Stormy Daniels Meets with Prosecutors in Trump Probe


Anchor: NBC News correspondent Vaughn Hillyard is with us from West Palm Beach, close to Mar-a-Lago. So, Vaughn, we got a bit of news. One is that Michael Cohen and his lawyer, Lanny Davis, will be making a statement about all this once he’s done testifying. And number two, Stormy Daniels met with prosecutors. Tell us what happened.

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Vaughn: Right. Michael Cohen was and is the key witness in all of this here. And he is currently behind closed doors with that grand jury for day two of testimony. And the anticipation was that Michael Cohen was likely the final witness to go before the grand jury before District Attorney Alvin Bragg or to try to present his case to the grand jury that they should vote to issue an indictment of the former president. But just here in the last few minutes, well, there may be another potential witness who Alvin Bragg chooses to bring before that grand jury, and that would be Stormy Daniels herself. We have here in just the last couple minutes, statements on Twitter from not only Stormy Daniels, but as well as her attorney. You can see in the attorney’s statement, the attorney says, “At the request of the Manhattan DA’s office, Stormy Daniels and I met with prosecutors today.”

Stormy Daniels responded to questions and has agreed to make herself available as a witness, or for further inquiry if needed. #teamstormy. And Stormy Daniels herself tweeting, “Thank you to my amazing attorney for helping me in our continuing fight for truth and justice.” Of course, Michael Cohen, he met with prosecutors in 20 different instances before he went in front of the grand jury here this week, because remember, with the empanelment of this grand jury, essentially the district attorney, this is his opportunity to bring forward evidence and testimony before these jurors to make his, essentially what is a one-sided case. Now, Donald Trump does have until tomorrow to go before this grand jury and make his own case, but so far his attorneys have suggested that he’s not going to do that. And so this is his opportunity. And if this latest meeting here with Stormy Daniels and her attorney here today would suggest, and that would be that they intent to bring her before the grand jury as well before putting it up for the jurors to decide whether to indict or not.

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