economic harm, FBI, Godfather, Karen McDougal, Las Vegas, mafia, Michael Cohen, Roy Cohn, Russian mafia, Stephanie Clifford, Stormy Daniels, Taiwanchik-Trincher Organization, Thief-in-Law, threats, threats of bodily harm, Tokhtakhounov, Trincher, Trump mafia, violence, Vor
When reading this remember that Trump’s former lawyer-mentor, Roy Cohn, was a mafia lawyer. And, that a gambling ring, apparently run out of Trump Tower was under the protection of a Russian Mafia Godfather who “resolve[d] disputes with clients of the high-stakes illegal gambling operation with implicit and sometimes explicit threats of violence and economic harm….” (U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of New York, April 30, 2014) Read more about this at blog post bottom, after VOA article.
“A guy walked up on me and said to me, Leave Trump alone. Forget the story,’ Daniels told journalist Anderson Cooper. ‘And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, ‘That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.’ And then he was gone.’ The incident, in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011,….” (VOA)
Two minutes of excerpts from the interview about the threats found here: http://youtu.be/BC8X8BE-F78 The full interview can be found, but we won’t link because it might be removed, if it hasn’t been. The original includes an interview with her lawyer and other experts. In particular, the hush money by Trump’s attorney (Michael Cohen), just before the election, apparently constitutes an illegal campaign donation.
“Porn Star Says She Was Threatened to Stay Silent on Trump Affair
Last Updated: March 26, 2018 1:08 AM, VOA News
Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump before he was elected president, told the CBS news show 60 Minutes that she was threatened when she tried to tell her story and accepted hush money through a Trump attorney because she was scared for her family.
Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, said in the highly anticipated interview Sunday that she was on her way to a fitness class with her infant daughter when she was approached by a stranger. ”A guy walked up on me and said to me, Leave Trump alone. Forget the story,’ ” Daniels told journalist Anderson Cooper. “And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, ‘That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.’ And then he was gone.” The incident, in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011, occurred shortly after she first tried to sell her story to a tabloid magazine.
She said the incident made her fearful for years and that she thought she was doing the right thing when she accepted $130,000 from Trump attorney Michael Cohen to stay quiet. After The Wall Street Journal reported on the payment, Daniels told Cooper that she lied when she signed a statement denying the affair. When asked why, Daniels said she was bullied into it. “They made it sound like I had no choice,” she said. While there was not any threat of physical violence at the time, she said, she was worried about other repercussions. “The exact sentence used was, ‘They can make your life hell in many different ways.'” She said she didn’t know who could make her life hell, but that she believed “it to be Michael Cohen.” Cohen has denied threatening Daniels, and refused a request to appear on 60 Minutes.
Late Sunday, a lawyer representing Cohen issued a letter demanding a retraction and an apology by Daniels, saying Cohen “had absolutely nothing whatsoever” to do with someone threatening her and that he “does not even believe that any such person exists.
“ Daniels’ appearance represents back-to-back trouble for Trump after an interview broadcast last week on CNN with former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who described a 10-month long affair with Trump starting in 2006. McDougal has sued to break free of a confidentiality agreement that was struck in the months before the 2016 election, for which she was paid $150,000.
Daniels sued the president on March 6, stating Trump never signed an agreement for her to keep quiet about their relationship.
Both women say their relationships with Trump began in 2006 and ended in 2007 and that they were paid for their silence in the months before the 2016 presidential election. Representatives of Trump have dismissed the allegations of McDougal and Daniels, saying that the affairs never happened and that Trump had no knowledge of any payments.
Ahead of the interview, the president and first lady have opted to be in different states. Trump returned to Washington from Palm Beach on Sunday, while Melania will remain in Florida on a pre-scheduled spring break, her communicators director said.” https://www.voanews.com/a/porn-star-says-she-was-threatened-to-stay-silent-on-trump-affair/4316046.html (Emphasis our own.)
Vadim Trincher was a Trump Tower tenant (apartment owner). According to Assistant US Attorney Harris Fischman, as reported in the Moscow Times, Vadim Trincher “directed much of the international racketeering enterprise from his $5 million apartment in Trump Tower…. Trincher’s apartment is located directly below one owned by Donald Trump, authorities said.” (Moscow Times, April 17 2013). The New York Times spoke of all-night games with stakes as high as $ 2 million: “At one game, in an apartment in a glass condominium tower on Fifth Avenue, … its organizers suspected that a new player did not belong,… The new player was an undercover F.B.I. agent.” (NYT, May 18, 2013) This has to be Trump Tower 5th Ave. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “The sentences meted out to Anatoly Golubchik and Vadim Trincher are just and appropriate penalties for the roles the defendants played in this far-reaching, Russian-American organized crime ring.… The Taiwanchik-Trincher Organization operated under the protection of Alimzhan Tokhtakhounov, who is known as a “Vor,” a term translated as “Thief-in-Law,” that refers to a member of a select group of high-level criminals from the former Soviet Union. Tokhtakhounov used his status as a Vor to resolve disputes with clients of the high-stakes illegal gambling operation with implicit and sometimes explicit threats of violence and economic harm…” (US DOJ-USAO, Southern District of New York, April 30, 2014) Read more details here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/trump-tower-tenant-living-below-trump-sent-to-jail-for-racketeering-conspiracy-with-russian-american-organized-crime/
Recall Trump saying “he could stand on New York’s Fifth Avenue “and shoot somebody” and still not lose voters.” See: “Donald Trump: ‘I could shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters” https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jan/24/donald-trump-says-he-could-shoot-somebody-and-still-not-lose-voters