President Trump suggested on Wednesday that the man who adult-film star Stormy Daniels says threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot is “nonexistent.”
Daniels and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, unveiled a composite sketch of the man on ABC’s “The View” on Tuesday. Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump in 2006, said the man approached her and her young daughter in 2011 after she had agreed to tell her story to a tabloid magazine and told her to leave Trump alone. According to Daniels, the man — a “lean but fit” white male in his 30s or 40s — then looked at her daughter and said, “That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.”
Avenatti is offering $131,000 for information leading to the man’s identification, asking the public to send tips to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
“A sketch years later about a nonexistent man,”
It was the first time Trump addressed the Stormy scandal on Twitter.
Avenatti fired back with a reference to
“FBI search warrants uncovering EXISTING documents and recordings showing con job after con job pulled on REAL people and very REAL American citizens (who didn’t know it),”
The president’s Twitter missive included
Shortly after the sketch was released,
Appearing on CNN Tuesday night, Avenatti said that they have already gathered “a lot of leads.”
“We’ve narrowed the field to a handful of people that we believe that it may be,” Avenatti said. “But we want to make absolutely sure as to who this is before we make an announcement.”
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, filed suit against Cohen and Trump last month, seeking to void the nondisclosure agreement because it was allegedly never signed by Trump.
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