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It’s been quite a news week, even by recent standards. is potentially hours away from a partial government shutdown. The debate rages on over the president’s reported comments about not wanting to accept immigrants from “sthole countries.” “Girtherism” has erupted over the president’s latest height and weight measurements. Officials are scrambling to figure out how to avoid another false ballistic missile alarm, like the one residents of Hawaii suffered last weekend.

Also, the Wall Street Journal reported that Donald Trump’s personal lawyer at one point paid off a pornographic actress to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump.

canada goose store The affair between Trump and actress Stormy Daniels canada goose outlet hong kong is reported to have taken place in 2006. At that time, Trump had been married for a year and a half to Melania Trump, now the first lady, and their son Barron was four months old. In statements to the Wall Street Journal, both Trump canada goose outlet in usa and Daniels denied an affair. canada goose store

Startlingly, we are in such a news cycle that it’s possible to have ignored a story about the president of the United canada goose jacket outlet States’ alleged affair with an adult film star. If you missed it, here’s a rundown of who reported what, what allegedly happened and how people are responding to the whole thing.

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canada goose black friday sale The story that Daniels and Trump had an affair was canada goose outlet us in fact already public before the 2016 election. canada goose black friday sale

That story also reported that Daniels had been considering going on ABC’s Good Morning America to talk about her alleged affair, and that the Trump campaign also denied the affair. But the Stormy Daniels story gained new life on January 12 of this year, when the Wall Street Journal reported that Trump had arranged to pay Daniels $130,000 to keep quiet about a 2006 sexual encounter between them.

In that story, both the president and Daniels denied that the encounter took place.

Canada Goose Parka “President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. Daniels,” Trump lawyer Michael Cohen told the Journal. Canada Goose Parka

And in a statement also supplied to the Journal by Cohen, Daniels denied both the affair and receiving canada goose outlet black friday sale any payment.

“Rumors that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false,” she told the Journal via canada goose outlet phone number Cohen.

canada goose uk outlet However, celebrity magazine In canada goose outlet online store Touch soon threw those denials into question, publishing a nearly 5,200 word, never before published 2011 interview canada goose jacket uk with Daniels describing several occasions on which she met or spoke by phone with Trump, canada goose outlet ottawa including a sexual encounter. canada goose uk outlet

canada goose coats on sale On January 18, the Journal followed canada goose outlet england up with a story about how the Trump team canada goose outlet uk sale hid the payments, setting up Essential Consultants, LLC in Delaware on October 17, 2016, to make the payments. canada goose coats on sale

Since the Journal first ran with the story about the $130,000 payment, multiple other outlets, including Slate, Fox News and the Daily Beast have revealed that they had started reporting on the story before the 2016 election.

canada goose factory sale However, each outlet had a reason why the story did not run Slate’s Jacob Weisberg wrote this week that Daniels canada goose outlet online reviews had stopped responding to him “about a week before the election,” and that he canada goose outlet 80 off couldn’t confirm that she had been paid for her silence. The Daily Beast likewise wrote that Daniels backed out of a potential interview five days before the election. And Ken LaCorte, who had headed up Fox canada goose outlet winnipeg address News’ digital operation at the time, wrote this week that he thought his organization’s story didn’t have enough evidence to be publishable. canada goose factory sale

“In the end, it was an easy decision, and no legitimate news organization would have published what canada goose outlet official we had,” he wrote at LaCorte News.

Who is Stormy Daniels?

Daniels, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, has acted in 152 films and directed 78 canada goose outlet locations in toronto according to IMDB. In addition to appearing in adult movies, she has had bit parts in some mainstream films, including The 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up.

buy canada goose jacket cheap She had a brush with politics when fueled by a “Draft Stormy” movement she considered a 2010 challenge against then Sen. David Vitter, R La. She ended her campaign in April of 2010, expressing her frustration with the political system, as well as canada goose outlet london her treatment by the political establishment and press. buy canada goose jacket cheap

“Simply because I did not fit in their mold of what an independent working woman should be, the media and political elite have sought to relegate my sense of civic responsibility to mere sideshow antics,” she said in a statement.

cheap canada goose uk Vitter himself had had his own sex scandal in 2007, when it was canada goose shop uk revealed that he was a client of the “DC Madam.” cheap canada goose uk

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buy canada goose jacket At more than 5,000 words, there’s a lot of detail. The majority of it canada goose stockists uk isn’t about the sexual encounter itself. Daniels lays out years of interactions with Trump. She explained that she met Trump at a 2006 charity golf tournament, where he asked her canada goose outlet authentic to dinner. She said they ate dinner in canada goose outlet online his hotel room and conversed for hours before having sex. buy canada goose jacket

Canada Goose online Trump continued to call her regularly after that “about every 10 days,” Daniels said. Canada Goose online

canada goose uk black friday He always called me “honeybunch.” He’s like, “How’s canada goose outlet it going, canada goose outlet in toronto honeybunch?” He always started the conversation off, I think it was always his canada goose outlet montreal excuse to call, canada goose outlet store new york “I just read about you in such and such or there’s a quote about you in magazine, I turned on my channel in my hotel room and guess whose face popped up?” canada goose uk black friday

canada goose uk shop During that first encounter, Daniels added, Trump had talked about getting her a spot on The Apprentice, and in these phone calls, he continued to say he wanted her on the show, though she expressed skepticism. canada goose uk shop

uk canada goose outlet In addition to phone calls, Daniels said she and Trump encountered each other at parties and that she at one point canada goose outlet in new york went to meet him in Beverly Hills, where she spent several hours watching Shark Week with the future president (among the many details Daniels recounted was that Trump “is obsessed with sharks. Terrified of sharks.”). uk canada goose outlet

canada goose clearance As of 2011, when the In Touch interview was conducted, Daniels said her last interaction with Trump had been a year and a half earlier. She also expressed anger that he had canada goose outlet store uk “promised” she would be on his reality TV show canada goose clearance.

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