Stormy Daniels’ lawyer teases ‘major announcement’ on identity of ‘thug’ who threatened her over alleged Trump affair

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer on Saturday teased a “major announcement” about the person who allegedly threatened the former porn star over her rumored relationship with President Trump.

Michael Avenatti vowed news regarding “the thug who threatened Ms. Clifford” would be coming within the next several days in a tweet just before 9 a.m.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claimed in a recent 60 Minutes interview that a man attempted to intimidate her into silence about alleged tryst while she was with her daughter in Las Vegas back in 2011.

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“Leave Trump alone. Forget the story,” he supposedly told her. “That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame is something happened to her mom.”

She said she never saw the man again, but added she would be able to identify him should she have the chance.

Daniels was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year when it was revealed Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid her $130,000 to keep quiet about her alleged affair.

Trump on Friday denied he knew about the hush money, marking the first time he has publicly acknowledged the scandal.

The former adult actress has said she and the President had an extramarital affair in 2006 after meeting at a golf tournament. His wife, Melania, was pregnant with their son Barron at the time.

What Stormy Daniels has said about her affair with Trump
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What Stormy Daniels has said about her affair with Trump

She says: In Touch never paid her for her story

Daniels says she was never paid the $15,000 she was originally offered by In Touch for the story of her alleged affair with Trump.

She says: Her sexual encounter with Trump was consensual

Daniels had said during the "60 Minutes" interview that she didn't want to have sex with Trump – but when asked by Anderson Cooper if the encounter with Trump was consensual, the adult film star responded affirmatively, saying, "yes, yes."

She says: Trump's lawyer threatened her and her daughter

As she detailed the aftermath of the alleged affair, Stormy Daniels -- whose real name is Stephanie Clifford -- described a moment in a Las Vegas parking lot when a man threatened her:

"And a guy walked up on me and said to me, 'Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.' And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, 'That's a beautiful little girl. It'd be a shame if something happened to her mom.' And then he was gone."

She says: Trump compared her to Ivanka

"He was like, 'Wow, you — you are special. You remind me of my daughter,'" Daniels told "60 Minutes." "You know — he was like, 'You're smart and beautiful, and a woman to be reckoned with, and I like you. I like you.'"

She says: Trump "brushed aside" his relationship with Melania

When asked by Anderson Cooper about Trump's marriage to Melania Trump, Daniels said Trump "brushed aside" any concern surrounding his marital vows. She said he spoke of his marriage to Daniels, saying:

"Oh yeah, yeah, you know, don’t worry about that. We don’t even—we have separate rooms and stuff."

She says: She spanked Trump with a magazine with Trump on the cover

Stormy Daniels confirmed in her "60 Minutes" interview the earlier report that she had spanked Trump with a magazine featuring himself on the cover.

She says: She was paid $130,000 in hush money

Michael Cohen has confirmed that he paid Stephanie Clifford $130,000 11 days before the 2016 election. A former chairman of the Federal Election Commission has since said this payment may have been illegal.


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