said on Monday that she would be delighted to help a New York criminal investigation
into former President Donald Trump
“I haven’t been called to testify yet, but I’ve been very forthcoming since the beginning of this that I would love nothing more than my day in court and to give a deposition and to provide whatever evidence that they need from me,” Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, said on CNN
’s “New Day
Daniels also stated that her attorney, Clark Brewster, had communicated with New York investigators to express her willingness to cooperate, and that she had met with prosecutors about "other issues" and cases involved.
The Washington Post
reported last month that Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance
has convened a grand jury
that will decide whether to indict Trump if prosecutors present him with criminal charges. The sprawling investigation is said to be scrutinizing the former president, the Trump Organization
, and its executives.
Another investigation into Trump's business dealings in New York is being led by the state's attorney general, Letitia James
, who opened a civil investigation into the company in 2019 and announced this year that it had been expanded.
Stormy Daniels' attorney says she has been in contact with New York investigators as part of their investigation into former President Trump and his company. https://t.co/HPA0VU5VQp
pic.twitter.com/bQ0uhQ7q8Y — New Day (@NewDay) June 7, 2021
Daniels said she would tell investigators everything she knows if they asked for her testimony.
“I would tell them I was approached. I would tell them I have evidence that the money
came from an account set up by Donald Trump, or at the direction of Donald Trump, and that it was traced back to Russian funds. I would give them copies of the bank wires and all of the transcripts for that, and I think anybody should be really terrified that a normal citizen can take the falsification.
Cohen, now one of Trump's most vocal critics, was sentenced to three years in prison
for crimes including lying to Congress
and campaign finance
violations after he made the payment to deter Daniels from going public with claims she had an affair with Trump before he was president. He is serving the remainder of his sentence from home confinement due to the pandemic
and has stated that he is cooperating with authorities.