A congressional committee has actually asked for files and an interview with previous Fox News reporter Diana Falzone about hush-money payments by Donald Trump to pornography star Stormy Daniels — and any other females.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), chair of the House oversight committee, is seeking any info about Trump’s “debts and payments to silence ladies alleging extramarital affairs with him prior to the 2016 governmental election.”
Cummings’ letter also requests info about any “action taken against” Falzone in “connection with tries to report on such stories.”
The request was made in the wake of a New Yorker post revealing that Fox killed a story during the presidential campaign composed by Falzone revealing the payments to Daniels. The article was scratched due to the fact that Twenty-First Century Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch desired Trump to win the election, according to the New Yorker.
Falzone later on left Fox and sued the network for gender and special needs discrimination. As part of her settlement last year she signed a nondisclosure arrangement barring her from going over any events at Fox.
Cummings desires Falzone to turn over her notes by March 28. Falzone’s lawyer, Nancy Erika Smith, told MSNBC that Falzone will comply with the request. She’ll inform congressional detectives what took place with the Daniels story because she’ll no longer be bound by her nondisclosure arrangement.
“The law requires that you be enabled to participate in any government examination — and no NDA can stop that,” Smith said on MSNBC,
Smith told the Los Angels Times: This is “about blocking justice and a news company that’s ended up being an arm of a campaign. Real reporters put on’t kill stories because of political choices and definitely not 2 weeks prior to a presidential election.”