If this report is accurate, it’s a fool’s errand. The Supreme Court allowed the Pentagon Papers to be published, but they’re going to block this?
Lawyers associated with President Donald Trump are considering legal action to stop 60 Minutes from airing an interview with Stephanie Clifford, the adult film performer and director who goes by Stormy Daniels, BuzzFeed News has learned.
“We understand from well-placed sources they are preparing to file for a legal injunction to prevent it from airing,” a person informed of the preparations told BuzzFeed News on Saturday evening.
It was not immediately clear what legal argument the lawyers would be making to support the considered litigation, and Trump and his legal team often have threatened litigation without following through on those threats in the past.
It’s become increasingly clear that the funds to shut Daniels up were actually paid (not just “facilitated”) by Cohen, who may have been expecting Trump to pay him back. There’s a potential FEC violation if there was never an intent to pay him back and the payment was not reported as a campaign contribution. I place the chances of a successful bid to block the broadcast somewhere around zero.