The story behind the story began to spill out only in the past week, touched off by a reported that Cohen arranged a 0,000 payment to Daniels a month before the election in 2016 in exchange for her silence about an alleged sexual relationship with Trump.Daniels, Cohen and the White House have denied any such relationship; she also denied in a statement issued by Cohen that she was paid “hush money” by Trump.The document identifies the other party only as “David Dennison a.k.a. Daniels stopped responding to Weisberg a week before the election, leaving him in the dark about crucial details.
“Now we know why,” he said, referring to the nondisclosure agreement.
Reporters from ABC, Fox News, The Daily Beast and were pursuing a potentially explosive story: that Daniels had allegedly had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006, only months after Trump's wife, Melania, had given birth to their son, Barron. Given the context and potential importance of Daniels' story - on the heels of multiple sexual assault allegations against Trump and the controversy over his vulgar remarks on the video - the question is, why?