Adult film star Stormy Daniels says she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006 and, days before the 2016 election, was paid $130,000 by a shell company set up by Trump’s personal attorney to keep quiet. The payment may have violated federal election law.
Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, appeared on CNN Thursday evening and said that he has recently spoken to six other women with similar stories. According to Avenatti at least two of these women have non-disclosure agreements with Trump.
Avenatti did not name the women and would not comment on the timing of the non-disclosure agreements. He has not yet decided if he will represent them.
The alleged existence, however, of at least six other women with similar stories to Daniels is not merely a sex scandal — it creates serious risks for the United States government. It shows that Trump may have broad exposure to extortion and blackmail.
Trump may have had multiple affairs and appears willing to go to extreme lengths to keep those affairs secret.
Though Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has admitted to paying Daniels $130,000 to stay quiet, Trump denies that they had a sexual relationship.