Never Trump “Conservatives,” What If Stormy Daniels Lied?

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

If Stormy Daniels lied then, once again, the accusations of the Never Trumpers against conservative voters were baseless.

The possibility that Stormy Daniels lied is looking more probable, despite the confident posturing of Trump-opposing “conservatives” like David French and Jonah Goldberg.

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The Daily Mail now reports that Stormy Daniels “desperately” pushed her story to get a $200,000 payment from a media outlet. She accepted the lower amount as hush money because no one would pay for the story. It wasn’t credible.

The picture Daniels offered as evidence is a standard pose that shows Trump was obviously not ashamed to meet her and wasn’t worried that his wife would find out. It seems more likely that Daniels is using the picture to make up a story than that Trump would casually pose for a picture and then have an illicit affair that he didn’t want to admit to.

Of course, since we weren’t there we can’t know what happened. We have to make our best guess.

The Daily Mail reports, “EXCLUSIVE: How Stormy Daniels tried to sell story about her one-night-stand with Donald Trump for $200,000 THREE weeks before the election but worked out a deal with Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen after she got no takers.

The porn star whose bombshell claims about sex with Donald Trump have rocked his presidency desperately tried to sell her story for $200,000 — nearly 50 percent more than the ‘hush’ money she received, DailyMail.com can reveal.

Stormy Daniels’s manager made the rounds of celebrity magazines, television shows, and websites in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, hoping someone would bite.

She promised a story of Stormy’s titillating sexcapade with the man who would soon be in the Oval Office.

But with polling day getting ever closer, and her chances of a payday getting more remote as Trump appeared doomed to lose to Hillary Clinton, Daniels gave up on her money chase and accepted the $130,000 that Trump attorney Michael Cohen had dangled in front of her in a bid to keep the story quiet.

Cohen insists he paid the money out of his own pocket and was not reimbursed by either the Trump campaign or the Trump Organization.

‘It looks to me that she accepted Cohen’s money because she could not get the money she wanted from anyone else,’ one media executive said.

DailyMail.com was among the outlets approached by Stormy’s manager Gina Rodriguez in October 2016. We turned her down.

Daniels told her version of her tryst with Trump to Anderson Cooper on CBS’s 60 Minutes on Sunday.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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