With assistance from a courageous whistleblower, the investigative journalists at The Fayette Advocate
uncovered emails that reveal the arrest of Stormy Daniels at an Ohio strip club was pre-meditated, and Daniels was the likely victim of a hit job by the Columbus police department.
Daniels has long stated that she had an affair with Donald Trump
in 2006, only to have Trump pay her hush money to keep quiet about the affair. On July 12, Columbus Police arrested Daniels after a performance in a strip club where they claim she violated an Ohio law by "touching" club-goers who were actually undercover VICE officers. The charges were dropped 12 hours later.
The law Daniels supposedly broke didn't actually apply to her, as Columbus police department chief Kim Jacobs noted that the law that prohibits performers touching patrons only applies to dancers who perform regularly at the club, and Daniels was working as a guest performer. The Columbus police department later referred to her arrest as "a mistake."
However, the patriotic bravery of a whistleblower from within the Columbus police department revealed that the same officer who arrested Stormy Daniels, Detective Shana Keckley, had sent messages from her personal email account to her work account with pictures of Daniels with President Trump, Daniels dressed in lingerie and a map to the strip club.
Another email revealed Keckley bragging about Daniel's arrest to another officer saying, "You're welcome!!!!....Thank me in person later."
Derek Myers is the interim editor-in-chief at the Fayette Advocate who told TMZ
one involved officer would openly say "Make America Great Again," and another had a Twitter "shrine" to the POTUS.
Police had claimed that Daniels was simply caught up in their investigation of human trafficking and prostitution, but the emails released seem to prove otherwise. Keckley and the other officers didn't appear to be investigating a trafficking ring, and it's difficult not to speculate that they were targeting someone who makes President Trump look bad.
“These emails are very disturbing,” Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti told the Advocate. “We will get to the bottom of this one way or the other.” According to the Advocate, the Columbus police responded to the story on Twitter with the same response they posted to the story several weeks ago, promising to investigate the circumstances.