In general, Donald Trump lashes out, almost instinctively, against all perceived foes. It doesn't much matter who wrongs him -- politicians, athletes, entertainers, foreign officials, et al -- because the president will respond to practically any slight with an attack of his own.
Except, oddly enough, Stormy Daniels. To date, the president has said literally nothing -- not even a brief tweet -- about the adult-film actress who received $130,000 in hush money from his personal attorney. On this one issue, if no other, Trump has somehow managed to become the model of message discipline, maintaining total silence.
The president's lawyers, however, appear to have plenty to say.
President Donald Trump and his personal attorney are trying to get a lawsuit by adult film star Stormy Daniels transferred to federal court -- and they claim she's on the hook for at least $20 million for violating a secrecy agreement signed just before the election.
An attorney for the actress accused the Trump team of "bullying tactics" for the legal maneuver, which is aimed at pushing the dispute into private arbitration.
As Rachel noted on Friday's show, Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has already sued Trump in state court, hoping to get out of the non-disclosure agreement that prevents her from talking about her alleged "intimate" relationship. It's the president's lawyer in this case, Charles Harder, who filed a motion to move the case to federal court, likely as a way of increasing the chances the matter will be resolved by private arbitration.
And who's Charles Harder? He's the lawyer who oversaw the case that put Gawker out of business.