It’s amazingly difficult to know what reports to believe coming out of Washington anymore. Such is the case with one that claims – with no source named – that President Donald Trump is not happy with his press secretary for the way she answered a question regarding the swirl around him and former porn star “Stormy Daniels.”
Sanders told reporters that the “arbitration was won in the president’s favor,” effectively conceding for the first time that Trump had any involvement with Clifford. She also revealed that Trump, to her knowledge, had no idea his lawyer Michael Cohen had paid Clifford a reported $130,000 in hush money out of his own pocket.
Later, sources told CNN that the president was “very unhappy” with Sanders’ response, and said on Thursday: “Sarah gave the Stormy Daniels storyline steroids yesterday.”
Note that the sources have no names and that the source, CNN, has been caught making up fake news. Just sayin’.
What the real scoop is between President Trump and Stormy Daniels will probably never be known. However, the controversy is taking up space on the airwaves and causing a lot of people who weren’t all that enamored of President Trump to begin with to start questioning why his current wife stays with him.
And then there is the glee of the mainstream media just looking for scandals to pin on this president.
Sanders’ response to reporters appears to have unwittingly shed that line of defense, and it may have been for naught: When Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, got wind of Sanders’ insistence that Trump “won” the arbitration, he dismissed it as a lie, largely because it doesn’t seem the president was even part of the arbitration to which the press secretary referred.
“Yeah, and he won the popular vote, too,” Avenatti said in a statement on Wednesday. “President Trump hasn’t won anything relating to Ms. Clifford.
“How can you win something you’re not even a part of?” he continued. “Secondly, claiming that Mr. Trump ‘won’ at arbitration when there has been no hearing, no notice to Ms. Clifford, no opportunity given to her to respond, and no decision on the merits, is completely bogus.”
Considering that the alleged affair between Trump and Daniels happened between 2006 and 2007, bogus is probably what this controversy is.