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Former President Donald Trump on Friday praised the Federal Election Commission for dropping a complaint alleging that he broke the law with a hush payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, accepted $130,000 just before the 2016 election after she alleged a 2006 tryst with Trump. The deal was brokered by then-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.
Cohen, once Trump’s notorious lawyer fixer, was sentenced to three years in prison in 2018 for tax evasion and lying to Congress. After turning against Trump, he pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance law by brokering the hush deal for Daniels and the “catch and kill” deal for McDougal. Trump argued Cohen pleaded guilty to a non-crime.
Avenatti, Daniels’ former lawyer, was a TV fixture during Trump’s presidency and flirted with running for president. He is scheduled to be sentenced June 30 for attempting to extort Nike and he faces trial this year on charges of stealing from his clients.
Adult film star Stormy Daniels, who says she had a sexual encounter with Donald Trump more than a decade ago, has been ordered to pay him nearly $293,000 for attorneys' fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit was dismissed.
Earlier this year, a federal judge dismissed Daniels' defamation case, which she filed over a tweet President Trump sent in April suggesting Daniels was lying about being threatened in 2011 not to go public with her story of an alleged 2006 tryst. Trump denies Daniels' claims of a past sexual relationship with him.
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
Yeah, anyone even partially competent in reading the law knew that this was going to end up going nowhere.
Of course the MSM isn't going to report on this...they tend to never publicize when one of their promoted conspiracy theories fizzles out into nothingness, as they tend to do.