The Real Reason Why Stormy Daniels Will Never Win a Lawsuit Against Donald Trump

Donald Trump is now on his third wife, and only time will tell whether or not she’ll stick around much longer. The moment Stormy Daniels filed a lawsuit against him, both sides began to question what really happened between the two of them more than a decade ago.

The problem is, legally, neither of them can talk about it publicly. At least, not unless Daniels wins her case. There are a few solid reasons she probably won’t — and one that could mean she will.

Stormy Daniels insists the affair happened, even though Trump denies it

Stormy Daniels and Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes | CBS

Their affair allegedly lasted from July 2006 to late 2007. In 2016, Daniels agreed to hand over any documented evidence that might have proven they engaged in such a relationship. However, her public lawsuit all but admits outright that it did happen, at least from her point of view.

Next: This surprise move further complicated things.

His lawyer put out a restraining order against her

Trump’s lawyer has been trying to silence her for months. | Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Filed in late February, the temporary order further prevented Daniels from publicly disclosing any information about her relationship with Trump, which she previously agreed not to discuss. This happened before Daniels and her lawyer filed their lawsuit.

Next: She only wants one thing — and it isn’t more money.

She doesn’t want money — but she does want to go public

Stormy Daniels on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Stormy Daniels on Jimmy Kimmel Live! | ABC

She reportedly doesn’t want any money from Trump or those associated with him. Instead, all she wants is to be able to talk about their alleged affair without any legal consequences. In 2016, she signed a contract and accepted $130,000 from Trump’s lawyer with the understanding she would not do this.

Next: There’s just one problem — and it might be Trump’s fault.

Donald Trump never actually signed the contract

US President Donald Trump and son Barron arrive for a new year's party at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort

Trump never signed the non-disclosure agreement. | NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Trump never actually signed his part of the agreement that they would only discuss matters of the affair privately. His lawyer — rather, his lawyer’s company — signed on his behalf. Knowing this, Daniels and her lawyer made the argument that the agreement shouldn’t count.

Next: It might be too late to turn back.

Technically, she might have already breached the agreement

Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump

Stormy Daniels was invited to the launch of Trump Vodka in 2007. | Chad Buchanan/Getty Images

Stormy Daniels signed the contract. In doing so, she agreed not to talk publicly about anything discussed above. The fact that she not only accepted money from Trump’s lawyer, but also pretty much confirmed the affair when she filed the lawsuit against him, might mean she has no chance of winning her case.

Next: Trump’s lawyer might have made a mistake that could save her.

The contract might actually be illegal — or, at least, unethical

Trump's Personal Attorney Michael Cohen Meets With House Intelligence Cmte

Did Cohen really leave Trump in the dark when he paid Daniels? | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, told The New York Times regarding the $130,000 payment to Daniels, “Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction.” This could imply he paid Daniels without consulting Trump. Lawyers can’t do things like that without telling their clients about it.

Next: Trump’s lawyer might be in hot water — but what about the president himself?

Donald Trump still might be in trouble

Us President Donald Trump walks from Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House as he returns from his weekend trip to Mar-a-Lago, on February 12, 2017, in Washington, DC.

If Trump wants to go after Daniels, he’ll have to make certain uncomfortable details public. | Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images

If the lawsuit does move forward, Trump could still be required to not only discuss, but possibly hand over proof of, his alleged affair with Daniels, if any exists. Right now, whether or not the relationship existed is still under speculation. It’s unclear what might happen to the president if he were to confirm it.

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