What We Learned From the Stormy Daniels Interview

She won't say whether she has photos, messages
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 26, 2018 6:00 AM CDT
Updated Mar 26, 2018 6:33 AM CDT

(Newser) – Stormy Daniels' spoke out about her alleged affair with President Trump in a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday night—an interview that the Hill predicts will become "watercooler news" in offices around the country, and a major embarrassment for Trump. The biggest revelation in the interview with Anderson Cooper is that Daniels says she was threatened in 2011 after she first agreed to sell her story to a magazine. Daniels said she was coming forward now to defend herself. "I'm not OK with being made out to be a liar, or people thinking that I did this for money and people are like, 'Oh, you're an opportunist. You're taking advantage of this,''' she said, though she admitted that she had been getting more job offers lately. A roundup of coverage:

  • Photos and messages? Daniels declined to confirm whether photos or text messages that back up her account of the affair exist, the Washington Post reports in its list of five takeaways from the interview. She said her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, recommended she not discuss such things. When Cooper told Avenatti he could be bluffing, the attorney said: "You should ask some of the other people in my career when they've bet on me bluffing."

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