Attorney for Ex-Fox News Reporter Whose Stormy Daniels Story Was Spiked: ‘Maybe Congress Should Subpoena My Client’


Nancy Erika Smith, the attorney representing former Fox News reporter Diana Falzone, suggested on MSNBC today Congress could subpoena her client.

Falzone came back into the media spotlight last week after The New Yorker‘s Jane Mayer reported on how she had details of Stormy Daniels‘ affair with President Donald Trump but the story was spiked.

Former Fox News executive Ken LaCorte wrote for Mediaite Friday on why he stopped the story from running and said it was not done for political reasons:

It included: a two-word confirmation – “it’s true” – from an unnamed Daniels “spokesperson,” an anonymous quote from a friend who said she’d dropped off Daniels to meet Trump at a hotel, and quotes from The Dirty owner, who said that he had spoken to Daniels in 2011 and she had confirmed the affair.

It lacked: any mention of payments, a hush money contract or any corroborating evidence beyond the two secondhand accounts… The story wasn’t close to being publishable, and my decision to hold it was a no-brainer.

Mayer stood by her reporting and subsequently reported that Falzone wants to be released from her NDA:

Smith told Ari Melber tonight, “They deny it, but it’s really easy. This is simple. Maybe Congress should subpoena my client and all of her records, and then we will see exactly what Fox News had.”

Melber asked if Falzone has been contacted by any congressional committees. “Not yet,” Smith said, “but a subpoena will trump an NDA.”

You can watch above, via MSNBC.

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