Former President Donald Trump posted a letter on his Truth Social account on Thursday, purportedly written by porn star Stormy Daniels. The letter, dating back to 2018, contradicts any allegations of an affair between Trump and Daniels.
The letter appears to weaken the case against Trump by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
In the letter, Daniels writes, “Over the past few weeks, I have been asked countless times to comment on reports of an alleged sexual relationship I had with Donald Trump many, many, many years ago. The fact of the matter is that each party to this alleged affair denied its existence in 2006, 2011, 2016, 2017 and now again in 2018. I am not denying this affair because I was paid ‘hush money’ as has been reported in overseas-owned tabloids. I am denying this affair because it never happened. I will have no further comment on this matter.”
Recent evidence has emerged that could exonerate former President Donald Trump in the case brought against him by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. One such piece of evidence is a letter from 2018 written by an attorney representing Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, which asserts that Cohen acted alone in paying off Stormy Daniels in 2016. Additionally, the letter written by Daniels herself, also from 2018, denies any affair between her and Trump.
These developments may explain why the grand jury session scheduled for Wednesday was abruptly canceled.
In 2018, Stephen Ryan, the lawyer for Michael Cohen, sent his letter to the Federal Election Commission indicating that former President Donald Trump played no role in the payment made to Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about their supposed affair. The letter also affirmed that Trump did not reimburse the payment made by Cohen.
Ryan’s letter read, “In a private transaction in 2016, before the U.S. presidential election, Mr. Cohen used his own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000 to Ms. Stephanie Clifford ‘Stormy Daniels.’ Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed Mr. Cohen for the payment directly or indirectly.”
Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen, who are crucial witnesses in the case against Donald Trump, have had issues with their credibility even prior to the discovery of this new evidence. As a result, recent reports indicate that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s team is encountering difficulties in convincing the grand jury to indict Trump.
While the case against Trump appears to be crumbling, Bragg continues to face allegations of abuse of power from House Republicans.
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Alvin Bragg owes our committee answers. pic.twitter.com/G6mL4Jfiiq
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) March 20, 2023