Civil War Era Studies
Stormy Daniels would probably have never been much more than a name in the catalog of porn-movie stars had it not been for Michael Cohen.
On Jan. 12, the Wall Street Journal broke the story that Cohen, one of Donald Trump's personal lawyers, had paid Daniels [npr.org] - or arranged for Daniels to be paid -- $130,000 for her silence over an alleged affair she once had with the president. In a political climate jaded by the sexual shenanigans of politicians, many Americans were tempted to ask, "So what?"
Because, as they like to say in high-stakes poker, the Daniels affair represents a whole new opening. [excerpt]
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Guelzo, Allen C. "This is Why Republicans Can’t Shrug Off the Stormy Daniels Saga." Penn Live. May 19, 2018.
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