The New York Times reports that last week President Trump’s personal lawyer secretly obtained a temporary restraining order to silence adult film star Stormy Daniels from speaking out about her alleged affair with Donald Trump in 2006 and 2007. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed Wednesday that Trump won the arbitration proceeding aimed at silencing Daniels.
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “Look, the president has addressed these directly and made very well clear that none of these allegations are true. This case has already been won in arbitration. And anything beyond that, I would refer you to the president’s outside counsel.”
Journalist: “When did the president address specifically the cash payment that was made in October of 2016?”
Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “The president has denied the allegations against him. And again, this case has already been won in arbitration. Anything beyond that, I would refer you to outside counsel.”
Stormy Daniels’s lawyer disputes this claim, saying Trump himself never signed the non-disclosure agreement, making it null and void. Throughout this agreement drafted by Trump’s lawyer, Trump is allegedly referred to by the pseudonym David Dennison. Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen says he paid $130,000 of his own personal money to Daniels to keep her quiet. The payment was less than two weeks before the 2016 presidential election, and it could amount to a violation of federal election law.