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White House Acknowledges Trump Ties To Stormy Legal Battle Over Alleged Affair

His press secretary inadvertently shed light on the president's connection to a restraining order silencing a former adult film actress about their supposed sexual relationship.
Stormy Daniels at the 2018 Adult Video News Awards at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Jan. 27, in Las Vegas. Source: Ethan Miller

On Wednesday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was fielding questions on steel and aluminium tariffs and on an abnormal exodus of White House staffers.

In each instance, she praised the achievements of the White House and President Trump. And then she let slip something that had, until then, been unknown to the public: Trump had scored a legal victory over a former adult film

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