Former US Attorney Says, Size Of Trump Porn Star Payouts Proves He Has Something To Hide
Former federal attorney Joyce Vance made an appearance on MSNBC on Monday afternoon where she said that the amount paid to former adult film star “Stormy Daniels” by Donald Trump to keep her quiet should raise some eyebrows.
This past weekend, it was reported by the Wall Street Journal that Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, paid Stephanie Clifford, also known by her stage name Stormy Daniels, $130,000 just one month before the 2016 presidential election to keep her quiet about an affair she had with Trump.
Vance, the NDA’s and the amount of money dispensed should raise eyebrows — and those NDA’s may not be ironclad.
“These non-disclosure agreements are a pretty standard way of resolving a sexual harassment lawsuit,” Vance began. “But in this case, it doesn’t look like a lawsuit or threat of a lawsuit but an effort to silence these women in at least one case on the eve of an election. These are contracts, they’re state law documents, so they’re governed by the law of the state in which they’re entered into and that raises interesting questions about what would happen if one of the parties breached them and what sort of law governs.”
“I wonder if, just in big picture, you could put it into perspective for our viewers here, the scale of, ‘this is totally false, I’m going to sue anyone who says it,’ which is what Trump was saying at the time while running against Hillary Clinton and paying someone off,” Melber asked.
“Even though the president has said none of these allegations are true, this is a large type of payout” Vance ventured. “Too large, really, for us to accept the idea that there’s not some truth or not some story here that he wants to have shelved.”
“And, in addition to that, there are, as you pointed out, some others who heard contemporaneously or who were present, who aren’t bound by the non-disclosure agreements, so ultimately, the truth will come out one way or the other,” she added.
Take a look at the interview in the footage below: