The book, titled "Full Disclosure," was obtained ahead of its Oct. NBC News has not obtained the book. After the tryst with Daniels, Trump promised to put her on his "The Apprentice" reality show, Daniels writes in the book, according to The Guardian, and even indicated he would fix the results in her favor to have her last on the show. Years later, when Trump would decide to run for president, Daniels repeatedly dismissed the idea he could win — until, of course, he eventually did. Daniels has suggested she had a one-time sexual encounter with Trump in a hotel room. She alleged in a civil lawsuit that she and Trump had an "intimate relationship" that lasted from summer "well into the year " and which included meetings in Lake Tahoe and at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
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Ms Daniels her real name is Stephanie Clifford alleges she and Mr Trump had sex in , and that he has been trying to keep it quiet ever since. A lawyer for Ms Daniels has made claims of a cover-up, and others have raised questions about potentially illegal campaign payments. The president rejects all the allegations, and lawyers are suing Ms Daniels back for breaking this deal. Mr Trump denies that any money from his presidential campaign was used to buy Ms Daniels' silence, and says that the affair never happened. But while Mr Trump's supporters have largely ignored the story, along with allegations of sexual assault and the infamous Access Hollywood tape , the Stormy Daniels case could see the president testify in court - with mid-term elections just around the corner.
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At first, Cohen denied Trump had the alleged affair and sought to suppress the allegation based on the NDA, but a month later publicly acknowledged making the payment. Besides the allegations of the affair itself, the acknowledged payment raised legal and ethical questions as to whether the payment violated federal campaign finance laws , either because the payment was not duly disclosed as a campaign contribution or because campaign funds may have been used towards the payment. Cohen also faces discipline from the State Bar of New York under the New York Rules of Professional Conduct that prohibits lawyers making loans to clients due to this disclosure. In August , Cohen pleaded guilty to eight criminal charges, including a campaign finance violation for Daniels' payment. He stated under oath that he paid her "in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office".
Allowing someone to get away with things that are definitely illegal sets a terrifying precedent for anyone who comes into office after him. Daniels said she had embarked on the tour because she wanted to tell stories that had been edited out of her book , Full Disclosure, last year. She has been accused by comedians on social media, she said, especially women, of stealing precious spots in comedy clubs by booking her engagements in such venues.