Donald Trump hush money case draws misleading Clinton comparisons

Published on 23/03/2023 at 20:56

Conservative politicians, websites and commentators claim Donald Trump's supposed payout to porn star Stormy Daniels is no different from former US president Bill Clinton's settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit in the 1990s. This is misleading; the cases differ in that Clinton paid to resolve a publicly known civil suit while Trump is alleged to have bought Daniels's silence on an unknown affair, which may form the basis for criminal charges in New York City.