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STORMY Daniels’ husband shared the couple’s possible plans if Donald Trump doesn’t get convicted in his hush money trial.

The former president is facing 34 counts of falsifying business records regarding a payment he ordered his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to give to the adult film star.

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Stormy Daniels’ husband, Barrett Blade, revealed that the couple would likely leave the country if Donald Trump isn’t convictedCredit: Getty
Former President Donald Trump is currently on trial over hush money he ordered his lawyer to pay to Daniels to hide a reported affair the two had in 2006

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Former President Donald Trump is currently on trial over hush money he ordered his lawyer to pay to Daniels to hide a reported affair the two had in 2006Credit: Getty

Daniels, 45, testified in court last week that she was paid $130,000 in 2016, shortly before the presidential election, to deny that she had an affair with Trump, 77, in 2006.

Cohen corroborated her story, saying that he paid Daniels the money out of his own pocket at Trump’s direction.

“I was doing everything that I could and more in order to protect my boss, which was something I had done for a long time,” Cohen testified.

Trump has pleaded not guilty and has consistently said that he and Daniels never had sex.

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If convicted, he could face up to four years in prison, however, Daniels’ husband, Barrett Blade, says that if Trump avoids a conviction, the couple will likely leave the country.

“I don’t think it gets better for her. I think if it’s not guilty, we got to decide what to do,” Blade, a fellow porn star, told CNN.

“Good chance we’ll probably vacate this country.”

Blade also denied any rumors that his wife benefitted from the ongoing case, sharing that Daniels had to pay her own way when she testified in the Manhattan courtroom.

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In his words, Blade called the trial a no-win scenario for Daniels, adding that no matter the outcome, his wife will still face hate from Trump’s supporters.

“I don’t see it as a win situation either way,” he told the outlet.

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“I know that we would like to get on with our lives. I know that she wants to move past this. We just want to do what I guess you’d say normal people get to do in some aspects but I don’t know if that ever will be, you know, and it breaks my heart.”

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Prosecutors argued that Trump broke the law by allegedly falsifying business records to reimburse Cohen and conceal the payment made to Daniels.

On the witness stand, Daniels said she met Trump at a celebrity golf tournament before going into more risqué details of her brief affair with the billionaire.

She testified that she spanked Trump with a rolled-up magazine that had his face on the cover and the two had unprotected sex.

“I had my clothes and my shoes off,” Daniels told the jury. “I removed my bra. We were in the missionary position.”

During cross-examination, Daniels was grilled by Trump’s attorney Susan Necheles, who tried to poke holes in the actress’ story.

“You wanted money from President Trump, right?” Necheles asked.

“No,” Daniels responded.

“I never asked for money from President Trump. I never asked for money from anyone in particular. I asked for money to tell my story.”

Daniels testified that when Cohen reached out to her attorney in 2016 about a nondisclosure agreement, she thought it was a “perfect solution,” giving her a paper trail without having to come forward publicly.

Necheles also questioned Daniels about a statement she signed in 2018 denying that she and Trump had an affair after The Wall Street Journal reported about the NDA.

Donald Trump’s legal battles

Donald Trump is the first former president to be charged with state or federal crimes. He has been indicted four times and faces a slew of charges. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is juggling dates in court with rallies on the campaign trail. The U.S. Sun breaks down the former president’s current legal battles.

New York Business Records

  • Trump stands accused of falsifying business records allegedly connected to $130,000 of hush money payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels. 
  • The payment, which was executed by Trump’s ex-attorney Michael Cohen, ensured an embarrassing story wasn’t published in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.
  • Trump could face up to four years in prison if convicted.
  • Trump can only be pardoned by the governor of New York if he is convicted.
  • The trial began on April 15 and is expected to last through May.

Federal Classified Documents

  • Trump is accused of mishandling classified documents after he left office and storing them at his Mar-a-Lago estate.
  • He has also been accused of obstructing federal agents as they tried to reclaim the documents.
  • Trump is further alleged to have shown the trove of files to people who were not supposed to see them.
  • Trump faces a slew of charges, including allegations he violated the Espionage Act.
  • Trump is also accused of engaging in a conspiracy to obstruct justice.
  • He could face 100 years in prison if convicted.
  • The case is not expected to go to trial before the November election.
  • If Trump wins, he could either pardon himself or order the Department of Justice to drop the charges because the case was brought at the federal level.

Federal Election Subversion

  • In August 2023, the Department of Justice indicted Trump over the events linked to the January 6 insurrection and organizing false slates of electors.
  • Trump has been charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, conspiracy against rights, and obstruction of an attempt to obstruct an official proceeding.
  • If convicted, Trump could get a maximum sentence of 55 years in prison.
  • A trial date has not yet been decided, but the case is unlikely to go to trial before the November election.
  • The Supreme Court is considering arguments surrounding whether Trump is immune from prosecution for some or all actions while in the White House.

Georgia Election Interference:

  • Trump and 18 others have been accused of attempting to alter the outcome of the 2020 election in Georgia by pressuring local officials and election workers.
  • The district attorney of Fulton County, Georgia, which includes Atlanta, indicted Trump on racketeering charges in August 2023.
  • He turned himself into a Georgia jail and had his mugshot taken.
  • A trial is not expected to take place before the November election.
  • Trump cannot pardon himself if he’s convicted because the charges were brought at the state level.
  • In Georgia, only a board that is appointed by the governor can approve pardons.

Daniels testified that her lawyer had given her the statement and told her to sign it, however, she decided that she wanted to tell her story a year later after Cohen had spoken about her publicly.

On her second day of testimony, Daniels appeared to be on the verge of tears when she was questioned on several social media posts that targeted her and her profession.

Some of the offending tweets referred to Daniels as an “aging harlot” and a “disgusting degenerate prostitute.”

“When somebody attacks me I’m going to defend myself,” said Daniels.

After her cross-examination, Daniels’ lawyer Clark Brewster told NBC News that his client was “shaken” by the questioning and was “relieved” when it was over.

“She was cross-examined over communications over years, and having your memory challenged like that and having to respond to questions immediately with recall is not easy, and it was quite an accomplishment,” said Brewster.

“She did a remarkable job of getting her testimony across.”

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During Daniels’ testimony, Trump cursed under his breath, muttering “bulls**t” when Daniels told the jury that the former president and his wife, Melania, don’t “sleep in the same room.”

Trump was reprimanded by Judge Juan Merchan for the outburst.

Daniels testified that the two had sex in 2006 despite Trump being married to wife Melania

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Daniels testified that the two had sex in 2006 despite Trump being married to wife MelaniaCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Blade called the outcome of the trial a no-win situation for his wife

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Blade called the outcome of the trial a no-win situation for his wifeCredit: Instagram/thestormydaniels

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