Stormy Daniels has signed with St. Martin’s Press to publish Full Disclosure, a memoir tracing her difficult childhood, acting and directing career, and most notably, past relationship with President Donald Trump. As the publisher teases, Full Disclosure will find Daniels revealing “the events that led to the nondisclosure agreement and the behind-the-scenes attempts to intimidate her.”
“I own my story and the choices I made,” she writes in the book, per St. Martin’s. “They may not be the ones you would have made, but I stand by them.”
On March 6, Daniels filed a lawsuit against Trump over a nondisclosure agreement negotiated before the election but never signed. She alleged that the president and his surrogates paid hush money in the amount of $130,000 to silence her about an affair she said she had with Trump in 2006.
The case has emerged as a central controversy in the Trump presidency: Attorney Michael Cohen’s office was subsequently raided by the FBI, and he has since pled guilty to eight counts of campaign finance violations, tax fraud, and bank fraud. Speaking to the court at the time of his plea, Cohen stated under oath that he did indeed pay Daniels “in coordination with and at the direction of a candidate for federal office,” the “candidate” being Trump.
Daniels’ memoir is only the latest in a long, long line of books purporting to damage Trump’s credibility and shed new light on his past alleged indiscretions.
Recent gossipy tell-alls include Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s Unhinged, which debuted at no. 1 on the New York Times best-seller lists, while Bob Woodward’s Fear has been generating unprecedented demand in advance of its publication on Tuesday.
Russians Are Buying US Farm Land As Trump Tariffs Kill Farmers
Foreign investors, mainly Oligarchs from Russia, acquired at least 1.6 million acres of U.S. agricultural land in 2016, the largest increase in more than a decade, according to a review by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting of the latest available federal data.
The data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show that foreign investors control—either through direct ownership or long-term leases—at least 28.3 million acres, valued at $52.2 billion. That area is about the size of the state of Ohio.
“Foreign integration into the United States agribusiness sector has been steadily increasing over the last few decades,” agricultural law experts Marisa Bocci, Kari Larson and Paulina Wu wrote in a September 2018 report published in the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law.
The state with the most foreign ownership and investment is Maine, which has 3.1 million acres that are foreign-controlled, followed closely by Texas at 3 million acres.
Estimates of foreign ownership of agriculture land may be underreported as data can be inconsistent and the latest release is more than two years old. Still, it gives a strong indication of amount of foreign ownership and lease information.
Already, six states have laws banning foreign ownership of farmland. Those states are Hawaii, Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Dakota and Oklahoma.
Trump Defends Withdrawal from Syria Because of “A lot of Sand.”
Yes, you read that right: President Trump is defending his decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, saying, “It’s not our problem,” and that “they’ve got a lot of sand over there. There’s a lot of sand they can play with.”
He said the Kurds, longtime U.S. allies, are “much safer right now,” and added, “They’re not angels.”
Trump has been facing severe bipartisan criticism for having U.S. forces stand aside as the Turks moved into northeast Syria last week to attack the Kurds, who were allies of the United States in the campaign against Islamic State.
Trump spoke at a photo opportunity before meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday. The two are also holding a joint news conference.
John Bolton Ordered Staff to Report Trump and Guiliani Because of Illegal Ukrainian “Drug Deal.”
The New York Times is reporting that, responding to the Ukraine scandal, Trump aide John Bolton warned “Giuliani’s a hand grenade who’s going to blow everyone up.”
Seems he was fired because he would have no part of President Donald Trump’s off-the-books shadow government Ukraine extortion scandal. Bolton also apparently implicated both the president’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and the president’s acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvany.
“I am not part of whatever drug deal Rudy and Mulvaney are cooking up,” Bolton told senior director for Russian and Eurasian affairs Fiona Hill to tell White House lawyers, The New York Times reports in a bombshell article late Monday night.
Bolton, who resigned from the Trump administration hours before President Trump tweeted he had fired him, instructed Hill “to notify the chief lawyer for the National Security Council that Mr. Giuliani was working with Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, on a rogue operation with legal implications,” Hill told House of Representatives investigators on Monday.
- Russians Are Buying US Farm Land As Trump Tariffs Kill Farmers
- Trump Defends Withdrawal from Syria Because of “A lot of Sand.”
- John Bolton Ordered Staff to Report Trump and Guiliani Because of Illegal Ukrainian “Drug Deal.”
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