A lawyer for Donald Trump’s lawyer is the latest to try to shut Stormy Daniels up. Michael Cohen, a man who revels in being known as Trump’s fixer, has retained Brent Blakely to issue a cease and desist to Daniels over her claim, on 60 Minutes, that she was physically threatened in a Las Vegas parking lot to keep her from talking about her relationship with Trump.
“In truth, Mr. Cohen had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with any such person or incident, and does not even believe that any such person exists, or that such incident ever occurred,” Blakely wrote. “You and your client’s false statements about Mr. Cohen accuse him of criminal conduct and constitute, among other claims, libel per se and intentional infliction of emotional distress. It would appear that your statements of alleged criminal conduct are being made to obtain an advantage in a civil dispute, which is also improper.”
Daniels did not say that Cohen was responsible for the threat, though her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, later tweeted that “There can be no question where this threat came from. It could only have come from one place.” (He did not, however, name that one place.)
Donald Trump still hasn’t personally spoken out on Daniels’ accounts of their relationship—she told Anderson Cooper that they had unprotected sex one time after she spanked Trump with his own magazine, but that she subsequently declined to have sex with him after a Shark Week watching session. And while his lawyers have had plenty to say, Trump’s own silence speaks volumes. If he thought he could gain the upper hand, it would be Twitter time all the time.
Seriously, though, all hail Stormy Daniels. She’s shut Donald Trump up and gotten Michael Cohen to lawyer up himself, gotten a man who once told a reporter that “what I’m going to do to you is going to be f##king disgusting” if the reporter wrote an unflattering story about Trump’s divorce to be all “who, me? this is outrageous!” about the notion that he would have an adult film actress physically threatened. And she’s still standing.