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Who is Stormy Daniels and what is her relationship with Donald Trump?

Donald Trump has been found guilty by a jury for falsifying business records related to hush money paid to Stormy Daniels to corrupt the 2016 election.

Trump ha sido declarado culpable de 34 cargos por falsificación de registros comerciales en primer grado. ¿Aún puede ser presidente?
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The first of four criminal trials to be brought against Donald Trump and tried has resulted in a guilty verdict. A Manhattan jury returned a guilty verdict on all 34 felony counts against the former US president for falsifying business records related to $130,000 in hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels in order to corrupt the 2016 election.

Who is Stormy Daniels?

Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is an adult film actress, screenwriter, and director originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Horses were her main interest and hobby, according to a New York Times article. She supported herself financially by working in strip clubs, starting in high school.

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After several years, she began appearing in and directing pornographic films, using a pseudonym derived from the name Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Six gave his daughter, Storm, as well as his preference for Jack Daniel’s whiskey.

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The relationship between Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump

According to The Guardian, Daniels met Trump in 2006 at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, California, where she was hired to greet the competitors. Daniels has recounted that a Trump bodyguard invited her to dinner, and that they later had sex in his hotel room despite the fact that he was married to Melania Trump. Details that she recounted again when she took the stand earlier this month.

Daniels has also said they kept in touch for a while and that he offered her a role on his reality show ‘The Celebrity Apprentice.’ The actress claims that she had the sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, a year after he married Melania.

For his part, Trump has denied that there was a relationship between them. Bragg, who brought the case forward, alleged in his case that Michael Cohen, Trump’s former attorney, made a $130,000 payment to Daniels on behalf of the former president.

Cohen testified that the payment, which he said under oath was later reimbursed by his boss, was to cover up the affair Trump allegedly had with her. With the payment, it was hoped that the news would not come to light so as not to harm his 2016 presidential candidacy. The Manhattan jury found the evidence against the former president credible beyond a reasonable doubt and handed down a guilty verdict on all 34 felony counts.