Stormy Daniels could beat her nondisclosure agreement, but her story might not trouble president Trump much.

What Does Stormy Daniels Know About Trump That We Don’t Already?

What Does Stormy Daniels Know About Trump That We Don’t Already?

A daily news and culture podcast with Mike Pesca.
March 21 2018 8:05 PM

This Storm Ain’t Brewing

Even if the courts let Stormy Daniels speak out, what could she say about Trump that we don’t already know?

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Stormy Daniels in 2007 in Las Vegas.

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In the Spiel, Stormy Daniels might win the right to talk. But can her story trouble Trump’s presidency, or would it just be tabloid fodder?

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