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Meet Stormy Daniels, porn star who allegedly had an affair with Trump

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  • Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is a porn star who met President Donald Trump in 2006.
  • She says they had an affair, and Trump’s longtime fixer Michael Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 days before the 2016 presidential election to keep quiet.
  • On August 21, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts, including one count of an illegal campaign contribution for the Daniels payment, which he said in sworn testimony he made at Trump’s direction to influence the election.
  • Here is Daniels’ life story.

Porn star and director Stormy Daniels says she met President Donald Trump at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in July 2006, and the two allegedly began an affair.

He was married to Melania Trump at the time, who had just given birth to their son Barron.

Just weeks before the 2016 presidential election, Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen paid $130,000 so Daniels would keep silent about the alleged affair.

In January 2018, news of the hush money broke, and Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was thrust into the national spotlight.

She and her attorney Michael Avenatti then sued Trump and accused him of invalidating their agreement. She then told her story in a bombshell “60 Minutes” interview this past March.

On August 21, Cohen struck a plea deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to eight federal crimes, including five counts of tax evasion, one count of bank fraud, one count of making an unlawful corporate contribution, and one count of making an illegal campaign finance contribution.

The illegal campaign contribution was made on October 27, 2016 — the day a $130,000 payment to Daniels was finalized. Cohen also said Trump directed him to make the illegal campaign contribution to Daniels in order to influence the election.

Here’s what you should know about Stormy Daniels:

She has also had minor roles in more mainstream movies, including “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Knocked Up,” and “Finding Bliss.” She appeared in the Maroon 5 music video “Wake Up Call” in 2007.

Sources: The Daily BeastYouTube

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