During this time, Melanie Trump stood beside and behind her husband, donald trump.
During their nearly two-decade romance, the billionaire has had his fair share of scandals and his wife has often come out to defend his name and reputation.
Since leaving the White House, Trump has been embroiled in multiple lawsuits, and he’s being pressured by his advisers to use Melania Trump as a scapegoat to avoid further shame and humiliation in a thorny case.
Donald Trump is being dragged to court by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office for a silent large sum of money, he and his former lawyer and repairman, Michael Cohenpaid to stormy daniels.
According to a report from the wall street journalCohen paid Daniels $130,000 in 2016, a month before the presidential election.
The lawyer gave the adult star the big bucks to keep her from speaking out about the salacious affair she had with Trump.
Trump protected his reputation by having Daniels sign a nondisclosure agreement (NDA.)
Stormy Daniels had a brief sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006 while Melania Trump was pregnant with her only son, Baron.
District Attorney Alvin BraggThe office decided to investigate the matter because it strongly believes the $130,000 payment to Daniels was a campaign contribution.
Therefore, the Trump campaign violated campaign finance laws by not disclosing the payment to the FEC.
In 2018, Cohen was indicted and then pleaded guilty to eight counts, including a campaign finance violation for the payment of Daniels, and was sentenced to three years in prison.
According rolling stone“In order to bring felony charges, New York law requires prosecutors to prove that defendants falsified records in order to conceal a separate crime.”
The district attorney is looking for evidence confirming that Trump did in fact reimburse Cohen the large sum in order to cover up an illegal campaign contribution.
Trump has publicly revealed that Cohen represented him in the “Stormy Daniels deal”. Trump’s new lawyer, Rudy Giulaniconfirmed that his client had reimbursed Cohen for the payment.
The team of lawyers representing Trump offered a dramatic line of defense — let’s say the payment to Daniels was marriage-related.
The idea is to push the following explanation – Trump paid the woman he had sex with because he didn’t want to irritate his wife.
The magazine shared, “But the argument would leave Trump with some tough questions. Because if the payments to Daniels had nothing to do with the election, then Trump would have to explain why he was willing to spend six figures to keep his wife from hearing about an alleged sexual encounter with a porn star – a date he had for years. claimed never to have happened.
Members of Trump’s team said rolling stone that he is not thrilled with the proposal and added: “The [former] the president seems reluctant to take this approach. I hope that will change.
In his book, Full disclosure, Daniels wrote of his intimate moment with Trump’s manhood: “It was smaller than average, not terribly small. He has a huge mushroom head. Like a poisonous mushroom…like the mushroom character in Mario Kart…the encounter was the least impressive sex I’ve ever had.
Stephanie Grishama former senior Trump White House official, said rolling stone that the former president was very worried about the revelations made by Daniels.
She also claimed that he was afraid of Melania Trump’s reaction.
The former US First Lady’s press secretary said: ‘He called me at some point after the Stormy Daniels announcement to ask if we [in the first lady’s office] would respond to his allegations – and I could tell he was trying to take my temperature to see if his wife was upset. He never, ever called me to ask me if the east wing was going to respond to anything. Never. And he never did it again. It was so out of place for him to do this that it was clear he was trying to see if his wife was upset. Our east wing was notorious at the time for issuing statements that would shock or anger the west wing, and for this one, since it was a very personal matter, it was clear he was testing the waters.
The former Republican president is running again in 2024.