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Women in the Whitehouse might have had enough philandering by their husbands sort of  “Like Father, Like Son”.

A)  Donald Trump’s marriage is facing a fresh crisis as a porn star sues him over their alleged sexual affair.  Stormy Daniels has issued court proceedings against the US ­President, saying their non-disclosure agreement is null and void because he did not sign it.  The allegations have left the 71-year-old sleeping alone in the White House as ex-model Melania, 47, is said to be contemplating leaving him after 13 years of marriage.  Melania is not happy...understatement...

B)  Donald Trump Jr.s wife has had enough, I don’t blame her...


Vanessa Haydon Trump, the wife of President Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., filed for divorce on Thursday afternoon in a Manhattan court.  Ms. Trump, 40, is seeking an uncontested divorce to end her 12-year marriage with the president’s son. Mr. Trump, 40, the eldest of five children from President Trump’s three marriages, met his wife, a former model, when his father introduced them at a 2003 fashion show. They married in 2005 at Mar-a-Lago, the family’s club in Palm Beach, Fla. They have five children.

“After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways,” the couple said in a joint statement. “We will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families. We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority. We ask for your privacy during this time.”

The couple live in Midtown Manhattan during the week, and the family often spends weekends in the Catskills.

Mr. Trump and his brother Eric, 34, took over the management of the Trump Organization after their father was elected president. While his sister Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, moved to Washington and took senior jobs in the White House, Donald Trump Jr. chose to stay in New York after the election.

He has stayed in close contact with his father, often defending the Trump administration on Twitter and in interviews on Fox News, and he recently campaigned in Pennsylvania for the Republican candidate in a special election.  It’s a blood thing, corruption flows like red cells.

How are a consulting firm and President Donald Trump able to singlehandedly take a lawsuit by adult film star Stormy Daniels out of her chosen forum in California state court?

The answer begins with the Constitution, which extends the federal judicial power to cases between "Citizens of different States." The Framers included “diversity jurisdiction” in the Constitution at least in part to protect out-of-state plaintiffs from the possible bias of local state courts.

The modern diversity statute gives federal courts power to hear civil cases where (1) the dollar amount in controversy exceeds $75,000, and (2) the parties are citizens of different states. The federal removal statute allows defendants to unilaterally drag a case from state court up to federal court, so long as the federal court could hear the case — which it can, if there’s diversity jurisdiction.

Stephanie Gregory Clifford (born March 17, 1979), professionally known as Stormy Daniels, Stormy Waters, or simply Stormy, is an award winning American pornographic actress, political figure, stripper, screenwriter,  and director. She is a member of the NightMoves, AVN and XRCO Halls of Fame.  In 2009,  a recruitment effort led her to consider challenging incumbent David Vitter for the 2010 Senate election in her native Louisiana.

In 2018, Daniels became involved in a legal dispute with President of the United States Donald Trump and his attorney Michael Cohen; in which Trump and his surrogates have been accused of paying $130,000 in hush money after an alleged sexual encounter. Spokespeople for Trump have denied that he ever had an affair with Daniels.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, speaking on behalf of Trump, has stated that he was never aware of any payments to Daniels and that, "he's denied all of these allegations".  Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, stated during television interviews on March 16, 2018, that Daniels had been threatened with physical harm to remain silent about her alleged affair with Trump.


NAME: Jessica Leeds  -Early 1980s  

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: Alleges that she sat next to Trump on a flight

ALLEGATION: Leeds told the New York Times that after she was moved into a first-class seat next to his, Trump lifted the armrest, touched her breasts, and "started putting his hand up her skirt." "He was like an octopus," she said. "It was like he had six arms. He was all over the place."

NAME: Ivana Trump  1989  

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: Wife from 1977 to 1992

ALLEGATION: "After a painful scalp reduction surgery to remove a bald spot, Donald Trump confronted his then-wife, who had previously used the same plastic surgeon.  " 'Your f[******] doctor has ruined me!' Trump cried.

"What followed was a 'violent assault,' according to Lost Tycoon. Donald held back Ivana's arms and began to pull out fistfuls of hair from her scalp, as if to mirror the pain he felt from his own operation. He tore off her clothes and unzipped his pants.

" Then he jams his penis inside her for the first time in more than sixteen months. Ivana is terrified... It is a violent assault,' Hurt writes. 'According to versions she repeats to some of her closest confidantes, 'he raped me.'

"Following the incident, Ivana ran upstairs, hid behind a locked door, and remained there 'crying for the rest of night.' When she returned to the master bedroom in the morning, he was there.

After the divorce she dropped the charges, with the amount  money she got I don't blame her.

NAME: Kristin Anderson Early 1990s  

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: Anderson and Trump were at a nightclub in Manhattan on the same night.  

ALLEGATION: Anderson says Trump sat next to her on a couch, put his hand up her skirt, and "touched her vagina through her underwear," in the words of the Washington Post's Karen Tumulty, to whom Anderson told her story. She said she pushed his hand away immediately, and that the incident was brief: "less than 30 seconds," as Tumulty wrote. The people at the club with her knew of the incident, and Anderson also said she told friends a few days later.

NAME: Jill Harth 1992

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: Business partner

ALLEGATION: The New York Times first published a legal complaint detailing Harth's account in May, but Harth elaborated in an interview with the Times' Nicholas Kristof in October. She said that at dinner one night, Trump put his hands up her skirt, touching her crotch. "He was relentless ... I didn't know how to handle it. I would go away from him and say I have to go to the restroom. It was the escape route," she told Kristof. "He name-dropped continuously," she added in a later lawsuit, "when he wasn't groping me."

"I'm a makeup artist. The guy is a mess, OK? He really needed my services, and I'm a makeup artist that needs a job. Why would, if I was on friendly terms, why wouldn't I try to get that job?"

NAME: Temple Taggart  1997  

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: Former Miss Utah, 21 in 1997, the first year Trump owned Miss USA.

ALLEGATION: "He kissed me directly on the lips. I thought: 'Oh, my gosh. Gross.' He was married to Marla Maples at the time. I think there were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth. I was like, Wow, that's inappropriate."

"At the gala celebration after the show, she said, Mr. Trump immediately zeroed in on her, telling her how much he liked her style and inviting her to visit him in New York to talk about her future. Soon enough, she said, he delivered another unwelcome kiss on her lips, this time in Trump Tower."

NAME: Karena Virginia  1998

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: Virginia says she was standing outside the U.S. Open when Trump approached her.

ALLEGATION: According to Yahoo! News, the then-27-year-old Virginia was waiting for a ride outside the U.S. Open in 1998. Here is her account of what happened:

"He then walked up to me and reached his right arm and grabbed my right arm. Then his hand touched the right inside of my breast. I was in shock. I flinched. 'Don't you know who I am. Don't you know who I am,' That's what he said to me. I felt intimidated and I felt powerless.

"Then my car pulled up and I got in. ... "

NAME: Mindy McGillivray  2003

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: McGillivray attended a party at Mar-a-Lago in January 2003.

ALLEGATION: McGillivray said Trump touched her buttocks, telling the Palm Beach Post:  "All of a sudden I felt a grab, a little nudge. I think it's [my friend Ken Davidoff's] camera bag, that was my first instinct. I turn around and there's Donald. He sort of looked away quickly."

"This was a pretty good nudge. More of a grab. It was pretty close to the center of my butt. I was startled. I jumped."

Davidoff corroborated the story to the Post, saying that immediately after the incident, she told him, "Donald just grabbed my ass!"

NAME: Rachel Crooks  2005  

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: Was a receptionist at a firm in Trump Tower.

ALLEGATION: She says that immediately after she introduced herself to Trump, he kissed her cheeks, then moved to her mouth. "It was so inappropriate," she told the New York Times. "I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that."

NAME: Natasha Stoynoff  December 2005

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: Was a People magazine writer in 2005.

ALLEGATION: Stoynoff writes in a piece posted Wednesday night about a 2005 trip she took to Mar-a-Lago to interview Trump and his wife, Melania. During a break, Trump offered to show her around, saying there was one room in particular he wanted her to see. Stoynoff's account describes what happened next as an "attack":

"We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us. I turned around, and within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat. ... I was stunned. And I was grateful when Trump's longtime butler burst into the room a minute later, as I tried to unpin myself."

Later, she writes, Trump said to her, "You know we're going to have an affair, don't you?"NPR has reached out to Stoynoff and People magazine. Stoynoff did not respond, but People said that she is not giving interviews right now.

NAME: Jessica Drake  2006

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: Drake met Trump at a golf tournament in Tahoe, Calif.

ALLEGATION: Drake said Trump invited her to his suite after the tournament. Because she did not feel comfortable going alone, she said she brought friends with her to his room. "When we entered the room," Drake daid, "he grabbed each of us tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission."

"He said Donald wanted me to come back upstairs to Donald's suite. I indicated I did not wish to return. Then Donald called. He asked me to return to his suite and have dinner with him. He also invited me to a party; I declined. Donald then asked me, 'What do you want? How much?' I told him that I couldn't because I had to return to LA for work. I said that as an excuse because I didn't want him to continue asking me, and I didn't want to be with him.

"After that, I received another call from either Donald, or a male calling on his behalf, offering me $10,000. I declined again and once more gave, as an excuse, that I had to return to Los Angeles for work. I was then told Mr. Trump would allow me to use his private jet only if I accepted his private invitation."

She and attorney Gloria Allred also released a photo of Drake and Trump together.

NAME: Summer Zervos  2007

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: Zervos was a contestant on The Apprentice

ALLEGATION: Speaking in a Friday news conference with her attorney, Gloria Allred, Zervos said that Trump kissed her "aggressively" and touched her breast.   She said he also led her into the bedroom. After she walked out, he embraced her. She tried to push him away, and he "began thrusting his genitals."

Trump also said Zervos had asked him for help, "asking that I visit her restaurant in California" in April 2016.

NAME: Cassandra Searles 2013

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: Was Miss Washington 2013 in the Miss USA pageant

ALLEGATION: According to a June Yahoo News story, Searles wrote a Facebook post decrying Trump's actions as a pageant leader:

"Do y'all remember that one time we had to do our onstage introductions, but this one guy treated us like cattle and made us do it again because we didn't look him in the eyes? 

Do you also remember when he then proceeded to have us lined up so he could get a closer look at his property? Oh I forgot to mention that guy will be in the running to become the next President of the United States. I love the idea of having a misogynist as the President.

In the comments section, other contestants agreed with Searles, saying they remembered the experience, Yahoo reported.

Searles also wrote in the comments section, "He probably doesn't want me telling the story about that time he continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room," according to Yahoo.

NAME: Unnamed woman, friend of CNN anchor Erin Burnett  2010


ALLEGATION: The woman told CNN that she met Trump in a Trump Tower boardroom in 2010. Here is what she told the cable news network:

"Trump took Tic Tacs, suggested I take them also. He then leaned in, catching me off guard, and kissed me almost on lips. I was really freaked out. ... After the meeting

Trump asked me to come into his office alone. Was really unsure what to do. ... Figured I could handle myself. Anyway, once in his office he kept telling me how special I am and gave me his cell, asked me to call him. I ran the hell out of there."

Burnett has referenced this incident multiple times on the air — last week, as well as in a Wednesday night interview. NPR has reached out to CNN, which responded that Burnett "doesn't have anything else to add," and nor does her friend.

NAME: Mariah Billado  1997

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: Was Miss Vermont Teen USA in 1997

ALLEGATION: Billado alleged that Trump entered the dressing room while contestants were changing. Billado told BuzzFeed:

"I remember putting on my dress really quick, because I was like, 'Oh my god, there's a man in here.' Trump, she recalled, said something like, 'Don't worry, ladies, I've seen it all before.' "

Billado also recalled telling Ivanka Trump about the incident, telling Buzzfeed that Ivanka responded, "Yeah, he does that."

Four other contestants reached by BuzzFeed said they remembered it, but 11 said they don't remember seeing him in the dressing room.

'Well, I'll tell you the funniest is that before a show, I'll go backstage and everyone's getting dressed, and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and I'm allowed to go in because I'm the owner of the pageant and therefore I'm inspecting it,' Trump said. 'You know, I'm inspecting because I want to make sure that everything is good.'

 'You know, the dresses. 'Is everyone okay?' You know, they're standing there with no clothes. 'Is everybody okay?' And you see these incredible looking women, and so, I sort of get away with things like that. But no, I've been very good,' he added."

NAME: Bridget Sullivan 2000

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: Was Miss New Hampshire 2000

ALLEGATION: Sullivan told BuzzFeed Trump walked into the dressing room before the pageant:

"While preparing for the national broadcast in 2000, Trump came backstage to wish the contestants good luck, even though many of the women weren't dressed. 'The time that he walked through the dressing rooms was really shocking. We were all naked,' Sullivan said."

However, four other contestants told BuzzFeed they didn't remember this. In addition, several other contestants and one former Miss Universe employee told BuzzFeed of generally positive or neutral experiences with Trump in the same story.

NAME: Tasha Dixon 2001

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: Dixon was Miss Arizona 2001

ALLEGATION: "He just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless, other girls were naked," Dixon told a CBS affiliate in Los Angeles.

"To have the owner come waltzing in when we're naked or half naked in a very physically vulnerable position, and then to have the pressure of the people that work for him telling us to go fawn all over him, go walk up to him, talk to him..." she added.

NAME: Unnamed woman  2001

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: Miss USA contestant in 2001

ALLEGATION: The former contestant declined to be named but told The Guardian that Trump entered the dressing room she shared with another contestant when they were not dressed:

" 'Mr Trump just barged right in, didn't say anything, stood there and stared at us,' she recalled. Trump's attitude, she said, seemed to be: 'I can do this because I can.'  " 'He didn't walk in and say, 'Oh, I'm so sorry, I was looking for someone,' she continued. 'He walked in, he stood and he stared. He was doing it because he knew that he could.' "

Another contestant confirmed to The Guardian that the accuser told her about the incident after it happened.

NAME: Unnamed girl  1992

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: The girl was visiting Trump Tower

WHAT HAPPENED: Wednesday night, CBS released video from a 1992 piece shot inside Trump Tower for Entertainment Tonight. The circumstances of the conversation are not clear, but in the video, Trump has a brief exchange with what sounds like a young girl, then comments to a companion:

Trump: You going up the escalator?

Girl: Yeah.

Trump: I'm going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?

NAME: Two unnamed 14-year-old girls  1992

CONNECTION TO TRUMP: The girls were singing in a youth choir outside the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan.

WHAT HAPPENED: The incident is from a brief Chicago Tribune wire story at the time (dug up this week by the Los Angeles Times). Here is the wire story in its entirety:

"Donald Trump turned up Monday for a carol sing by a youth choir outside Manhattan's Plaza Hotel. He asked two of the girls how old they were. After they responded they were 14, Trump said, 'Wow! Just think — in a couple of years I'll be dating you.' "