Supporters wanted her to challenge Louisiana’s David Vitter, who had a history with prostitutes…which the media has ignored…
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) The alleged affair between President Donald Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels isn’t the first time the adult entertainer made an impact in politics.
In 2009, Daniels launched an exploratory committee to consider a run for the U.S. Senate from Louisiana.
She wanted to challenge incumbent Republican Senator David Vitter, who had a past with prostitutes.
Supporters created the website “DraftStormy.com” to push her into the race.
Daniels and her backers believed her adult film industry career would continue to call attention to Vitter’s lurid past, despite the fact she lived in Florida at the time.
The fact that Daniels previously allowed herself to be used as a pawn to potentially derail a Republican’s pursuit of public office has rarely — if ever — been mentioned in the voluminous mainstream media reporting about her charges against President Trump.
About two months into her Senate exploration, police in Tampa, Fla. arrested Daniels in July 2009 for domestic abuse under her given name, Stephanie Gregory Clifford.
Her husband at the time, Michael Mosny, accused her of hitting him several times, according to NBC News.
She posted bond and was released the same week.
“[Vitter] got caught, which doesn’t bother me,” Daniels said, according to Inside Edition. “Hey, go on with your bad self. Who am I to judge? But the fact that he was a hypocrite made me pretty crazy.”
Stormy decided to declare herself a candidate in April 2010, though, as a Republican.
She made the decision to switch parties after she learned that the Republican party paid for a fundraiser at a nightclub with sexually explicit themes.
“I cannot help but recognize that over time my libertarian values regarding both money and sex, and the legal use of one for the other, is now best espoused by the Republican Party,” she said.
Daniels viewed the nearly $2,000 spent at the club Voyeur by the Republican Party as a great investment.
“As I have said for well over a year, it is time that our government and our tax policy begin rewarding entrepreneurship and creativity again,” Daniels said. “It is time again to inspire positive risks and out-of-the-box thinking in the interest of growing a strong economy and a strong America. For me, this spirit can be summed up in the RNC’s investment of donor funds at Voyeur.”
Now Daniels finds herself in a controversy with Trump, alleging that his lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid her $130,000 to remain silent about their sexual encounters.
She said Cohen paid the money shortly before the presidential election in October, 2016.
Cohen revealed that he paid Daniels the $130,000 on Feb. 13, which she said breached the nondisclosure agreement.
Since then, she publicly documented the affair on “60 Minutes” with Anderson Cooper.
Cohen said he received a restraining order against Daniels on behalf of the president.
He said that if she talks about the alleged affair, she could face penalties of up to $20 million, NBC News reported.
As the case moves to court, Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti said they would consider a settlement, but ultimately it appears that they want the truth of the scandal to come forward through the court.
“I think we would consider it, I would converse with my client. It would depend on the terms of a settlement,” Avenatti said, according to Mediaite. “But at this point, I don’t see how the case gets resolved short of the truth coming out.”