President Donald Trump lashed out at his own press secretary for her handling of the Stormy Daniels scandal, CNN reports.
Citing White House sources, the news network reports that Trump is furious with Sanders after she brought up the fact that Trump’s attorneys had won arbitration that granted a temporary restraining order against Daniels to prevent her from publicly discussing their past affair.
This admission on Sanders’ part didn’t kill the story and instead only gave it “steroids”, Trump reportedly complained according to the sources, and he is afraid it would dominate further news cycles.
According to NBC News, Trump attorney Michael Cohen had been granted a “secret” restraining order against Daniels, who is now claiming that the nondisclosure agreement she signed in 2016 is invalid because Trump himself never signed it.
But Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, said on Wednesday that his client would not be coerced by Cohen into backing off her pledge to tell her story.
“Earlier today, Mr. Cohen through his attorney, Mr. [Lawrence] Rosen, further threatened my client in an effort to prevent her from telling the truth about what really happened,” Avenatti said. “We do not take kindly to these threats, nor we will be intimidated.”
Trump allegedly had an affair with Daniels shortly after Trump’s wife Melania gave birth to their son, Barron Trump. The affair lasted almost two years according to Daniels.