Okay, let's set the scene.
First of all, In Touch featured a zesty interview with Auteur of Pornographic Film Studies Stormy Daniels back in 2011 wherein she recounted in full an amorous evening with now-President Donald Trump. Time being linear in nature, this 2006 encounter took place four months after now-First Lady Melania Trump gave birth to now-First Kid Barron Trump and included such sizzling-hot details as The Good Lady Daniels saying things like, “I actually don’t even know why I did it, but I do remember while we were having sex, I was like, ‘Please, don’t try to pay me.’”
Normal! Eventually, this modest request was rebuffed as in 2016 then-Candidate Trump's lawyer gave Goody Daniels the tidy and specific sum of $130,000 to maintain a dignified silence during the campaign. Though Trump himself would eventually admit to all kinds of extramarital impropriety and suffer zero consequences from any of it, Milady Daniels held up her end of the bargain - saying nothing about her affair that she hadn't already said in the previously mentioned 2011 In Touch interview - until the Wall Street Journal blew the lid of the $130,000 payout.
Well, now that lawyer, Michael Cohen, is assuring everyone that there was no violation of Federal Election Commission law because he just paid the porn star all that money out of his own pocket and for no reason. Problem is, now that Cohen is on the record as having paid off the porn star himself, he may have breached a non-disclosure agreement. So we're entering some sticky legal territory wherein the NDA Mrs. Daniels may or may not have signed about the affair that did or didn't happen may no longer apply since the other party has breached the contract.
Not to belabor the point here, but she already did tell her story. Any new story likely won't be much more than, "...and then he said 'I'm running for President' and stifled a laugh and then Cohen offered me comma money to not make a big thing out of it."
It's not every day a tabloid manages to create dialogue of national significance, but hey, that's just Trump's America for you.
Now that was a juicy rationalization. I’m sure it was the first time. You’re probably right. Smh— SERavens (@seravenscroft) February 14, 2018
Correction: a married man and his lawyer deny he had an affair, that there was no money, but, then there was an LLC set up to make the payment and hide the source of funds, which now Cohen, the lawyer, says was his money, to pay her off, & that 45 knew nothing about it.— Timothy Cole (@timelyrepairs) February 14, 2018
Meanwhile, a significant portion of America is just getting popcorn and leaning forward.
There's lawyers, and then there's lawyers, and then there's lawyers.
Onward the sideshow goes.