House Oversight Chair Demands Docs Behind Stormy Story Allegedly Spiked by Fox News


Ask and ye shall receive…a subpoena?

Days after suggesting that a subpoena would free her client, Diana Falzone, from a non-disclosure agreement with Fox News, lawyer Nancy Erika Smith may be on the way to getting her wish. MSNBC reported Thursday that House Oversight chair Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) has requested documents from Falzone.

“Chairman Cummings [is] requesting ‘all documents related to women alleging extramarital affairs with President [Donald] Trump, payments by the president or anyone on behalf of him to silence those people,’ and in a sign that this relates to probing potential crimes, we know that this new request from chairman Cummings requests any documents regarding potential campaign finance violations,” MSNBC host Ari Melber reported.

Melber noted that Cummings’s letter can “pave the way” for a subpoena. But lawyer Smith says that the letter alone is enough to free Falzone from her non-disclosure agreement with Fox News.

“This is an exception to the NDA,” Smith told Melber on MSNBC Thursday. “Nobody can enter an NDA that will interfere with a government investigation.”

Smith strongly hinted that her client plans to confirm the reporting of the New Yorker‘s Jane Mayer — who wrote that Falzone was told her 2016 story on the alleged affair between Trump and Stormy Daniels was spiked because Rupert Murdoch wanted Trump to win the presidential election.

“We expect that perhaps the sources of Jane Mayer’s article in the New Yorker were very good sources, although they weren’t my client,” Smith said. “We expect that those sources will be vindicated with my client’s testimony.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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