“I don’t know why we’re talking about that. I’m not going down that road,” Graham said. “I don’t think this rhetoric particularly helps. I think it was inappropriate. Whatever career choices she made, she made. Bottom line is, this is not helpful.”
On Wednesday, Giuliani took aim at Daniels saying her career as an adult film star and director undermines her “credibility” in her lawsuit against the president over their alleged affair.
“So Stormy, you want to bring a case, let me cross-examine you. Because the business you were in entitles you to no degree of giving your credibility any weight,” Giuliani told an audience in Tel Aviv, adding later, “I’m sorry I don’t respect a porn star the way I respect a career woman or a woman of substance or a woman who … isn’t going to sell her body for sexual exploitation.”
Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, has said she had sex with Trump once in 2006 and was later threatened to keep quiet about it. Trump’s then-attorney, Michael Cohen, had Daniels sign a non-disclosure agreement about the alleged affair days before the 2016 election. Trump has denied the affair occurred.
“I just think of all the things we should be talking about, this would be on the bottom of my list. And opining about things like this probably inflames the other side. If I were a lawyer I would be trying to settle problems, not create more of them,” Graham said.
Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana was seemingly perplexed that Daniels’ career choice was making headlines.
“We’re down to debating the merits of being a porn star…?” Kennedy deadpanned.
Steve Granitz/WireImage via Getty Images, FILEStormy Daniels attends an event in West Hollywood, Calif., May 23, 2018.
“OK. That’s not why I was sent to Washington, D.C. I don’t have any comment on that. Frankly, I haven’t even thought about that. I don’t want to think about that. I want to think about the defense authorization act and trying to get sufficient money to our military to keep our enemies from killing us,” he said.
In terms of what sort of legal strategy Giuliani must be utilizing – Kennedy couldn’t say.
“I don’t know what the legal strategy is, it’s not any of my business. But it’s all a product of people having too much time on their hands,” Kennedy said.
Kennedy tied the whole debacle to none other than special counsel Robert Mueller.
“This is why Mr. Mueller needs to go as fast as he can and wrap this up,” Kennedy said. “I’m not going to comment on what Mr. Giuliani said and that’s between him and his client. And the president and his lawyer. But this is all an all offshoot the investigation.”
“And Mr. Mueller, I’m not trying to interfere with his work. He shouldn’t be fired. He needs to do a good job. But he really needs to wrap it up. Because all of these sideshows have nothing to do with the facts,” Kennedy went on.
“It’s all rumor and speculation and innuendo and spin and maneuvering for position. Mr. Mueller is the only one who can stop it. And he can stop it by finishing his investigation, letting the chips fall where they may,” Kennedy said. “If somebody did something wrong, indict him and report the facts to the American people and let’s move on.”
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