There are three eye-openers in the passel of legal documents involving the president and the porn star and two are bigger bombshells than Stormy’s claim to an eyeball view of Donald’s junk.
Stephanie Clifford aka Stormy Daniels aka Peggy Peterson and Donald Trump aka David Dennison are the subjects of these headline wranglings along with the president’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen aka The Fixer.
The blockbuster news is found in the original nondisclosure agreement dated 28 October 2016, just a few days before the 2016 presidential election.
1. THERE ARE WITNESSES.
Four handwritten names are listed as people with knowledge of the liaison between Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump. According to paragraph 4.2, Stormy “directly or indirectly” disclosed details to these third parties prior to the hush agreement. Her witnesses were privy to “Confidential information in tangible form.”
These individuals are Mike Mosney, Angel Ryan, Keith Munyan and Gina Rodriguez. Interestingly, there is some disconnect between these witnesses and another set of people that Stormy revealed in a 2011 magazine article.
Five years before The Fixer paid her $130,000 in hush money, Stormy revealed her Trump affair via In Touch. From that interview:
IT: Did you tell anyone at the time what had happened?
Stormy: A couple people. My assistant. My boyfriend. My friend Randy. The owner of the company I work for.
The Cohen NDA only accounts for one of the four people who originally knew about Stormy’s fling with Donald – her boyfriend.
Mike Mosney is likely the boyfriend and former husband, albeit with his name misspelled. The correct name is Mike Moz.
Keith Munyan is a more conspicuous witness. A California-based celebrity photographer, he crafted the 2007 Stormy Daniels calendar. The date is important since the relationship between Stormy and Donald occurred between 2006 and 2007.
As reported by CNN, Angel Ryan is a fellow adult film star and acquaintance of Stormy Daniels. Ryan performs under the registered pseudonym of Jessica Drake. Ryan charged Trump with sexual misconduct in October 2016 and was represented by attorney Gloria Allred.
Coincidentally, Ryan’s encounter with Trump occurred at the same time and location as Daniels’ first meet-up with him.
Apparently, Ryan chose to go public with her accusations while Daniels signed the NDA executed by The Fixer.
Gina Rodriguez, the fourth person listed in the NDA, is unknown. However, she may correlate with the “assistant” or business owner cited in the In Touch article. Stormy’s friend “Randy” is not listed in the nondisclosure agreement.
A natural line of inquiry arises here. Were any of these people contacted by Cohen? Are there other nondisclosure agreements out there? Is this a complete list? And how could The Fixer be so sloppy? Cohen apparently misspelled one name and did not include another witness (“Randy”).
2. THERE MAY BE TAPES.
And letters, documents, audio, images, recordings, electronic data, photos, art or “any other form of media.” These tangible traces of the Stormy-Donald affair are defined as the types of confidential information prohibited from distribution under the 2016 agreement.
This could be an over-cautious itemization by Cohen. However, the agreement does specify that “any and all existing copies of the Images, Text Messages and any Property,… have been turned over and provided to counsel.”
This statement is very clear. There is concrete evidence (images, texts and property) and as stated in the NDA, Stormy turned these over to Cohen.
3. THERE COULD BE A LOVE CHILD.
This is just one of a thousand unseemly possibilities resulting from the section defining confidential information. Here’s how the contract reads (note that DD indicates Donald Trump; PP indicates Stormy Daniels):
4.1 (a) All intangible information pertaining to DD and/or his family, (including but not limited to his children or any alleged children or any of his alleged sexual partners, alleged sexual actions or alleged sexual conduct or related matters), and/or friends learned, obtained, or acquired by PP, including without limitation information contained in letters, e-mails, text messages, agreements, documents, audio or Images recordings, electronic data, and photographs; (Emphasis added)
The section continues:
4.1 (c) All intangible private information (i.e. information not generally available to and/or known by the general public) relating and/or pertaining to DD, including without limitation DD’s business information, familial information, any of his alleged sexual partners, alleged sexual actions or alleged sexual conduct, related matters or paternity information, legal matters, contractual information, personal information, private social life, lifestyle, private conduct,… (Emphasis added)
Again, Cohen may be overly cautious in protecting his client. However, the terms: alleged children, paternity information and familial information are not included simply as a matter of total inclusiveness but due to their potential harm to Donald Trump if disclosed.
Does Trump have unnamed and/or unclaimed children? And if so, what are the implications for the President of the United States? Kompromat immediately comes to mind.
To some, all this seems petty and prurient. However, the single most important product is the fact that the NDAs covering Donald Trump show a high and unnatural level of secrecy. Piercing the veil of this darkness could potentially yield indictments.