Stormy Daniels Dragged Into Court

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On Wednesday, adult film actress Stormy Daniels met with Manhattan prosecutors as part of the criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump. Allegations state that Trump paid “hush money” to Daniels during his 2016 presidential campaign.

A grand jury is currently hearing evidence in the case surrounding the $130,000 payment made to Daniels by Trump’s then-personal attorney in October 2016.

Daniels’ attorney, Clark Brewster, revealed the meeting on Twitter, stating that Daniels had agreed to be a witness or respond to any questions made as part of the inquiry. Daniels retweeted Brewster’s tweet and proceeded to thank him for his help in their “fight for truth and justice.”

According to the current allegations, Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney, had made the payment only weeks before the 2016 election in exchange for Daniels’s silence regarding her alleged affair with the former President a decade earlier. Trump has repeatedly denied the affair but has reimbursed Cohen for the payment.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s (D) office is considering bringing forth charges against the former President over falsified business records relating to this case. However, Trump’s lawyers have said that the former president had been a victim of extortion and had called the possibility of a case being brought forth “outrageous.”

Cohen is going to be one of the key witnesses in the case. Earlier this week he had testified before the grand jury regarding this case. Trump has also been invited to provide his own testimony. These escalations have led to many believing that prosecutors are closer to deciding whether they will seek an indictment.