Even though President Donald Trump has yet to speak out — or tweet — about his cheating scandal with porn star Stormy Daniels, he's definitely keeping up with all of the news surrounding it by reading all of the reports that have been published. It seemed like his interest was piqued after Stormy filed a lawsuit against him, asking a judge to throw out a non-disclosure agreement she signed back in November 2016 — and it seems like he's following all of the media reports on taxpayers' dime.
On March 7, the Executive Office of the President authorized a payment of $27,075 to a company called TVEyes — which uses keywords to monitor stories in print and on TV and radio, according to Federal Procurement documents obtained by TMZ. The reason for using the service was listed as: "SUPPORT – MANAGEMENT: PUBLIC RELATIONS."
Although the documents do not reveal which stories or keywords were being tracked, the timing of the payment could hint that it may have something to do with headlines surrounding Stormy's lawsuit against Trump because she filed the suit on March 6 — one day before the payment was authorized. While this isn't the first time Trump's office has paid TVEyes for their services, the $27,075 payment was the most money they've ever spent.
After In Touch previously published an explosive 5,000-word interview with Stormy that was conducted in 2011, where she detailed her 2006 affair with Trump — which took place shortly after his wife Melania Trump gave birth to their son Barron — she denied that the affair ever took place because she believed she was legally bound to an NDA that she signed right before Trump was elected president in 2016, in which she was paid $130,000 in "hush" money to never speak about their affair. But since Trump never signed the NDA, she wants the NDA to be thrown out and during an interview with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes, she explained why she denied the affair in the first place.
"Because they made it sound like I had no choice," Stormy said. "As a matter of fact, the exact sentence used was, 'They can make your life hell in many different ways.' I'm not exactly sure who they were. I believe it to be [Trump's lawyer] Michael Cohen."