Daniels.” The particularly testy attorney then added, “This is now the second time that you are raising outlandish allegations against my client.On 19 January 2018, amidst allegations that President Donald Trump’s lawyer had made a confidential 0,000 payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an affair she’d had with Trump several years earlier, the Babylon Bee published an article reporting that televangelist Jim Bakker had proclaimed Trump’s time with Ms.Daniels, Cohen and the White House have denied any such relationship; she also denied in a statement issued by Cohen that she was paid “hush money” by Trump.The most advanced reporting on the story in 2016 appears to have been done by Jacob Weisberg, the editor of the Slate Group.Kimmel has emerged as a potent spokesperson for Trump’s critics on late night, taking every opportunity to lay into POTUS, and Tuesday was no exception.Adult film star Stormy Daniels, in the midst of a publicity tour fueled by past allegations of a 2006 sexual relationship with a then-married Donald Trump, said in a statement Tuesday that the alleged affair never occurred.The story, in other words, failed to rise to journalistic standards, never mind that it involved a man who regularly attacks the news media for lacking standards.The story behind the story began to spill out only in the past week, touched off by a reported that Cohen arranged a 0,000 payment to Daniels a month before the election in 2016 in exchange for her silence about an alleged sexual relationship with Trump.
Another adult film star claimed that Trump once offered her ,000 for sex, an account a Trump spokesperson disputed.
Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer, has denied there was any affair.
Clifford's allegation, first made in 2011 and then again a month before the election, went mostly unnoticed until The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that Cohen brokered a 0,000 payment to Clifford to keep her from publicly discussing it.
Why wasn't the story reported at the time, when it might have intensified questions surrounding Trump's character just before voters went to the polls?
Journalists say they held back because they couldn't independently corroborate key elements of Daniels' account, including in one instance from Daniels herself.