Stormy Daniels' interview on 60 Minutes raised several legal issues that could come to haunt President Trump, assert Norman Eisen and Virginia Canter in USA Today. If the $130,000 payment really was made to her through Trump’s lawyer, this would have violated campaign finance laws, as it happened shortly before the 2016 presidential election. Additionally, the president didn’t put this transaction on his 2017 financial disclosure form. This could result in a five-year prison sentence, particularly because of the size of the payment. The whole affair might be relevant to the Russia investigation, as it could have been used to coerce Trump.
The Stormy Daniels 60 Minutes interview revealed few solid facts and reflects poorly on CNN’s Anderson Copper for having engaged such an unproven and lewd story, hold Michael Calderone of Politico. Much of the details about the alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump remind of the gossip published in tabloids. Several reporters have noted that this interview didn’t bring any incriminating details to light. Daniels loosely discussed sexual acts but refrained from offering any proof. Cooper seemed to push the story with sexually explicit questions, making it seem more important than it is. There is nothing substantial to this topic.