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Stormy Daniels CBS 60 minutes highlights: Trump, sex, hush money, threats - it's all here

Porn actress Stormy Daniels sits down for a highly-anticipated interview 7 pm EST ( 4:30 am onwards IST) that could shed new light on the affair she says she had with Donald Trump a decade before his election as president.

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Stormy Daniels CBS 60 minutes highlights: Trump, sex, hush money, threats - it's all here

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Mar 26, 2018 - 06:21 (IST)

Threats, sex, hush money - The "yuck" factor is high on Stormy Daniels 60 minutes 

Adult film star Stormy Daniels says she was threatened to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006, telling her story in a highly anticipated interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" broadcast Sunday. Daniels said she was threatened by an unidentified man in Las Vegas to keep quiet about her alleged relationship with Trump, an incident that she said happened while she was with her young daughter. She said in the interview that she had one encounter of consensual sex with the future president. Most of the interview revolved around information that has leaked out over some months; the threats that Stormy Daniels talked about are new. That alongwith Trump comparing many of his accusers to "beautiful" Ivanka Trump are Sunday night's headlines in the US. Top quotes from political pundits: "The yuck factor is high", "A porn star and the President...for God's sake!", and "What are we going to tell our kids?". Will it hurt the Trump Presidency? No. For that, it's still Robert Mueller's investigation. 

Mar 26, 2018 - 06:06 (IST)

Stormy has a message for the US President

Mar 26, 2018 - 06:05 (IST)

6 highlights from the Stormy Daniels 60 minutes interview

Mar 26, 2018 - 06:00 (IST)

"He made me sit and watch an entire documentary about shark attacks"

In July 2007, a year after they first met, Stormy Daniels says Trump asked to meet at his bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. Stormy talks about that meeting too in the CBS 60 minutes interview.

Stormy Daniels: I remember arriving, and he was watching Shark Week. He made me sit and watch an entire documentary about shark attacks.

Anderson Cooper: It wasn't at that point a business meeting, it was just watching Shark Week.

Mar 26, 2018 - 05:42 (IST)

Stormy says she was not attracted to Trump 

Anderson Cooper: You were 27, he was 60. Were you physically attracted to him?

Stormy Daniels: No.

Anderson Cooper: Not at all?

Stormy Daniels: No.

Anderson Cooper: Did you want to have sex with him?

Stormy Daniels: No. But I didn't-- I didn't say no. I'm not a victim, I'm not--

Anderson Cooper: It was entirely consensual.

Stormy Daniels: Oh, yes, yes.

Mar 26, 2018 - 05:41 (IST)

"I realized exactly what I'd gotten myself into" - Stormy Daniels on what went through her mind before the act

Anderson Cooper: And when you saw that, what went through your mind?

Stormy Daniels: I realized exactly what I'd gotten myself into. And I was like, "Ugh, here we go." (LAUGH) And I just felt like maybe-- (LAUGH) it was sort of-- I had it coming for making a bad decision for going to someone's room alone and I just heard the voice in my head, "well, you put yourself in a bad situation and bad things happen, so you deserve this."

Anderson Cooper: And you had sex with him.

Stormy Daniels: Yes.

Mar 26, 2018 - 05:38 (IST)

Trump lawyer sends statement to CBS 60 minutes

Mar 26, 2018 - 05:34 (IST)

What happened after Trump and Stormy had dinner "that night"? 

Anderson Cooper: Did you two go out for dinner that night?

Stormy Daniels: No.

Anderson Cooper: You had dinner in the room?

Stormy Daniels: Yes.

Anderson Cooper: What happened next?

Stormy Daniels: I asked him if I could use his restroom and he said, "Yes, you know, it's through those-- through the bedroom, you'll see it." So I-- I excused myself and I went to the-- the restroom. You know, I was in there for a little bit and came out and he was sitting, you know, on the edge of the bed when I walked out, perched.

Mar 26, 2018 - 05:31 (IST)

Donald Trump "brushed aside" talk about Melania Trump: Stormy Daniels 

Anderson Cooper: Melania Trump had recently given birth to-- to a son, just a few months before. Did that-- did he mention his wife or child at all in this?

Stormy Daniels: I asked. And he brushed it aside, said, "Oh yeah, yeah, you know, don't worry about that. We don't even we have separate rooms and stuff."

Mar 26, 2018 - 05:25 (IST)

Trump dangled prime time TV opportunity, says Stormy Daniels 

Anderson Cooper: At this point was he doing The Apprentice?

Stormy Daniels: Yes. And he goes, "Got an idea, honeybunch. Would you ever consider going on and-- and being a contestant?" And I laughed and-- and said, "NBC's never gonna let, you know, an adult film star be on." It's, you know, he goes, "No, no," he goes, "That's why I want you. You're gonna shock a lotta people, you're smart and they won't know what to expect"

Anderson Cooper: Did you think he was serious, or did you think he was kind of dangling to get you to wanna be involved him?

Stormy Daniels: Both.

Adult film star Stormy Daniels says in an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" that she was threatened to keep silent about an alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006.
Daniels says in the highly anticipated interview that she was threatened by an unidentified man in Las Vegas to keep quiet about her alleged relationship with Trump.
She says in the interview that she had one encounter of consensual sex with the future president. Five years later, in 2011, she says she was trying to sell her story when she was threatened.
She says the man told her, "Leave Trump alone. Forget the story."
Daniels received a $130,000 payment days before the 2016 presidential election for her silence and has sought to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement.

Stormy Daniels CBS 60 minutes highlights Trump sex hush money threats  its all here

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Daniels has previously spoken about the affair, including in a recent post on Twitter in which she said: "Technically I didn't sleep with the POTUS 12 years ago. There was no sleeping (hehe) and he was just a goofy reality TV star."

Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, has teased the interview, posting a picture on Twitter of a DVD along with the text: "If 'a picture is worth a thousand words,' how many words is this worth????? #60minutes #pleasedenyit."

When another Twitter user said that the disc contained a video of a lie detector test Daniels had taken, Avenatti replied: "Nope. Enjoy Sunday and the days that follow..."

Daniels was paid $130,000 by Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as part of a non-disclosure agreement that she signed shortly before the 2016 US presidential election, leading to allegations that the payment amounted to an illicit contribution to Trump's campaign.

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