American porn star, Stormy Daniels, has once again made headlines after vowing to “dance down the street” if former President Donald Trump is jailed over a hush money payment made to her in 2016. This announcement came after a Twitter user, Intergalactic Gurl, attacked Daniels, calling her a “disgusting degenerate prostitute” who accepted money to frame an innocent man. Daniels quickly responded to the tweet, stating that she was not paid by Trump, but rather, by his ex-personal lawyer to frame himself. The exchange occurred on the same day that Trump predicted that he would be criminally charged in the case by a New York City grand jury.
The hush money payment was made by Trump’s former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, shortly before the 2016 presidential election. Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 to prevent her from speaking out about her alleged affair with Trump in 2006. Daniels has consistently maintained that she had sex with Trump, despite his denials. Cohen has since gone to federal prison for crimes that included a campaign finance violation related to the payment made to Daniels.
The second payment made to another alleged Trump paramour by the publisher of The National Enquirer was also made to prevent the claims from harming Trump’s chances of defeating Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Cohen has admitted to making these payments to protect Trump’s reputation.
Cohen has been cooperating with investigators from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office for several years. He has met with investigators on multiple occasions, including when he was incarcerated. Last week, Cohen testified before a grand jury for two days. Former Enquirer Publisher, David Pecker, was also spotted going into the building where the grand jury was meeting weeks ago.
Daniels also spoke to prosecutors via Zoom last week. Trump has consistently denied having sex with Daniels or with his alleged former mistress, Playboy model Karen McDougal. However, the Trump Organization reimbursed Cohen for the payment made to Daniels and logged the payment in business records as legal expenses. Misclassification of business expenses is a misdemeanor under New York law, but it can be charged as a felony if the misstatement was done to cover up another crime.
Despite the ongoing legal proceedings, Daniels remains vocal about her disdain for Trump and her belief that he should be held accountable for his actions. Her vow to “dance down the street” if Trump is jailed has garnered significant attention, with many people wondering if she will follow through on her promise.