Megyn Kelly is back aboard the anti-Trump train.
The NBC host sparred on Thursday with an attorney for Michael Cohen, the Trump lawyer who paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 for a nondisclosure agreement related to her alleged affair with the president. Kelly doubted lawyer David Schwartz’s claim that his client will get “millions” from Daniels.
“You’re not gonna get millions and millions of dollars from Stormy Daniels–you know that,” Kelly told Cohen’s lawyer, David Schwartz.
“Michael Cohen will not rest. There is a damages clause in that contract — a contract is a contract is a contract,” the attorney shot back.
“And if you breach a contract, you get back the money that was owed,” Kelly replied. “It’s going to be $130,000.”
Schwartz then suggested a bet that Cohen would ultimately receive “millions” over the lawsuit, through which Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, is trying to get out of a nondisclosure agreement in order to speak freely about her relationship with President Trump.
Kelly accepted and the two shook hands. Cohen’s attorney asked what he will get if things go as he predicts.
“I’m gonna have you back, and we’re gonna have a heart-to-heart about the love your client feels for his boss,” Kelly said.
Coincidentally or not, Schwartz’s bet came hours before a judge denied Stormy Daniels request to depose Trump:
Here is an order from the Ct denying our motion as premature on procedural grounds. We will refile the motion as soon as DT, MC, and EC, LLC file their motion to compel arbitration seeking to hide the facts from public view. We expect this any day. https://t.co/H85pmKdISK
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) March 29, 2018
Schwartz also emphasized that the agreement into which Clifford entered has an “iron clad damages clause.” The NBC host argued that a judge will “not enforce a penalty.”
According to The Hill, documents filed by the president’s legal team earlier this month say the porn star could face $20 million in damages.
In an appearance on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday, Clifford repeated her claim that someone working for President Trump threatened to physically harm her in 2011.
On Twitter, Kelly compared herself to the porn star, quoting a passage from her book in which she claimed to have been threatened by one-time Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandoski.
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) March 26, 2018
The White House has denied Clifford’s claims, with deputy press secretary Raj Shah calling her “inconsistent.”
“The only person who has been inconsistent is the one making the claims,” Shah said.