Whistleblower reveals: Stormy Daniels was purposefully targeted for arrest in Ohio

Porn actress Stormy Daniels leaves Federal Court with her lawyer Michael Avenatti for Michael Cohen's court hearing in Manhattan

Stormy Daniels has been having a complicated month. On one side, she and her lawyer Michael Avenatti are American heroes who will be remembered for doing their part to bring down a corrupt despot. On the other side, Stormy has a target on her back and her personal life is in shambles. Stormy recently split from her husband (the man who is father to her daughter) and she claims that he attacked her six months ago. All of this came out in the wake of Stormy’s arrest in Ohio earlier this month, where she was performing at a strip club. She was arrested on multiple charges – charges which basically amounted to “touching” people – and those charges were later dropped. The whole incident felt very shady from the Ohio police. As it turns out, shady doesn’t even begin to describe what happened.

Earlier this month, Stormy Daniels was arrested for allowing patrons to touch her while she performed at an Ohio strip club — an arrest that may have been premeditated, according to a damning new report in the Fayette Advocate. On July 12 — the night of Daniels’s Columbus performance for her “Make America Horny Again” tour — she was accused of violating Ohio law by “touching” club-goers, some of whom were actually undercover VICE officers. The three misdemeanor charges against Daniels were thrown out just 12 hours later, after which Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs called her arrest a “mistake.”

But according to the emails from inside the Columbus Police department, which were provided by a whistle-blower to the Advocate, Daniels’s arrest was quite the opposite of a mistake. Emails from Detective Shana Keckley, one of the lead arresting officers on July 12, indicate that law enforcement had shown up specifically to target Daniels — which runs contrary to the police department’s previous claim that Daniels had simply gotten caught up into an investigation into potential human trafficking and prostitution at the strip club.

Days before the “sting” operation, the emails show Detective Keckley sent herself multiple news stories, videos, and photographs of Daniels. Even more damningly, in an email she sent after Daniels was charged, Keckley wrote, “I got the elements …. we arrested Stormy this morning, she is in jail.” (Per the Advocate, elements are “the burden police officers must meet in order to make an arrest.”) In another email, she told officers to thank her “in person” for her achievement.

“It is clear that Keckley and her fellow officers were there because of Stormy and only because of Stormy,” the whistle-blower told the Advocate. “The emails definitely show that the police lied about it being a prostitution and human trafficking mission.”

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The TL; DR version is: the cops were targeting Stormy. They knew she was going to be in town, and they used taxpayer resources to stalk her, target her and arrest her on bogus charges. Ohio taxpayers paid for multiple police officers to stake out a strip club to target the president’s former mistress for arrest. This is happening in America. If it happened to Stormy, it can happen to you.

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  1. Christin says:

    When four officers show up, and one or more head toward the stage, it’s likely a setup.

    Haven’t heard if the two other performers were released or not. I think part of how Stormy got released was some reference to being a “regular” performer at an establishment, which she was not.

    • Enormous Coat says:

      I’m glad this came out, and it confirms what was suspected. The motivation by the police was transparent. But it must have been signed off on by the detective’s commanding officer, right? I hope the people who set this arrest up and approved it face discipline.

    • jwoolman says:

      I knew it had to be a setup a while back when it was said that three undercover police officers were along the allegedly touched.

      THREE undercover cops at a strip club?!? Who just happened to all make contact with Trump’s nemesis?!? The mind, she is boggled.

      She’s also very experienced and smart, and so it was really unlikely anyway.

      • WingKingdom says:

        I find this very confusing. I worked as a cocktail waitress at a strip club years ago, and dancers touched customers all the time! It was the other way around that was prohibited- customers were not allowed to touch the dancers.

        Maybe I’m missing some details from this story, but if dancers can’t touch customers, how are lap dances even possible?

      • Christin says:

        I think there was an unusual state(?) law at play, which some mentioned the club owner should have known.

  2. Dr Mrs The Monarch says:

    This is what happens to everybody who gets involved with a Trump for any reason. It all starts with promises of fortune or fame and ends in lawsuits, arrests, bankruptcies, public humiliation etc. It does not matter if you are a friend, a foe or just an employee.

    I bet even Putin will eventually cite this relationship as his worst scheme ever.

  3. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Perhaps the Rump called upon Jim Jordan, who called in a favor? Distraction? Retribution?
    This focus didn’t come from the CPD, but likely higher than that.

    • Enormous Coat says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump lackeys took it upon themselves to do this to curry favor with him. That’s a page from the Co gressional Republican playbook (and every crime syndicate in existence).

  4. RBC says:

    I wonder who would benefit from Stormy being arrested and her reputation trashed?….

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      Our illustrious president profits PR wise. He wants to see her humiliated, roughed up, maybe even seriously injured. How dare this woman stand up to the monster-in-chief.

  5. Ladykeller says:

    Stay safe Stormy.

  6. Starryfish29 says:

    I hope she sues everyone.

  7. PPP says:

    I actually kind of love that Stormy Daniels is our real American hero in these times. It’s about time to put away these tired ideas we have about people who do various kinds of sex work. Ain’t nothing wrong with sex, there’s no reason to think it prohibits you from having a good character.

    • Snazzy says:

      Me too actually.

    • I really love this response.

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    • Dee Kay says:

      Sex work is work and sex workers deserve respect as much as any other laborer. I am grateful to Stormy Daniels to what she and her attorney are doing to expose Trump, his lackey Cohen, and their shady law-breaking uses of election funds. What she does for a living is her business, but what Trump has done that are criminal acts are all Americans’ business.

    • Kayleigh says:

      This. Which is why it made me a little more disappointed when I read that the officer was a female. Shame.

  8. Why? says:

    It’s like the WH and republicans are making a live reboot of 1984. Stormy isn’t their only target. Meadows, Jim Jordan, and 9 other republicans filed impeachment charges against Rod Rosenstein. Reporters who ask questions that the Dotard don’t like are being excluded from press briefings. The Dotard is trying to take away security clearances from people who don’t even have security clearances.

    The attempt to rewrite history is in full operation. The WH is refusing to correct themselves when they get caught editing and removing things from transcripts that make the Dotard look bad. Kelly is still leaking to Ashley Parker, the other day he had her spin that there are still adults in the WH. We all witnessed Pence and Bolton faithfully support the Dotard’s comments in Helsinki, but now Ashley Parker wants us to believe that these 2 along with Kelly confronted the Dotard?

  9. mac says:

    Who is to say she did not set it up?