In the midst of drama surrounding her alleged extra-marital affair with Trump, Stormy Daniels takes to her Instagram account, posting a racy TBT photo.
People Magazine reported on Thursday that: “Much like President Trump has been known to do, his alleged former mistress Stormy Daniels started the day by addressing her “haters” on social media.”
The former porn star — who on Tuesday filed a civil suit against the president over a nondisclosure agreement she signed to keep quiet about their alleged 2006 affair — took to her Instagram on Thursday to share a #tbt selfie showing her posing provocatively on a blanket.
The turmoil surrounding the alleged affair has hit a fevered pitch this week in the wake of Daniels’ lawsuit, in which she seeks to nullify a nondisclosure agreement, presumably so she can go public with the details.
CNN reported that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders discussed the $130,000 payment made to Daniels by Trump attorney Michael Cohen to silence her.
Sanders told reporters that Trump didn’t know about that payment.
“Not that I’m aware of,” Sanders responded when pressed on whether Trump had known about the payment. “Anything beyond what I’ve already given you, I would refer you to the President’s outside counsel.”
Sanders also said that “the arbitration was won in the President’s favor,” admitting for the first time that a non-disclosure agreement did exist, and that the President is involved.
CNN staff were buzzing all morning about that admission, reporting that Trump was furious with Sanders.
CNN political correspondent David Wright posted a tweet referencing CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta.
“From @Acosta: A source close to White House says Trump is upset with @PressSec Sarah Sanders over her handling of Stormy Daniels questions yesterday. “POTUS is very unhappy,” the source said. “Sarah gave the Stormy Daniels storyline steroids yesterday,” the source added,” he tweeted.
From @Acosta: A source close to White House says Trump is upset with @PressSec Sarah Sanders over her handling of Stormy Daniels questions yesterday. “POTUS is very unhappy,” the source said. “Sarah gave the Stormy Daniels storyline steroids yesterday,” the source added.
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) March 8, 2018
Likewise, CNN executive producer Javi Morgado tweeted: “Breaking news: A source tells CNN’s Jim @Acosta that President Trump is upset with @PressSec Sarah Sanders over her handling of Stormy Daniels questions. The source tells CNN ‘Sarah gave the Stormy Daniels story line steroids yesterday.’”
Breaking news: A source tells CNN's Jim @Acosta that President Trump is upset with @PressSec Sarah Sanders over her handling of Stormy Daniels questions. The source tells CNN “Sarah gave the Stormy Daniels story line steroids yesterday.”
— Javi Morgado (@javimorgado) March 8, 2018
And in another bizarre twist, NBC News reported that: “Trump’s lawyer is trying to silence adult-film star Stormy Daniels, obtaining a secret restraining order in a private arbitration proceeding and warning that she will face penalties if she publicly discusses a relationship with the president.”
Tuesday’s lawsuit says that Trump attorney Michael Cohen — who brokered the agreement with Clifford during the presidential campaign — attempted to “intimidate” Clifford and “shut her up” by initiating what it calls a “bogus arbitration proceeding” against her in Los Angeles on Feb. 27.
On that day, Cohen obtained a temporary restraining order against Clifford from the private arbitrator, a retired judge, which bars her from disclosing “confidential information” related to the nondisclosure agreement signed in October 2016, according to a copy of the order obtained by NBC News.