Donald Trump had sex with porn actress Stormy Daniels while he was married to Melania Trump, and then he paid Daniels $130,000 during the election to keep it a secret, according to the Wall Street Journal. This story is getting headlines today for obvious reasons. But once we get past the shock value, this story has everything to do with Trump and Russia. In fact it comes down to three words: Pee Pee Tape.
If Trump was willing to meet the demands of Daniels in order to keep her quiet about their sexual encounter, it means Trump has been willing to meet the demands of anyone who threatens to go public with his sexual activities. If he’s willing to pay $130,000 to bury a story about extramarital consensual sex, how much further would he be willing to go in order to meet the demands of those who have evidence of his more embarrassing sexual escapades? In other words, the Pee Pee Tape.
We still don’t have confirmation that Trump had sexual activities with Russian prostitutes involving urination, or that the Pee Pee Tape exists. But now we have confirmation that Trump is willing to meet the demands of blackmailers who threaten to expose his sexual activities. This blows a gaping hole in Trump’s assertion that he would never allow himself to get into that kind of situation to begin with. So now what?
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has already made moves which strongly suggest he’s been working to verify the entire Trump Russia dossier, which means he’s trying to track down the Pee Pee Tape story as well. Even if it’s never unearthed, today’s developments make clear that Trump has committed sexual acts he doesn’t want to become public, and he’s willing to be blackmailed over it. This means there are other such indigents out there. The media has a greater mandate than ever to keep digging.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report