Stormy Daniels vs. Donald Trump

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Stormy Daniels faced tough cross-examination from defense lawyers on Tuesday.Credit…Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Donald J. Trump has denied having sex with Stormy Daniels, but on Tuesday he listened to her detailed account.Credit…Pool photo by Win Mcnamee

To the Editor:

Re “Daniels Details Sex With Trump, Which He Denies” (front page, May 8):

I found Stormy Daniels’s detailed testimony about her one-night stand with Donald Trump, which he denies ever happened, to be very credible. Her admitted hatred of Mr. Trump felt like honesty, not a motive to have made up the story.

If the jury agrees, Mr. Trump is therefore the liar. It’s not far from there to make the reasonable inference that if he is lying about the event at the heart of the case, he will lie about everything that came after.

Stephanie Doba

To the Editor:

You report that the judge during Stormy Daniels’s testimony objected to her description of the sexual positions with Donald Trump as veering in a “scurrilous direction.” It is too bad that no judge objected to the Kenneth Starr report on President Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky, which was even more scurrilous in describing the sexual encounter.

“The prose, far from a dry, factual recitation, contained rich, erotic details of the sort we expect from a book-club romance,” Daniel M. Filler, a law professor, wrote in a California Law Review article, according to The Washington Post.

The truth then and now is that a sexual affair does not need any more description than “they had sex,” but we all like the details.

Stephen T. Schreiber
Princeton, N.J.

To the Editor:

We are living in a country where democracy is on trial. Yet New York’s restrictions on cameras in the courtroom deprive the public of live video coverage of Donald Trump’s hush money trial.

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