It is said that the devil is in the details. When it comes to litigation, that aphorism is doubly true.
Issues like this sink big lawsuits every day, and this could make for a big win by Stormy Daniels.
Now the State of Texas investigating why it wasn’t properly signed when it was notarized.
That ‘hush agreement’, under which Stormy Daniels was paid $130,000 by President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, was notarized in Forney, just east of the city of Dallas.
The Texas Secretary of State confirms it was not signed by the Forney notary public.
The notarial certificate was not completed at the time notary public Erica Jackson’s seal was placed onto the document, which was not signed by the notary who stamped it in Forney.
Texas notaries are required to sign and date agreements, as well as provide a certificate verifying those who sign documents. However, notary Erica Jackson failed to do all three for the 2016 nondisclosure agreement.
Under the terns of the agreement, Trump’s lawyer paid Daniels, the President’s alleged mistress, $130,000 to keep their affair secret.
Little issues like this sink big lawsuits every day, and should the NDA be invalidated, this could make for a big win by Stormy Daniels.
“What’s on the page is not complete,” said Dallas attorney David Coale. “A proper notarization has not only the stamp but it will have some notations made by the notary like the date and the time.”
Coale opines that this is no way affects the legality of the document, especially since Daniels did sign it and was paid the money.
Not only was the document signed in Forney, but Clifford is also listed as living in the town.
This house, with four “x”s above the garage is listed as the triple-x actress’ home. “It’s interesting with everything that is coming up, that happens to be in a little town that most people don’t even know exists,” said Forney resident Ginger Hudson.
Daniels is fighting the validity of the non-disclosure agreement, arguing that, ike the notary public, Trump didn’t sign and she should be able to talk about the alleged affair, which the president denies.