New York Times Reporters Weigh In On Stormy Daniels And President Donald Trump | Megyn Kelly TODAY

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>>>WERE BACK, NOW, WITH TWO>>>WERE BACK, NOW, WITH TWO
REPORTERS WHO HAVE BEEN COVERING REPORTERS WHO HAVE BEEN COVERING THE DETAILS OF AN ADULT FILM
STAR WHO WAS REPORTEDLY PAID STAR WHO WAS REPORTEDLY PAID
$130,000 TO STAY SILENT ABOUT AN $130,000 TO STAY SILENT ABOUT AN ALLEGED AFFAIR OUR INTERLUDE OF ALLEGED AFFAIR OUR INTERLUDE OF SORTS WITH DONALD TRUMP. SORTS WITH DONALD TRUMP. GREAT TO SEE YOU BOTH.
SLATE WILL POST THE ARTICLE SLATE WILL POST THE ARTICLE
TODAY FROM JACOB, WHO HAS SPOKEN TODAY FROM JACOB, WHO HAS SPOKEN
TO STORMY DANIELS. TO STORMY DANIELS.
HE TOLD US THERE WERE FOUR HE TOLD US THERE WERE FOUR
INTERLUDES IN THE COURSE OF JUST INTERLUDES IN THE COURSE OF JUST UNDER A YEAR. UNDER A YEAR. YOU HEARD ALANA DESCRIBE ONE OF
THEM WITH THE UNDERWEAR AND THE THEM WITH THE UNDERWEAR AND THE
CHASING. CHASING. WHETHER THAT LED TO SOMETHING
MORE, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO REPORT MORE, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO REPORT
THAT TODAY. THAT TODAY. YOUVE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS YOUVE BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY. STORY. “THE JOURNAL” HAS BEEN FOLLOWING “THE JOURNAL” HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THIS STORY. THIS STORY. WHY SHOULD PEOPLE CARE ABOUT WHY SHOULD PEOPLE CARE ABOUT THIS? THIS? SHOULD THEY CARE? SHOULD THEY CARE?>>ILL ANSWER THAT AS A>>ILL ANSWER THAT AS A JOURNALIST. JOURNALIST. WE CARE BECAUSE PART OF OUR JOB
IS WHO DO POLITICIANS SAY THEYB IS WHO DO POLITICIANS SAY THEY
ARE WHEN THEY RUN FOR ANY ARE WHEN THEY RUN FOR ANY
OFFICE. OFFICE. IF MONEY WAS PAID TO HUSH UP AN IF MONEY WAS PAID TO HUSH UP AN AFFAIR, THATS SOMETHING WE NEED AFFAIR, THATS SOMETHING WE NEED TO KNOW AS JOURNALISTS.
THE AMERICAN PUBLIC HAS TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC HAS TO
DECIDE IF IT CARES. DECIDE IF IT CARES.
THATS UP TO THE PUBLIC. THATS UP TO THE PUBLIC.
>>”THE JOURNAL” REPORTED THE>>”THE JOURNAL” REPORTED THE
ALLEGED AFFAIR WITH KAREN, THE ALLEGED AFFAIR WITH KAREN, THE
FORMER “PLAYBOY” MODEL, PRIOR TO FORMER “PLAYBOY” MODEL, PRIOR TO
THE ELECTION. THE ELECTION.
THEY HAD DONE SOME REPORTING ON THEY HAD DONE SOME REPORTING ON
STORMY DANIELS PRIOR TO THE STORMY DANIELS PRIOR TO THE
ELECTION. ELECTION. THEY REPORTED THAT “NATIONAL
ENQUIRER” PAID OFF KAREN.NAL ENQUIRER” PAID OFF KAREN.
BUT THE STATEMENT TO STORMY BUT THE STATEMENT TO STORMY DANIELS OF $130,000 BY THE
PRESIDENTS LAWYER, MICHAEL PRESIDENTS LAWYER, MICHAEL
COHN, IS BRAND-NEW. COHN, IS BRAND-NEW.
RIGHT? RIGHT?>>THATS RIGHT.>>THATS RIGHT.>>MICHAEL COHN HAS BEEN TRUMPS>>MICHAEL COHN HAS BEEN TRUMPS CON SILIARY.
DO YOU THINK THERES A DO YOU THINK THERES A
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICHAEL COHN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MICHAEL COHN
PAYING HER THAT MONEY OR DONALD PAYING HER THAT MONEY OR DONALD
TRUMP PAYING HER THAT MONEY? TRUMP PAYING HER THAT MONEY?
>>YOU READ THE STATEMENT THAT>>YOU READ THE STATEMENT THAT
WAS SIGNED BY STORMY DANIELS WAS SIGNED BY STORMY DANIELS
WHERE SHE SAID, I WAS NEVER PAID WHERE SHE SAID, I WAS NEVER PAID
HUSH MONEY BY DONALD TRUMP. HUSH MONEY BY DONALD TRUMP.
>>YOU HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION.>>YOU HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION.
THATS A CAREFULLY WORDED THATS A CAREFULLY WORDED
STATEMENT. STATEMENT.>>THATS A CAREFULLY WORDED
STATEMENT. CAREFULLY WORDED STATEMENT. AND THE MILLION-DOLLAR QUESTION
RIGHT NOW IS THE WHITE HOUSE IS RIGHT NOW IS THE WHITE HOUSE IS
NOT DENYING THERE WAS A PAYMENT NOT DENYING THERE WAS A PAYMENT
MADE TO STORMY DANIELS. MADE TO STORMY DANIELS.
MICHAEL COHN IS NOT DENYING MICHAEL COHN IS NOT DENYING
THAT. THAT. IN THE TEXT MESSAGE EXCHANGES IN THE TEXT MESSAGE EXCHANGES THAT STORMY DANIELS HAD WITH THAT STORMY DANIELS HAD WITH JACOB WEISBERG AT SLATE, HE
ASKED HER, WAS MICHAEL COHN THE ASKED HER, WAS MICHAEL COHN THE
LAWYER WHO DID THIS SETTLEMENT? LAWYER WHO DID THIS SETTLEMENT?
AND SHE SAID, YEP. AND SHE SAID, YEP.
THE QUESTION HERE IS, WHERE DID THE QUESTION HERE IS, WHERE DID
THAT MONEY COME FROM? THAT MONEY COME FROM?
IF IT WASNT TRUMPS MONEY, IF IT WASNT TRUMPS MONEY,
WHERE DID THE MONEY COME FROM? WHERE DID THE MONEY COME FROM?
WHO PAID IT AND WHAT WAS THE WHO PAID IT AND WHAT WAS THE
EXTENT OF HIS AWARENESS OF IT? EXTENT OF HIS AWARENESS OF IT?
>>IF IT WAS MICHAEL COHNS OWN>>IF IT WAS MICHAEL COHNS OWN
MONEY, WHICH WOULD BE MONEY, WHICH WOULD BE
EXTRAORDINARY, TALK ABOUT TAKING EXTRAORDINARY, TALK ABOUT TAKING
A BULLET, RIGHT? A BULLET, RIGHT?
OR IT MAY HAVE BEEN TRUMPS OR IT MAY HAVE BEEN TRUMPS
MONEY. MONEY. WHO ELSES MONEY COULD IT HAVE
BEEN?LSES MONEY COULD IT HAVE BEEN?>>THAT REPORTING HAS TO>>THAT REPORTING HAS TO CONTINUE BECAUSE HOW MONEY GETS
SPENT IN CAMPAIGNS TO AFFECT AN SPENT IN CAMPAIGNS TO AFFECT AN
IMAGE, WE HAVE LAWS AND IMAGE, WE HAVE LAWS AND
REGULATIONS ABOUT THAT. REGULATIONS ABOUT THAT.
THATS A QUESTION THAT NEEDS TO THATS A QUESTION THAT NEEDS TO
BE ANSWERED. BE ANSWERED.
>>THE INFAMOUS DOSSIER, THE>>THE INFAMOUS DOSSIER, THE
RUSSIAN DOSSIER THAT MADE ALL RUSSIAN DOSSIER THAT MADE ALL
THAT NEWS, THEY HAD A GUY, THAT NEWS, THEY HAD A GUY,
CHRISTOPHER STEELE, HE DID CHRISTOPHER STEELE, HE DID
RESEARCH AND SO ON. RESEARCH AND SO ON.
TRUMP HAS DENIED THAT THING IS TRUMP HAS DENIED THAT THING IS
REAL AT ALL. REAL AT ALL.
THAT THING SUGGESTED THAT DONALD THAT THING SUGGESTED THAT DONALD
TRUMP ENGAGED IN UNORTHODOX TRUMP ENGAGED IN UNORTHODOX
SEXUAL BEHAVIOR FOLLOWED BY SEXUAL BEHAVIOR FOLLOWED BY
SILENCING. SILENCING. ALSO THAT HE PARTICIPATED IN SEX ALSO THAT HE PARTICIPATED IN SEX PARTIES, ALL OF WHAT HE DENIED. PARTIES, ALL OF WHAT HE DENIED. WHAT WE HEARD FROM ALANA WOULD
TEND TO UNDERMINE THAT HE DIDNT TEND TO UNDERMINE THAT HE DIDNT
ATTEND A SEX PARTY OR HE ATTEND A SEX PARTY OR HE
WOULDNT ATTEND A PARTY ALONG WOULDNT ATTEND A PARTY ALONG
THOSE LINES. THOSE LINES.
BUT THERES A QUESTION HOW BIG BUT THERES A QUESTION HOW BIG
THIS IS. THIS IS. DO WE HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE
THIS IS IT?REASON TO BELIEVE THIS IS IT?>>THATS A GREAT QUESTION.>>THATS A GREAT QUESTION. I DONT THINK YOU CAN MAKE A I DONT THINK YOU CAN MAKE A LEAP FROM ONE ENCOUNTER TO
CONFIRMING SOMETHING IN AO CONFIRMING SOMETHING IN A
DOSSIER, WHERE MANY OF THE DOSSIER, WHERE MANY OF THE
THINGS IN THAT DOSSIER HAVE NOT THINGS IN THAT DOSSIER HAVE NOT
BEEN PROVEN YET, A YEAR LATER BEEN PROVEN YET, A YEAR LATER
AFTER IT WAS RELEASED. AFTER IT WAS RELEASED.
I THINK THERES QUESTIONS. I THINK THERES QUESTIONS.
THERES TWO CASES WHERE WOMEN THERES TWO CASES WHERE WOMEN
HAVE REPORTEDLY RECEIVED RUSH HAVE REPORTEDLY RECEIVED RUSH
MONEY TO NOT GO PUBLIC WITH MONEY TO NOT GO PUBLIC WITH
THEIR CLAIMS OF A SEXUAL THEIR CLAIMS OF A SEXUAL
ENCOUNTER OR RELATIONSHIP WITH ENCOUNTER OR RELATIONSHIP WITH
DONALD TRUMP. DONALD TRUMP. AND I THINK THAT IT REALLY DOES
RAISE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT RAISE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT
WHETHER THIS WAS PART OF A WHETHER THIS WAS PART OF A
LARGERLARGE LARGERLARGE
ER PATTERN IN WHICH DONALD TRUMP ER PATTERN IN WHICH DONALD TRUMP
OR HIS AFFILIATES PAID MONEY. OR HIS AFFILIATES PAID MONEY.
>>OR THE BACKERS LIKE “THE>>OR THE BACKERS LIKE “THE
NATIONAL ENQUIRER.” NATIONAL ENQUIRER.”
THIS WOMAN WAS PAID $150,000 FOR THIS WOMAN WAS PAID $150,000 FOR
THREE ARTICLES. THREE ARTICLES.
AND “THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER” AND “THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER”
DIDNT HAVE AN ACTUAL ALLEGED DIDNT HAVE AN ACTUAL ALLEGED
ALLEGATION ABOUT AN AFFAIR WITH ALLEGATION ABOUT AN AFFAIR WITH
DONALD TRUMP? DONALD TRUMP? DAVID PECKER IS VERY GOOD DAVID PECKER IS VERY GOOD FRIENDS WITH DONALD TRUMP. FRIENDS WITH DONALD TRUMP.>>I HAVE TO CREDIT OUR
COMPETITORS AT “THE JOURNAL,” COMPETITORS AT “THE JOURNAL,”
THEY WROTE THAT STORY BEFORE THEY WROTE THAT STORY BEFORE
ELECTION DAY IN 2016, LATE IN ELECTION DAY IN 2016, LATE IN
THE CAMPAIGN. THE CAMPAIGN. IT DIDNT GET THE ATTENTION THAT IT DIDNT GET THE ATTENTION THAT NOW ITS GETTING. NOW ITS GETTING. AMI, AMERICAN MEDIA INC., WAS
INVOLVED IN PAYING THIS MONEY. INVOLVED IN PAYING THIS MONEY.
THE STORY NEVER GETS TOLD. THE STORY NEVER GETS TOLD.
THE PATTERN IS PRETTY CLEAR. THE PATTERN IS PRETTY CLEAR.
>>FINAL THOUGHT.>>FINAL THOUGHT.
YOUVE BEEN COVERING THE ME TOO YOUVE BEEN COVERING THE ME TOO
MOVEMENT AGGRESSIVELY. MOVEMENT AGGRESSIVELY.
IT WOULDNT BE THE FIRST TIME — IT WOULDNT BE THE FIRST TIME —
THE AMERICAN PUBLIC DOES NOT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC DOES NOT
KNOW ONE WAY OR THE OTHER. KNOW ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.
IT WOULDNT BE THE FIRST TIME IT WOULDNT BE THE FIRST TIME
WEVE SEEN SOMEBODY INVOLVED IN WEVE SEEN SOMEBODY INVOLVED IN
A SITUATION LIKE THIS DENY ON A SITUATION LIKE THIS DENY ON
THE RECORD THAT ANYTHING THE RECORD THAT ANYTHING
HAPPENED, ONLY FOR US TO FIND HAPPENED, ONLY FOR US TO FIND
OUT LATER IT DID. OUT LATER IT DID.
>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT>>ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
HAPPENED IN THE RECENT MONTHS HAPPENED IN THE RECENT MONTHS
WITH THE ME TOO MOVEMENT, IS A WITH THE ME TOO MOVEMENT, IS A
LOT OF ATTENTION PAID TO — LOT OF ATTENTION PAID TO —
THERES A NEW SPOTLIGHT ON THE THERES A NEW SPOTLIGHT ON THE
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS OUT OF SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS OUT OF
COURT SETTLEMENTS IN WHICH WOMEN COURT SETTLEMENTS IN WHICH WOMEN
CAN BE PAID MONEY WHETHER ITS CAN BE PAID MONEY WHETHER ITS
SOMEBODY WHO THEY SAY HAS SOMEBODY WHO THEY SAY HAS
VIOLATED THEM IN SOME WAY. VIOLATED THEM IN SOME WAY.
IN THIS CASE, IT DOESNT SEEM IN THIS CASE, IT DOESNT SEEM
THAT SHES CLAIMING THIS WAS A THAT SHES CLAIMING THIS WAS A
NONCONSENSUAL RELATIONSHIP. NONCONSENSUAL RELATIONSHIP.
>>AT ALL.>>AT ALL.
>>THERES MUCH MORE ATTENTION>>THERES MUCH MORE ATTENTION
PAID TO THE NONDISCLOSURE PAID TO THE NONDISCLOSURE
AGREEMENTS AND SETTLEMENTS WHERE AGREEMENTS AND SETTLEMENTS WHERE
WOMEN WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES

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