As if the President of the United States didn’t already, and perpetually always, have enough on his plate, the continuing saga surrounding adult film actress Stormy Daniels just keeps getting stranger.
Earlier this year, Daniels began making absurd claims that she and Donald Trump had an adulterous affair sometime around a dozen years ago, and that Trump had paid her $130,000 to keep quiet about it. Of course, we all know now that Daniels certainly would not keep quiet about it, waiting until Trump became the leader of the free world before attempting to sabotage his presidency by making these absurd claims.
Now, in the midst of the controversy over the Trump legal team’s supposed involvement in paying hush money to a porn star, Daniels’ lawyer has made himself one heck of a whoopsie.
Michael Avenatti, porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, released a seven-page dossier on Tuesday containing a list of payments purportedly made to Michael Cohen, the lawyer for President Donald Trump.
But there is one problem with the document: two of the allegedly “fraudulent” payments were made to men named Michael Cohen who have no affiliation with Trump.
Avenatti’s report includes a section listing “possible fraudulent and illegal financial transactions” involving Trump’s lawyer. One of the payments is a $4,250 wire transfer from a Malaysian company, Actuarial Partners, to a bank in Toronto.The other is a $980 transfer from a Kenyan bank to Bank Hapoalim — the largest bank in Israel.
Zainal Kassim, a representative for Actuarial Partners, told The Daily Caller News Foundation Avenatti’s report is a case of mistaken identity. He forwarded an email the falsely accused Michael Cohen sent to Avenatti requesting the lawyer “correct this error forthwith and make it known publicly” there is no connection to Trump’s Michael Cohen.
If this is the level of competence that we’ll be witness to during the rest of this debacle, someone please pass the popcorn.
The entire ordeal has been an endless, all you can eat buffet of nothing burgers over the course of these last few months, with President Trump being forced to suspend day to day operations in order to deal with the fiasco. Still, in the thick of all of this hullabaloo, the President is brokering deals with North Korea, dissolving the Iran Nuclear Deal, and trying to hold the Republican Party together by threads no longer than Rand Paul’s bangs, (or whatever that’s called).
So, Stormy, maybe it’s time to give it a rest? You’ve made your mark on the Trump Era, and it netted you a whole lot of sweaty dollars that may or may not be fueling an underlying issue that we’ve yet to discuss.
In other words, your 15 minutes are up.