Trump 'Very Unhappy' With Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Revealing Stormy Daniels Involvement: Report

Newsweek - 2018-03-08

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As the Stormy Daniels saga gets even more tangled, President Donald Trump is reportedly wishing press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders would do a better job keeping his story straight. At Wednesday's press conference, Sanders fielded questions about the civil suit Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, filed against the president, alleging that the nondisclosure agreement she signed in the days approaching the 2016 election is void because Trump neglected to sign it. Sanders told reporters that the "arbitration was won in the president's favor," effectively conceding for the first time that Trump had any involvement with Clifford. She also revealed that Trump, to her knowledge, had no idea his lawyer Michael Cohen had paid Clifford a reported $130,000 in hush money out of his own pocket. Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now Later, sources told CNN that the president was "very unhappy" with Sanders' response, and said on Thursday: "Sarah gave the Stormy Daniels storyline steroids yesterday." The White House has been reached for comment. But if Trump was hoping to keep his legal embroilment with Daniels out of the news, it's already too late. Word of Trump's alleged affair with Daniels, and the lengths his legal counsel went to keep the adult film actress quiet ahead of the presidential election, has dominated headlines for weeks. Daniels' latest suit suggests that won't change anytime soon. In addition to declaring her NDA "invalid" and "unenforceable," the suit reiterated key details about the president's alleged romantic entanglement with Daniels, claiming she began an "intimate relationship" with Trump for roughly a year between the summer of 2006 and "well into 2007."