West Hollywood to present Stormy Daniels with key to city
The mayor of West Hollywood, Calif., will join city officials on Wednesday to present adult-film star Stormy Daniels with a key to the city and a city proclamation, according to a media advisory.
In the press release, city officials recognized Daniels for her “leadership in the #RESIST movement” and noted that the city has previously passed resolutions calling for articles of impeachment to be introduced against President Trump.
The City of West Hollywood is proclaiming May 23rd as “Stormy Daniels Day” and giving @StormyDaniels a key to the city. The City says Stormy is receiving these honors because of her leadership in the “#Resist Movement” pic.twitter.com/zQLTK8vMeD
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) May 23, 2018
Daniels, the release reads, has “proven herself to be a profile in courage by speaking truth to power even under threats to her safety and extreme intimidation.”
The city will also proclaim May 23 “Stormy Daniels Day” in her honor, according to the press release.
.@StormyDaniels will receive a Key to the City of West Hollywood, California tomorrow (designated “Stormy Daniels Day”) at Chi Chi LaRue’s at 4pm. We should all thank Stormy for her courage and fortitude through this process! #Basta
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) May 22, 2018
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing Trump and his longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, alleging that the two defamed her by denying an affair that she claims she had with Trump in 2006.
Cohen’s $130,000 payment to Daniels, as part of a nondisclosure agreement, in the days leading up to the 2016 presidential election has also drawn scrutiny as to whether it constituted an in-kind donation to the Trump campaign. Trump’s legal team has denied that the payment violated campaign finance law.
Cohen is also under investigation for bank fraud and had his home and offices raided last month by FBI agents working on a referral from the office of special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Trump and Cohen have denied any wrongdoing over the payment to Daniels, which Trump’s lawyers say the president was unaware of until months after the election.
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