A close friend of adult film star Stormy Daniels says he overheard President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out ‘subversion’ at VA MORE offer to buy the former actress a condominium while listening in on their phone calls in 2006.
Keith Munyan, a 56-year-old photographer, told The Washington Post for a story published Tuesday that he was in the room when Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, received a phone call from Trump in 2006.
Munyan, who is among four people listed as having knowledge about Clifford’s relationship with Trump in their nondisclosure agreement, said Clifford had already told him she met Trump at a Lake Tahoe golf tournament.
“She checked her phone and goes, ‘Look who’s calling,’” Munyan told the Post, which noted that the nondisclosure agreement doesn’t bar him from discussing the matter publicly. “She thought it was so fun. She wanted to be on ‘The Apprentice.’ Wouldn’t you?”
Munyan said Clifford held the phone up between his ear and hers so he could listen in.
“The only thing I ever heard him do is just babble like he always does,” Munyan said. “The conversation I remember the most is about the condominium. … I heard her say, ‘I don’t want that. That’s not what I want.’ ”
Trump allegedly offered to buy her a condominium in a proposed Trump Tower building in Tampa.
Munyan told the Post he listened in on six or seven of Clifford’s phone calls with Trump and doesn’t remember him ever mentioning his wife or children. Clifford has said she had a relationship with Trump in 2006, a year after he married first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump ambassador pick faced complaints from female workers: report Trump lashes out at ‘Fake News Media’ over Mueller indictments Sanders rebuffs WaPo on Trump focusing on shooting responders: ‘Very misleading’ MORE.
Trump would call Clifford while Munyan was working in his photo studio inside his home in Los Angeles, he told the Post. Clifford rented the home between 2006 and 2008.
The Post reported that Munyan corroborated most of the details that Clifford shared in a recently revealed 2011 interview with In Touch, including knowing that when Clifford arrived at Trump’s hotel room, he was only wearing pajamas.
“He was not dressed appropriately to have dinner with a young lady,” Munyan told the Post.
Clifford’s manager Gina Rodriguez, ex-husband Mike Mosney and porn actress Jessica Drake are also listed on the nondisclosure agreement.
Drake, whose legal name is Angel Ryan, came forward weeks before Trump was elected in 2016 accusing him of sexual misconduct.
She alleges she met Trump at the same golf tournament as Clifford and he forcibly kissed her and two friends. Trump or someone calling on his behalf later offered her $10,000 to return to his hotel room, Drake claimed.
Clifford filed a lawsuit against Trump last week, arguing that the nondisclosure agreement between her and Trump is not valid because Trump never signed it.
Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen acknowledged that he paid her $130,000 not to speak about her affair, a settlement she offered to pay back in exchange for her freedom to speak publicly.
This post originally appeared on The Hill