gnome wrote:I have a guess that she figures the story is worth more than Trump can collect from her. I don't know if it will turn out that way.
From a political standpoint, I'm waiting for the same people who claimed Clinton's affair made him "unfit" to weigh in, but I'm not holding my breath. ....
Wise move gnome.
She spent the hush-money (she did not have
to settle for) and now she wants more.
Plain and simple extortion....
Add that to the breach of non-disclosure, and I truly hope she looses...big time.
From what I've heard since from lawyers, the big penalties in the contract for breach of non-disclosure may not be enforceable. There is some precedent for that. (The legal term of art is "shocks the conscience
", no joke)
Shocks the conscience is a phrase used as a legal standard in the United States and Canada. An action is understood to "shock the conscience" if it is perceived as manifestly and grossly unjust, typically by a judge.
I guess that's a very subjective standard, but it means that if a judge thinks something in a contract is "unjust" he can declare it invalid.
As far as extortion, it's possible the extortion went both ways. She claims some goon threatened her when she was with her daughter. Of course, that would be hard to prove.
But with the FBI raiding Cohen, I think suddenly the lawsuit against Stormy is the least of his problems. And they may find evidence that helps her case. We just don't know, but there must have been something pretty compelling as far as probably cause to convince a judge to grant a search warrant for the president's personal lawyer. I doubt it was a mere "fishing expedition". They knew what they were after.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.