Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, is in the news again as the world learns that the FBI has subpoenaed her manager, Gina Rodriguez.
The porn star, who’s notoriety has greatly increased due to this alleged affair, is once again in the middle of the Trump investigation and according to Rodriguez, this might have always been her plan.
Daily Mail reports that Rodriguez disclosed information to the FBI pertaining to Daniels attempt to sell her story of an affair with now President Trump for $200,000 in the months leading up to the 2016 Presidential election.
The FBI not only interviewed Rodriguez, but they also required her to submit any communications between herself and President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, Kieth Davidson, who is Daniel’s attorney, and any communication between Rodriguez and Daniels herself.
According to the Daily Mail, this comes after Rodriguez spoke with multiple celebrity magazines, television shows, and websites, hoping to find a buyer for the illicit love story that Daniels had hoped to tell.
Their plans, however, fell apart as the election got closer, and Daniels gave up her plan to make a hefty $200,000 and according to Rodriguez, settled for the $130,000 that she received from President Trump, via his attorney, Michael Cohen. That payout was the one that came with a promise to keep quiet about her story in the future.
Cohen, however, contradicts that story, saying that he paid Daniels out of his own pocket, and was not reimbursed by President Trump, or his campaign.
“It looks to me that she accepted Cohen’s money because she could not get the money she wanted from anyone else,” one media executive said.
Daniels has maintained her story that Cohen reached out to her with the payout and that in the months following the election, media outlets also chased her for the story of her alleged affair with the now President of the United States.
Rodriguez, who is also a former porn star, quit in 2008 and told the New York Times, that she had represented others in their industry as well. Among those, was Octomom and Sydney Leathers, the famed sexting partner of Anthony Weiner.