The 60 Minutes interview with Stormy Daniels didn’t provide much new information regarding her affair with Donald Trump. Ms. Daniels didn’t offer any racy details about her sexual encounter with Trump, nor did she confirm whether or not she has photos or videos of the affair. Ms. Daniels did, however, set up Trump.
While most viewers were hoping for some juicy details or embarrassing information about Trump, Ms. Daniels didn’t provide those things. She is savvy enough to know that if she had fallen into the stereotype of “porn star mistress”, she would have lost credibility. By keeping her composure, and trying to keep the interview as classy as possible, the average American who watched her realized that she’s telling the truth.
Ms. Daniels has maintained from the beginning that the affair was consensual. The problem in this particular case is that Trump cheated on his wife Melania, and then had his lawyer pay off Ms. Daniels to keep the affair quiet, and then another man threatened the safety of Ms. Daniels and her daughter. Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, denies having anything to do with that.
Cohen’s denial becomes harder to believe when one considers the information Megyn Kelly recently brought to light. It would appear that Cohen is no stranger to making threats.
Speaking of #michaelcohen threats (#StormyDaniels), here is what then-daily beast (now npr) reporter @timkmak says he rec’vd from Cohen while writing a piece on DT’s divorce: pic.twitter.com/OoBYLJg6ey
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) March 26, 2018
While Ms. Daniels’s story and timing might seem strange, her intent should be clear. She is trying to get President Trump to self-destruct, and given what we know of him, her strategy may work. Once Trump sees that the public is beginning to believe her story, he will have another notorious Twitter meltdown, and likely confess to the relationship, which in turn will make Cohen’s denials seem less possible. Then the question will become if it was Trump’s idea to threaten Ms. Daniels.