Porn star Stormy Daniels is becoming a bigger headache for Trump than Robert Mueller.
According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, documents marked “HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL PROCEEDING” for the first time tie President Trump’s flagship holding company, the Trump Organization, to the continuing effort to silence a former adult-film actress who says she had an affair with him.
Jill A. Martin, a Trump Organization lawyer, is listed as counsel in an arbitration demand for Essential Consultants LLC, a Delaware company formed by Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer and used to pay $130,000 to Stephanie Clifford (Stormy Daniels) in exchange for her silence, according to Feb. 22 arbitration documents filed in Orange County, Calif.
At issue is a high-profile battle between Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and Ms. Clifford.
Cohen has obtained a temporary restraining order against Ms. Clifford in the arbitration to stop her from talking about an alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Trump. Ms. Clifford has asked a judge to declare the nondisclosure agreement invalid.