Avenatti said at the time that her arrest was a politically motivated set up. He was right. Again.
The Fayette Advocate reported on Wednesday that they have obtained emails from a whistleblower inside of the Columbus Police Department showing that Stormy Daniels’ arrest earlier this month was pre-planned before she ever got to town.
Daniels was arrested on July 12 for touching customers at a strip show. The people she touched ended up being undercover VICE officers. The charges were dropped 12 hours later.
Columbus police chief Kim Jacobs said that Daniels’ arrest was a mistake. “A mistake was made and I accept full responsibility,” she said.
Within hours of her arrest Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, said that the arrest was a politically motivated set-up. And it looks like he was right.
“A whistleblower from the City of Columbus contacted the Advocate with numerous emails between several high-ranking Columbus police detectives and VICE officers.
Inside the emails are news clippings discussing Daniels’ planned appearance in Columbus, pictures of Daniels with President Donald Trump, videos of her dancing, and even a map to the club where she would be performing, all sent days before she would pull into town on her tour bus.
The bulk of the emails that the whistleblower provided are from the email account of Detective Shana Keckley. Keckley was one of the lead-arresting officers the night that the “sting” operation went down.
The whistleblower told the Ohio paper that the only reason the VICE officers were at the strip club that night was Stormy Daniels.
At the time, police claimed that Daniels got caught up in an investigation into human trafficking and prostitution. But these emails revealed by the whistleblower show that they were actually targeting Daniels. The emails show that the police lied.
“In an email dated Tuesday, July 10 — two days before Daniels arrived in Columbus — Keckley emails herself a video of Daniels in West Hollywood. Not long after, the VICE detective emails herself a link to an NBC 4 Columbus story promoting Daniels’ planned appearance.
And right after that, a bombshell.
Keckley sends a series of messages from her personal email account to her work account. Inside are pictures of Daniels with President Trump, pictures of Daniels in lingerie, and a map to the club where she would be performing.”
Keckley’s emails continued into the day after Daniels was arrested. And they got more disturbing.
“I got the elements…. we arrested Stormy this morning, she is in jail,” she wrote.
In another email sent at 3:50 am on the night Daniels was arrested, she writes to another officer saying, “You’re Welcome!!!!!….Thank me in person later.”
On Wednesday, Avenatti told the Advocate, “These emails are very disturbing. We will get to the bottom of this one way or the other.”
In a strange turn of events, there was more negative press for the Columbus Police Department on Wednesday. The Columbus Dispatch reports that the Columbus Police spokesman, Sergeant Dean P. Worthington, was indicted on child pornography charges.