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BREAKING: Stormy Daniels Offers To Pay Back The $130,000 So She Can Speak Freely

According to The New York Times, porn star Stormy Daniels is offering to return the $130,000 she received as part of a nondisclosure agreement related to an alleged affair with President Trump in exchange for the freedom to speak about the experience.

Daniels’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, wrote a letter to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, explaining that Daniels would wire money into an account of Trump’s choosing. In return, the nondisclosure agreement between Trump and Daniels would then be void.

Cohen has until noon on Tuesday to respond to the offer, according to the letter.

Avenatti said, “The American people should be permitted to judge for themselves who is shooting straight with them and who is misleading them. Our offer seeks to allow this to happen.”

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, alleges she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago. Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, acknowledged he paid Daniels $130,000 just before the 2016 presidential election, but denied the payment violated campaign finance laws.

Clifford has since filed a lawsuit alleging the nondisclosure agreement is invalid because Trump never signed it. She recently recorded an interview with “60 Minutes,” but Trump’s lawyers are reportedly trying to stop it from airing.

Avenatti’s proposal to Cohen requires the signatures of “all parties,” including the president, The New York Times reported.

The offer also calls on Cohen and Trump to agree not to block Clifford’s interview with “60 Minutes.”

The White House and Cohen have denied the affair ever took place. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a briefing last week that, to the best of her knowledge, Trump was unaware of Cohen’s reported $130,000 payment to Clifford’s.

Nicole James
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Nicole James is a lifelong Democrat and political activist who first cut her teeth as a teenager volunteering for Mike Dukakis’ presidential campaign. She has worked and volunteered for John Kerry, Hillary Clinton, HFA (Hillary For America) and Organizing For Action. She’s passionate about liberal and progressive causes, and considers President Obama her most favorite president ever. She holds her Bachelor’s from Boston College and her Master’s from Columbia University, both in Economics. When not working as a writer, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her three teenagers.

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