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Stormy Daniels meets with Manhattan D.A. amid Trump probe


Adult film star Stormy Daniels, who alleged she had an affair with former President Donald Trump, met Wednesday with the investigators from the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, which is probing an alleged “hush money” payment made to her on Trump’s behalf.

Clark Brewster, the attorney for Daniels, said that the meeting took place Wednesday and came at the request of prosecutors, writing on Twitter:  “Stormy responded to questions and has agreed to make herself available as a witness, or for further inquiry if needed.” In her own tweet, Daniels (real name is Stephanie Clifford) thanked her attorney for “helping me in our continuing fight for truth and justice.”

Michael Cohen, former President Donald Trump’s then-attorney, paid $130,000 to Daniels in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign, for her silence about the alleged affair. Cohen went to prison for campaign finance violations stemming from the payment to Daniels, and testified for a second time Wednesday before a grand jury investigating the matter. Cohen’s testimony came about a week after the Manhattan prosecutor invited Trump to appear before the grand jury; however, according to his attorney Joseph Tacopina, it is ‘an offer he will not accept … We, and most election law experts, believe [the case] is with absolutely no legal merit.’  An invitation to testify often precedes an indictment in New York.  Trump has denied having a sexual relationship with Daniels and said he has done nothing wrong.

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