Ten years before Donald Trump even thought about running for President of the United States, he might have had a tryst with “adult movie actress” Stormy Daniels.
Fast forward to 2018. The last blush of youth having long abandoned her, Stormy received a $130,000 windfall residual from a representative of the Trump campaign in return for her not running to the press with her alleged story about a tryst with Trump. She accepted the money and signed a non-disclosure agreement. But after being told about how many millions she could get if she wrote a book about her alleged decades old affair with a man who is now the President, she wanted out of the agreement.
You know how that story ends already. A judge ordered Stormy Daniels to pay Trump’s legal fees after losing her fight to void her nondisclosure agreement. Stormy (real name is Stephanie Clifford) would have been better off financially if she had just accepted the money and gone on with her “acting” career. She now could be forced to return the $130,000 as well as the $293,000 for court costs ordered by the judge.
Another loser was Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney. Long story short: Cohen is in federal prison serving a three-year sentence for tax evasion and lying to Congress. Not exactly a stand up guy either.
Cohen’s public testimony implicated President Trump in the sordid affair of silencing ex-girlfriends. He alleged that copies of checks signed by both the President and Donald Trump Jr. prove his claims that the checks were used to reimburse him for hush-money payments.
Unfortunately for the rabid, partisan Democrats, paying off old flames to keep silent is not a crime. Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and his band of impeachment buddies know that though. That’s why when Congress came back from their summer vacations last month they put in a request to expand what they could investigate Trump for. They no longer wanted to just investigate him for colluding with Russia, now they want to drag Stormy Daniels back out of the strip club to find any dirt on President Trump.
What they are really after here is any kind of proof that the Trump crew used campaign funds to do that, which is illegal. Their hopes are based on the testimony of a lawyer who violated the attorney-client privilege to avoid punishment.
Those hopes were dashed when federal prosecutors ended their probe into the sordid affair. Sadly, CNN agreed that prosecutors are “unlikely to charge Trump Org executives with campaign finance violations.”
Congressman Jerold Nadler was never one to accept the reality that runs counter to his hatred of the President. Nadler and his fellow Democrats, having returned from vacation and apparently hungry for red meat, want to continue their insane quest to impeach a President who has not broken the law.
Their next step? House Democrats are gearing up to revive the salacious case of the superannuated and bankrupt porn star and her ongoing feud with President Trump.
Is she hoping for another hush money payment or debt forgiveness? Whatever her motivation, she is striking a brave pose, “I have no fear of being under oath because I have been and will be honest.”
Similarly posturing Democrats are obviously going for the theatrics here, but to what end? Imagine this blustery exchange between Nadler and Stormy:
Nadler: Ms. Clifford, did you have an affair with Donald Trump in 2006?
Nadler: And did you accept $130,000 in exchange for your silence?
Nadler: And whom did you deal with in accepting the payment and signing the non-disclosure agreement?
Clifford: Michael Cohen.
Nadler: And did Michael Cohen say that the money was from President Trump?
Clifford: I didn’t ask. I just needed the money to start my own porno–…I mean, adult film production unit.
Get the picture? The Democrats want a new sensational opening act to an impeachment inquiry. The hearings will dominate the breathless CNN and MSNBC wacky punditry 24/7 to heap tons of speculative mud on the President before the next election.
Even if the Democrats can raise sufficient votes to pass articles of impeachment, how are they going to get 67 senators to convict? The answer is, they don’t care. And that answer is totally consistent with the Democrats’ irrational behavior since their anointed one Hillary lost the presidency in 2016.
Hillary and Bill Clinton, by the way, are no strangers to campaign finance shenanigans. Even Al Gore admitted that the Bill Clinton campaign allowed Chinese interests a buy-in to through illegal campaign contributions.
Fast forward to the 2016 campaign. Hillary and company paid for a fake intelligence report to derail the Trump campaign. The report contained scurrilous charges involving Russian prostitutes urinating on hotel room beds.
The report was leaked to the fake news outlets, which in turn opened the door to a FISA finding. The fraudulent finding allowed FBI operatives to spy on the Trump campaign. No doubt the truth will emerge: The whole Russia collusion scam was really a coverup for what the Democrats tried to do to the Trump campaign.
See you at the polls in 2020, Democrats. You will have much to answer for.