aside The President Threatening Suit Against Stormy Daniels For $20 Million Dollars

Stormy Daniels/ Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The gloves are off. The republican President Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen has moved the Stormy Daniels vs. the US president, from the California State to Federal Court level where the justices are known to be more favorable to ruling in favor of honoring the arbitration agreement. The president is highly motivated to keep this case in the arbitration system for privacy reasons. In addition, the president’s attorney is filing for damages against Stormy Daniels to the tune of $20 million dollars. This time the president’s name along with his alias are a part of the legal documents.

On March 25, 2018, CBS “60 Minutes’ TV Show  is set to air a tell-all show featuring Stormy Daniels, Once this airs, it would be very difficult for the president to file suit as he would open himself up to the discovery of evidence. In short, the president’s recent tactics which are intended to be threatening are not likely to be taken seriously. Frankly, the only way out would for the president to entice Ms. Daniels future discretion with several millions of dollars.

Image result for photos of Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti

Here is the rest of the story…

On March 16, 2018, Edvard Petterson of Bloomberg penned the following report, “Stormy Daniels Faces $20 Million in Damages in Trump Lawsuit”

Excerpts:

“Stormy Daniels may face more than $20 million in damages for violating a “hush agreement” that requires her to remain silent about an affair she alleges she had with President Donald Trump in 2006 and 2007.”

Image result for photos of Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti
STORMY DANIELS
 “The potential damages against Daniels, an actress in adult films whose real name is Stephanie Cliffords, were disclosed Friday in a filing in federal court in Los Angeles by Essential Consultants LLC, an entity that was set up by Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, in 2016 to pay her $130,000 in exchange for her silence.”
“The company moved the lawsuit, filed by Daniels last week in California state court against Trump, to federal court, saying that neither Daniels, Trump nor the LLC are California residents and the amount of damages exceeds the $75,000 minimum for a case to proceed in federal court. Trump supports the transfer of the case between courts, according to Essential Consultants’ filing.”
Related image

“It could be a strategic move to intimidate them,” said Joseph Rothberg, a lawyer with Brutzkus Gubner Rozansky Seror Weber LLP in Woodland Hills, California.”

“Federal judges, who are appointed by the president, are perceived as somewhat more conservative than California state court judges, who are elected, according to Rothberg, who isn’t involved in the case. On top of that, the anti-Trump sentiment in California may have played a role in the decision, Rothberg said.”

“Daniels faces $1 million in damages for each violation of the agreement, according to Friday’s filing. Essential Consultants said it will file a request at the earliest opportunity to force Daniels to arbitrate the case privately rather than to litigate it in open court.”

Image result for photos of Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti

“She sued on March 6 to nullify the confidentiality agreement she says she struck with Cohen in October 2016, before the presidential election, to keep quiet about the alleged affair. She argues the document is invalid because Trump didn’t sign it, even though she took the $130,000 offered in exchange for her silence.”

“Cohen has said he paid it himself, through a company he set up. Cohen has previously said neither the Trump Organization or the Trump campaign were involved in the payoff.”

“The fact that a sitting president is pursuing over $20 million in bogus ‘damages’ against a private citizen, who is only trying to tell the public what really happened, is truly remarkable,” Michael Avenatti, Daniels’s lawyer, said in an emailed statement. “We are not going away and we will not be intimidated by these threats.”

10 comments

  1. Gronda, her attorney summed it nicely. Trump’s suit has corroborated something he said he had no involvement with. I realize Trump went and got a high powered attorney, but it is quite apparent, that Daniels’ attorney is very capable. This will be in the news for some time. Republicans leaders continue to cringe. I would love to see Trump testify. Keith

    • Exactly, why the lawsuit if he never slept with that woman. The Donald is sounding like Bill Clinton when it comes to hiding affairs. Congress should make Trump testify and they did with Bill! Why the double standard Republicans?

      Trump should just admit he’s a horny toad, and leave Ms Daniels alone. European leaders and politicians routinely have mistresses, and it’s all out in the open. The public thinks nothing of it, why should he hide the affair? I’m sure he’s dying to tell the truth…. I slept with a hot porn star!

      • Dear 1EarthUnited,

        This has to do with a major segment of the president’s base who are Evangelical Christians. So far they have given him a pass. But having this Stormy Daniels story in their face, day after day, will erode their support. As his base diminishes its numbers, so does his power.

        The president is desperate to prevent this from happening.

        Hugs, Gronda

    • Dear Keith,

      There are two peoples who scare the president to where he will not tweet about them. One is Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and the other is Stormy Daniels because they both have the goods on him.

      I am just praying that CBS will not be intimidated into not airing the “60 Minutes” show featuring Stormy Daniel’s Story. Then let the president file suit.

      Hugs, Gronda

      • Gronda, he will try. Let’s hope CBS has the chutzpah to do so. Daniel’s story is not the only one, which should give his fellow Repiblicans pause. What they fail to remember is these stories are not new. Nor was the alleged rape case. Yet, they chose to not hold him accountable. They had him on tape confessing he liked to grope women without their permission. He also confessed he like to walk in on partially clad beauty pageant contestants.

        They gave him his mulligan and now have to live with the consequences. By the way, nothing surprises me about this man. Keith

  2. The $2 million was to meet requirements to file in federal court, but that also requires damages. Trump cannot prove damages. The federal court is most likely to transfer the case back to arbitrators.

    • Dear Xena,

      I suspect that you are right I am thinking that CBS will air on 3/25/18 the tell-all show with Stormy Daniels. Then the president can file a suit but then he opens himself up to the discovery process.

      The president plans to try to stop the airing. Let’s see who prevails.

      Hugs, Gronda .

  3. Such low values Trump has, and to me that says that any who still support him, who can find ways to justify his sluttish behaviour still yet, share the same lack of morals as he has. He has gone off the rails with the firings of Tillerson and McCabe, and it is rumoured that McMaster may be next. Why??? To distract attention from this vulgar behaviour of his. And now his attorney is “demanding” that Mueller’s investigation be shut down? Somebody, please, just shoot this man and put him out of our misery! I’m done. I’m sick and tired of it all!

    Hugs!!!

    • Dear Jill,

      And Republicans are wondering why they are losing bigly in recent elections. How he has attempted to crush those like Mr. Tillerson and Mr. McCabe show him to be a vindictive sob. These guys will get even. He is making unnecessary enemies.

      He and his crony republicans as to how unpopular they are becoming.

      I am thinking that Mr. Mueller needs to have his job protected along with Rod Rosenstein of the DOJ. This week I’ll be contacting US lawmakers to push for this.

      Hugs, Gronda

      • I am in total agreement! Congress must step up to the plate and put a protective shield around Mueller and the investigation. Trump and his ilk simply cannot be allowed to discredit or shut down the Mueller investigation. That is, above all, the thing that has me most worried today, the thing that is robbing me of both sleep and good humour. I, too, will be contacting our elected “representatives” this week. I just hope they are finally waking up to the very real danger of Donald Trump.

        Hugs!!!

Comment

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s