Friend says he heard Trump’s calls to porn star

The Columbus Dispatch - - Nation&world - By Beth Rein­hard and Rob Kuz­nia

A close friend of Stormy Daniels is cor­rob­o­rat­ing her claim of an af­fair with Don­ald Trump more than a decade ago — say­ing he lis­tened in on their phone con­ver­sa­tions — and de­fend­ing her ef­forts to get out of the $130,000 hush agree­ment she made shortly be­fore the 2016 elec­tion.

The ac­count given by Keith Mun­yan, a 56-year-old porn pho­tog­ra­pher who is among four peo­ple listed in the nondis­clo­sure agree­ment as know­ing about the al­leged re­la­tion­ship, is the lat­est devel­op­ment in what has be­come a daily pub­lic-re­la­tions skir­mish be­tween the porn star and the pres­i­dent of the United States. The agree­ment does not bar Mun­yan from speak­ing pub­licly about the mat­ter.

In a tele­phone in­ter­view late Mon­day with The Wash­ing­ton Post, Mun­yan mostly at­tested to de­tails Daniels al­ready re­vealed in a re­cently pub­lished in­ter­view she gave to In Touch mag­a­zine in 2011: that she and Trump met at a celebrity golf tour­na­ment in Lake Ta­hoe in 2006; that he of­fered to get her on “The Ap­pren­tice” re­al­ity TV show; and that he also of­fered her a con­do­minium in a pro­posed Trump Tower in Tampa.

Mun­yan said Trump would call Daniels while he was work­ing in a photo stu­dio in a house Mun­yan owned in Los An­ge­les, a house she rented be­tween 2006 and 2008. He said the first call came in 2006, af­ter Daniels had told him she met Trump in Lake Ta­hoe.

“She checked her phone and goes, ‘Look who’s call­ing,’” he said. “She thought it was so fun. She wanted to be on ‘The Ap­pren­tice.’ Wouldn’t you?”

Mun­yan said Daniels placed the phone be­tween her ear and his. He said he lis­tened in like this on Trump’s calls six or seven times over the course of the re­la­tion­ship with Daniels.

“The only thing I ever heard him do is just bab­ble like he al­ways does,” Mun­yan said.

The three other peo­ple listed in the nondis­clo­sure agree­ment as know­ing about the re­la­tion­ship — Daniels’ man­ager Gina Ro­driguez, ex­hus­band Mike Mos­ney and porn ac­tress Jes­sica Drake — have not spo­ken pub­licly about the af­fair.

Mun­yan also said Daniels had told him that she once spanked Trump at his re­quest with a copy of Forbes mag­a­zine, an anec­dote first re­ported by Mother Jones in Jan­uary.

— The As­so­ci­ated Press, Wash­ing­ton Post and wire re­ports

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