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‘I Do Not Know Where It Came From’
Stephanie Clifford, the previous pornographic-film actress referred to as Stormy Daniels, isn't making existence simple for the Trump management. Just mins after President Trump’s first State of the Union cope with ended Tuesday night time, Ms. Clifford gave the impression on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” the place she didn't deny — or verify — having an affair with Mr. Trump.
On Tuesday afternoon, a observation claiming to be from Stormy Daniels emerged that forcefully refuted all allegations of an affair. But on Mr. Kimmel’s display, Ms. Clifford strongly implied that she had no longer written that denial letter. (A legal professional for Mr. Trump had issued a separate letter signed by way of Ms. Daniels on Jan. 10 denying the affair. That letter was once no longer in query right here.)
Mr. Kimmel identified that the signature on the newer observation didn't seem to compare her autograph on different paperwork. She agreed, pronouncing, “It does not look like my signature.” He then requested the place she idea the letter had come from. “I do not know where it came from,” she mentioned. “It came from the internet.”
According to a file final month in The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Trump’s 2016 marketing campaign crew paid Ms. Clifford $130,000 to signal a nondisclosure settlement about an alleged affair. While she didn't explicitly admit to Mr. Kimmel that she had signed such an settlement, she looked as if it would come shut.
KIMMEL: Do you've got a nondisclosure settlement?
CLIFFORD: Do I?
KIMMEL: You can’t say whether or not you've got a nondisclosure settlement. But in case you didn’t have a nondisclosure settlement, you maximum unquestionably may just say, ‘I don’t have a nondisclosure settlement.’ Yes?
CLIFFORD: You’re so sensible, Jimmy.
At the top of the interview, Mr. Kimmel attempted yet one more trick to coax out a definitive reaction. Ms. Clifford deftly deflected it.
KIMMEL: Have you ever made like to anyone whose title rhymes with Lonald Lump?
CLIFFORD: I’ll name you no matter you need me to name you, child.