called notary publics who do this all the time. Maybe Cohen should consider looking into that before he has any more of Trump’s “alleged” porn star mistresses sign worthless letters of denial?
Then again, what do I know? I’m sure someone who works for Trump knows what he’s doing.