Donald John Trump, popularly referred to as Donald Trump, is famous as an American politician, businessman as well as media personality who served as the 45th president of the United States. Born on 14 June 1946 in Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, New York, United States, Trump graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968.
Denying the Allegations Made by Stormy Daniels
One of the hottest topics of interest right now is: What happened between Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump?
President Donald Trump denied the allegations Stormy Daniels has made. Former US President Donald Trump has been charged with business fraud as he has made plenty of hush-money payments to ex-porn actress Stormy Daniels. In this regard, the news reports have revealed that Ms Daniels had made precise claims about how the two had sex, and she accepted $130,000 from Mr Cohen, the latter being Trump’s former lawyer, before the 2016 election. She was paid the money so that she could maintain her silence about the encounter.
The lawyer, Michael Cohen, got jailed on multiple charges as well. Matters went to the point that Donald Trump has denied any sexual encounter with Ms Daniels.
Going Public with an Affair Claim
Stephanie Clifford, popularly known as Ms. Daniels, stated in media interviews that she met Mr. Trump at a charity golf tournament in July 2006 and then the two had sex once in his hotel room at Lake Tahoe. Mr. Trump’s lawyer “vehemently” denied this.
Ms. Daniels stated how he didn’t seem worried about it and was kind of arrogant.
STAY SILENT: Threats and Payments Made
In 2016, right before the US presidential election, there was evidence of Mr. Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen paying her $130,000 in “hush money” so that she would go silent about the affair. Also, she has stated that she took it for being concerned for the safety of her family. In addition, Ms. Daniels went on stating that she was legally and physically threatened so that she maintained her silence.
34 Felony Charges Against Trump Reveal
2011 details highlight that shortly after Ms. Daniels agreed to give an interview to In Touch magazine highlighting their alleged affair, Ms. Daniels said an unknown man had approached her while she was with her daughter in an LA car park.
Ms. Daniels, in a 2018 interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes, recalled the man stating how her daughter was a beautiful little girl and that it’d be a shame if something happened to the baby’s mother. A shell company linked to Mr. Cohen at that time also threatened Ms. Daniels with a $20m lawsuit, for the reason that Ms. Daniels had broken their NDA, or “hush agreement”.
Matters went to the point where Ms. Daniels told the CBS show risking a million-dollar fine for the reason that she is speaking on national television, but what she mentioned is that she found it was very important to be able to defend herself.
So Now the Question is: Is it Illegal to Pay Hush Money?
The point to be noted here is that it is not illegal to pay someone compensation when it comes to in exchange for an NDA. However, the matter has gone to the point where the prosecutors have focused on how Mr. Cohen’s reimbursement was recorded in Mr. Trump’s accounts. The accusations made against him were also for falsifying his business records. He had categorized the payment he made to the former adult star as legal fees.
District Attorney Alvin Bragg alleged Mr. Trump of trying to conceal crimes by hiding damaging information from the voting public. August 2018 details also reveal that Mr. Cohen was imprisoned after pleading guilty to tax evasion as well as for breaking campaign finance rules, related to his payment to Ms. Daniels alongside another alleged Trump lover.
Mr. Cohen initially mentioned that Mr. Trump had nothing to do with the payments. However, it later happened that the Trump lawyer, Mr. Cohen, testified under oath that Mr. Trump had asked him to make the $130,000 hush payment. In addition to that, Mr. Cohen said the president had reimbursed him.
Trump in regard to this entire matter has stated: hush money payments were legal.
Additional Controversies Dogged US President Donald Trump’s Time Served in Office
Trump, the 45th US President after winning the November 2016 elections, has presented to the nation a rather controversial time in office.
1. Border Wall: one of Trump’s major poll planks was stopping illegal immigration, including from Mexico. In this regard, it can be stated that on January 25, 2017, Trump signed Executive Order 13767, directing the building of a wall on the US-Mexico border, and following that, construction began in 2019 and hasn’t yet been completed.
2. Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal: May 8, 2018, marked that the US announced its withdrawal from JCOPA, popularly referred to as the “Iran nuclear deal,” as signed on July 14, 2015, between Iran, Germany and the five permanent members of the UNSC.
3. Protests Against the ‘Muslim’ Ban: Trump signed Executive Order 13769 on January 27, 2017, leading to widespread protests. A travel ban called a ‘Muslim’ ban barred immigration to the US from countries with substantial Muslim populations.
4. Qasem Soleimani Killin: A US drone strike killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani near Baghdad International Airport on January 3, 2020, leading to a spike in tensions between the US and Iran.
5. Trump Meeting Kim Jong-un: The two leaders, Trump and Kim Jong-un, met on June 12, 2018, in Singapore, and again the two met for a second time in Hanoi on February 27-28, 2019, following it up with a third meeting in South and North Korea on June 30, 2019.
Mr. Trump pleaded not guilty in a Manhattan criminal court to 34 felony counts due to falsifying business records in the first degree. Mr. Cohen was indicted also for the payments he made to Ms. Daniels. Right now, Trump is under investigation for the pay-offs to a former Playboy model so that she could keep quiet about the alleged sexual encounters. Stay tuned for further updates.
A: Donald Trump won the 2016 U.S. presidential election as the Republican nominee despite losing the national popular vote and became the first U.S. president who holds no prior military or government service. This was one of the reasons why his election and policies sparked numerous protests.
A: Donald Trump pleaded not guilty to falsifying business records and was also specifically accused of formulating a scheme aimed at influencing the 2016 presidential election. He was accused of buying negative media coverage about himself so that it wasn’t anyhow getting published. “Damaging information” charges against him include allegations regarding an affair with Stormy Daniels and reimbursement to attorney Michael Cohen for paying her $130,000 in “hush money”.
A: The amount is around $3.2 billion, with Trump making higher claims. In addition, he has received a loan of one million US dollars from his father. Besides, he has earned enough from real estate ventures, golf courses, hotels, casinos, fundraising, and Trump-branded products.
A: Trump and his allies stated that the documents released in early 2018 are exculpatory. One such document is a letter from attorneys for Cohen denying the aim to influence the election. Besides, there is also a document with a statement from Daniels denying that she had a relationship with Trump. Early 2018 marked that Cohen, too, was in his denial phase. Later Cohen and Daniels admitted their roles in the coverup, while Trump denied the affair.