Former President Donald Trump posted a letter purportedly written by former adult actress Stormy Daniels indicating that the two never had a romantic relationship. The revelation could undercut potential charges by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg (D) against Trump.
The former president published a Jan. 18, 2018 statement by Daniels on the social media network Truth Social.
According to the letter, which bears Daniels’ signature, she strongly denied an “alleged affair.” The former adult entertainer said that she had been asked “countless times” regarding their interactions in the past.
According to Daniels, she was denying a relationship with Trump not “because I was paid “hush money,” but “because it never happened.”
Daniels said at the time that she had “no further comment on this matter.”
Bragg’s office is reportedly investigating accusations that the former president directed a payment of $130,000 to Daniels.
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2018 Letter from Michael Cohen’s lawyer to the FEC declares Cohen used his own personal funds to pay Stormy Daniels. Trump Camp. NOT party to transaction, did NOT reimburse Cohen for payment. It’s OVER pic.twitter.com/QacsjSbZAz
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Furthermore, conservative critics point to potential issues with both Daniels and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s credibility.
According to a letter from Cohen’s former lawyer Stephen Ryan, the former president did not have knowledge of the alleged payment to Daniels. The letter also stated that Trump did not reimburse Cohen for the 2016 transaction.
Ryan wrote in part, “Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction.”
Trump announced last week on Truth Social that he may be arrested due to the Manhattan District Attorney’s investigation. The grand jury investigating the alleged payment did not meet this Wednesday following reporting that it may vote to recommend charges against the former president.
Trump wrote at the time on the social media platform that Bragg was “having a hard time with the Grand Jury, especially after the powerful testimony against him by Felon Cohen’s highly respected former lawyer, is attempting to build a case that has NEVER BEEN BROUGHT BEFORE AND ACTUALLY, CAN’T BE BROUGHT.”
Bragg’s approach has been roundly criticized by many conservatives, including the Republican House leadership. There has been no official announcement regarding a potential indictment.