Adult film actress Stormy Daniels arrives in Berlin, Germany, 11 October 2018 for the opening of the adult entertainment fair Venus. Daniel’s attorney said she met with prosecutors investigating hush-hush funds on her behalf on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 by former President Donald Trump.
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Pornstar Stormy Daniels said Tuesday that she will “dance down the street” if former President Donald Trump goes to jail over a 2016 hush money payment his ex-lawyer paid her.
Daniels, who has a history of scathing Twitter posts about Trump, made the promise in response to a fan of the real estate mogul who tweeted her an abusive message. The exchange came on the same day Trump has predicted he would be criminally indicted in the case by a grand jury in New York City.
“A disgusting degenerate prostitute accepts money to screw an innocent man!” wrote Twitter user Intergalatic Gurl. “Good luck walking the streets afterwards! @realDonaldTrump is our #POTUS and will be chosen by a landslide in 2024!”
Daniels shot back, “Sooo… Tiny paid me to frame herself?”
“You send even dumber than he did during his illiterate gossip,” Daniels added.
“And I will not go, I will dance down the street when he is ‘picked’ to go to jail,” she wrote.
Daniels has previously seen Trump’s former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, go to federal prison for crimes including a campaign finance violation related to his paying her $130,000 just before Election Day in 2016.
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Cohen said he gave Daniels that money to buy the actress’ silence on her testimony that she had sex with Trump one day in 2006, months after his wife Melania gave birth to their son, Barron.
That payment, and a second payment by the editor of The National Enquirer to another suspected Trump lover, were made to prevent the claims from hurting Trump’s chances of defeating Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Cohen has admitted.
Cohen has met with investigators from the Manhattan Attorney’s Office 20 times over the years, including multiple sessions while he was incarcerated in prison. Last week, he testified before the grand jury over two days.
Former Enquirer editor David Pecker was seen entering the building where the grand jury was in session weeks ago.
Daniels spoke to prosecutors via Zoom last week.
Trump denies having sex with Daniels or his alleged former lover, Playboy model Karen McDougal. She received $150,000 from Pecker’s former company.
But the Trump Organization reimbursed Cohen for the Daniels payment and recorded the payment on its business records as legal expenses.
Misclassifying business expenses is a misdemeanor under New York law. But it can be charged as a crime if the false statement was made to cover up another crime.
In this case, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is believed to be on the verge of prosecuting Trump for a crime, alleging that the underlying crime was to cover up a campaign finance violation.