Michael Cohen, once Trump’s fixer, has been broadcasting a podcast titled “Mea Culpa” from his Manhattan apartment while serving the remainder of his three year sentence for fixing Trump’s problems — along with a little tax evasion and lying to Congress.
In his latest episode, Cohen interviews Stormy Daniels, whom he was tasked with arranging a $130,000 hush-money payment to keep quiet a sexual encounter with Trump. Cohen apologizes up front about the “needless pain” he caused Daniels, and thanks her for giving him a “second chance.”
“I got to go places I would never get to go,” she tells Cohen. “But overall, if I could just wave a magic wand and make everything go back to the way it was before, I would absolutely do that.”
Daniels described the last weeks of Trump’s tenure as the “eye of the storm” as headlines about her subsided while she remained in “legal limbo.”
Now she said she is bracing for a “second wave” as a defamation suit against Trump goes all the way to the Supreme Court.
Daniels sued Trump for defamation after the then-president commented on Twitter that a man she said had threatened her was “nonexistent.” She appealed a lower court’s decision to dismiss the case and an order to pay Trump nearly $300,000 in attorneys’ fees.
The hour-long interview added details of the infamous alleged sexual encounter, which Trump denies.
She referenced it as “the worst 90 seconds of my life, for sure, because it just made me hate myself.”
She also said she didn’t feel physically threatened by Trump, thinking she could definitely outrun him.
For Daniels, life after Trump has also included a new passion for ghost hunting and a related show, “Spooky Babes,” inspired by the “extremely haunted” house that bedeviled her in New Orleans’ Garden District. “I’ve been face to face with evil in the most intimate way,” Daniels said. “Demons don’t scare me anymore.”
Story at AP