What Does MAGA Stand For? Stormy Daniel’s Edition

Apparently MAGA stands for Motorboat American Great Again!

The Daily Beast got its hands on the details

UPDATE: On Thursday, prosecutors dropped charges against Stormy Daniels, who was cuffed for motorboating undercover vice cops while performing at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio.

In a statement, Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein said no crime was committed because Clifford was not a regular performer at the club, as required under the law she was accused of violating.

“My office was not involved in this sting operation, so any additional questions about it must be directed to the Columbus Division of Police,” Klein added. “The charges have been dismissed.”

Stormy Daniels was busted at a Columbus, Ohio strip club late Wednesday in what appears to be a sting by the police department’s vice squad.

The arrest came in the midst of Daniels’ “Make America Horny Again” tour, and as her attorney continues his crusade against President Trump.

Daniels was charged with three counts of illegally operating a sexually oriented business—employee knowingly touching any patron. According to Ohio state law, anyone who isn’t a family member is prohibited from touching a nude or semi-nude performer.

An arrest report reviewed by The Daily Beast reveals how two female vice cops and a pair of male colleagues entered Sirens Gentleman’s Club and zeroed in on Daniels, as well as two other jiggle joint employees.

The four officers visited Sirens around 10 p.m. to investigate “Vice related offenses as a result of complaints received alleging prostitution and drug activity,” the document stated.

Officer Mary Praither and Detective Whitney Lancaster sat near the stage of the VIP area, where another dancer, Brittany Walters, was performing in the middle of the room and allegedly rubbed her bare breasts on Praither’s face before fondling Praither’s chest. The foursome then headed to the main room and sat at a table. Around 11:30 p.m., Clifford took the stage, and most of the customers “got up from their tables and stood immediately adjacent to the stage throwing dollar bills at Ms. Clifford,” the police report stated. While dancing, Clifford removed her top and “began forcing the faces of the patrons into her chest and using her bare breasts to smack the patrons,” the affidavit said, adding that she was “fondling the breasts of female patrons.”

When the officers observed Cliffords’ antics, Detective Lancaster, Officer Praither and Detective Shana Keckley approached the stage. “Ms. Clifford leaned over, grabbed Det. Keckley’s head and began smacking her face with her bare breasts and holding her face between her breasts against her chest,” the report stated. Clifford then found Lancaster and performed the same stage maneuver, before moving down the stage to Praither. According to the report, Clifford “began fondling Ofc. Praither’s buttock and breasts” before pressing Praither’s face into her chest. Another officer, Det. Steven Rosser, watched the “criminal activity” from the bar area. After Clifford was done with Praither, Rosser exited the club to request backup to arrest Clifford and two club employees: Walters and Miranda Panda.

As The Daily Beast reported in its update, the charges were dropped pretty quickly.

Avenatti is also running a theory up the pole that the whole thing was a set up by a Columbus detective who is a fan of the President’s:

We’ll have to wait and see what he uncovers.

Regardless of whether this was a setup, I’m pretty sure that the assignment for this undercover op went something like this:

Duty Sergeant: Alright, alright, settle down. Here’s today’s assignments, but first I need three volunteers for special duty. Settle down, settle down. You don’t even know what it is yet Here’s what you’ll have to do: feel up Stormy Daniels while she’s stripping at her show tonight. So who thinks they’re up for it?

Open thread!

85 replies
  1. 1

    You forgot “…and let’s be careful out there.”

  2. 2
    Amir Khalid says:

    I’m sure the Columbus prosecutor’s office is not best pleased with the police, who almost got the city in big trouble with people who had the facts on their side and who know how to create a worldwide stink.

  3. 3
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @Amir Khalid: If he can find a way to do it, Avenatti will make a case out of this:

  4. 4
    Mnemosyne says:

    I want to thank Joe Gibson & his colleagues at the prosecutors ofc for their professionalism starting with our first call early this am.

    I suspect that a lot of prosecutors would wake up in a cold sweat from any nightmare that starts with their secretary saying, “Michael Avenatti is on line 1 for you.” 😈

  5. 5
    debbie says:

    At this very moment, she’s dancing in another club in that neighborhood. The owner promised he’d tell her what she could and couldn’t do in Ohio.

  6. 6
    trollhattan says:

    America–great country or greatest country?

  7. 7
    The Dangerman says:

    Settle down, settle down. You don’t even know what it is yet…

    …and married Guys? Not for you unless you know a good divorce attorney.

  8. 8
    debbie says:

    O/T: Just watched Colbert’s monologue, and he totally killed on the hearings. I listen to very little news (reading it instead), so I’m not familiar with many voices. Was that Maxine Waters who asked Louie Gohmert if he had forgotten to take his medication?

  9. 9
    Anne Laurie says:

    Best related tweet I’ve seen so far:


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    Kay says:

    “My office was not involved in this sting operation, so any additional questions about it must be directed to the Columbus Division of Police,” Klein added. “The charges have been dismissed.”

    I’m pleased they weren’t involved. They’re doing better than the US Congress today – they look less foolish. Be Best. That’s all I ask :)

    I’d just like to remind all the MAGA’s who are horrified and scandalized by Stormy Daniel’s work that she was once the President’s girlfriend, so show some respect. Just a coupla years ago President Trump was happy to meet with her.

  11. 11
    danielx says:

    Just another week in…..I can’t finish this sentence.

  12. 12
    Mnemosyne says:

    The Columbus chief of police does not sound happy. I suspect that she was also on Avenatti’s call list first thing this morning. 😂

  13. 13
    debbie says:


    Instead of slapping audience members with her breasts, wouldn’t it have been more clever of her to use a rolled-up magazine?

  14. 14
    NotMax says:

    Classic booby trap.

  15. 15
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @debbie: No a Democratic congresswoman from NJ.

  16. 16


    President Trump was happy to meet with her.

    So that’s what the kids are calling it these days.

  17. 17
    debbie says:


    Seriously, she never, ever (at least until this) has apologized or admitted to a cop making a mistake.

  18. 18


    Just another week in…..I can’t finish this sentence.

    Infrastructure, that’s the word you’re looking for.

  19. 19
    NotMax says:

    “You could put someone’s eye out with that!”

  20. 20
    The Dangerman says:


    Classic booby trap.

    True, but at least it was nippled in the bud.

  21. 21
    Kay says:


    Well, of course not. Who do the Columbus police think they are? GOP Members of Congress?

    They have an ethical code and a watchdog division. There might even be some real oversight! Could happen!

    Maybe the Columbus police could assign some officers to that student sexual abuse scandal I keep hearing about. Methinks there are some criminals on the lam in their general neck of the woods. The fancy white collar variety. They could look in Congress, see what they turn up. Starts with a “J”- he’s in the Fox news green room right now, probably.

  22. 22
    debbie says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    Thanks, with that hint, I found it was Bonnie Watson Coleman. I’ll be faxing my thanks to her this weekend.

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    Mnemosyne says:


    She knows that her boy done fucked up by pulling this little stunt, so she’s throwing him to the wolves. The city attorney is probably already drafting settlement terms so it doesn’t go to trial.

  25. 25
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @NotMax: Normally they’re rigged in pairs…

  26. 26
    NotMax says:

    @Adam L. Silverman

    Learn something on B-J every day.


  27. 27
    Kay says:


    The facts (as I understand them) are she had a romantic relationship with Dear Leader. If she’s good enough for him she oughta be good enough for them. President Trump wasn’t dating Alan Dershowitz. He chose Stormy.

    I think she deserves a crony appointment to the White House and a national security clearance. She can negotiate peace in the middle east. She’s as qualified as any of his other hires. She’s probably smarter than Kushner.

  28. 28


    so she’s throwing him to the wolves.

    She should throw him to the jackals.

  29. 29


    The facts (as I understand them) are she had a romantic relationship with Dear Leader.

    The news here in LA called it an alleged affair(though I thought that both parties had admitted that it occurred).

  30. 30
    NotMax says:


    That’s the legal department talking.

  31. 31

    @NotMax: NBC must have a shitty Legal Department, if both parties to an affair admit it happened, they can’t sue you for saying it was an affair.

    ETA: I used to work in Satan’s Legal Department.

  32. 32
    Major Major Major Major says:

    What a country.

    I had a very San Francisco moment eating dinner from the Whole Foods hot bar.

    The people across from me at the Whole Foods are talking about how central bankers are totally shifty dishonest lying liars and we should put the food supply on the blockchain

    More accurately the man is ranting about it at the woman who is a stranger and just trying to eat

    — Tynan! (@TynanPants) July 13, 2018

  33. 33
    NotMax says:


    They can still be sued. The suit won’t hold water, but it takes time and expense to respond to it. It’s prototypical legal department CYA technique.

  34. 34

    Hahhahaaaahaha PSYCH!

    Go Browns!

  35. 35
    different-church-lady says:

    Is it possible for an entire country to jump a shark?

  36. 36
    NotMax says:

    @Major Major Major Major

    The messages from Alpha Boo* that come in through his tooth fillings must be occluded there.

    *Sometimes used as an abbreviation for Arcturus.

  37. 37

    @NotMax: Remember when Bill’O had Fox sue Al Franken? Remember, corporations have in-house counsel, they’re just dying to get into court.

    ETA: …and on that note, I am outa here.

  38. 38
    different-church-lady says:

    CNN Headline:

    Trump says he feels ‘unwelcome’ in London


  39. 39
    oatler. says:

    This is America. The Sex Police have been blowing their wads just thinking about Sinful Strippers since 1866.

  40. 40
    different-church-lady says:

    @🐾BillinGlendaleCA: Copy editing error: they meant to say alleged president.

  41. 41
    BlueDWarrior says:

    @different-church-lady: but he is The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived(tm). Howe could anyone possibly hate him?

  42. 42
    different-church-lady says:


    President Trump wasn’t dating Alan Dershowitz.

    Why have you done this to my mind?

  43. 43
    BlueDWarrior says:

    Honestly, I’m wondering just how big of a cup size one would need to hit someone with thier bust and actually have the victim ‘feel’ it.

  44. 44
    The Dangerman says:


    Trump says he feels ‘unwelcome’ in London

    Come to San Diego, Donald; you’ll feel welcomed there. Promise.

  45. 45
    Mnemosyne says:

    I’m going to boost Ruemara’s GoFundMe campaign to pay for her to get her citizenship since I helped talk her into doing it.

  46. 46
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @BlueDWarrior: In Daniels’ case the issue is going to be the weight and density of the implants.

  47. 47
    NotMax says:


    Once that is determined, police will be hauling in women left and right for concealed carry without a permit infractions.


  48. 48
    Miss Bianca says:

    “Who’s up for it?”

    Yeah, I see what you did there.

    Winding down from a gig, there’s some light at the end of the tunnel for a friend of mine who’s involved in a trial right now (summing up is tomorrow, and it’s looking good for our side, YESSSSS!) and best of all, I am hanging out right now with ex-office-kitty-turned-farm-kitty PANCHO! Life is surprisingly good right now!

  49. 49
    Platonailedit says:

    I hope Avenatti sues the pants off Columbus PD.

    Yes, pun was intended.

  50. 50
    NotMax says:

    @Adam L. Silverman

    If it had gone to trial: “I request they be marked people’s exhibit A & B, your honor.”

    File under ‘Things never seen on Perry Mason.’


  51. 51
    The Dangerman says:

    @Adam L Silverman:

    …density of the implants.

    Those things come with optional densities? Huh. Kinda scary actually.

  52. 52
    NotMax says:

    @The Dangerman

    Godfrey Cambridge, 1966, Topless.


  53. 53
    Platonailedit says:

    Good, lock him up.

    A man who was recorded haranguing a woman for wearing a Puerto Rico flag shirt at an Illinois park has been charged with a hate crime.

    Timothy Trybus, 62, was previously charged with disorderly conduct and assault.

    He allegedly demanded to know if a Latina picnicker was a US citizen in last month’s incident.

    A police officer who was filmed standing by as Mia Irizarry, 24, pleaded for his help has quit.

    Mr Trybus faces a bail hearing on Friday on two counts of felony hate crime.

  54. 54
    Major Major Major Major says:

    @Miss Bianca: Yay Pancho!

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    Parfigliano says:

    @Amir Khalid: alredy in trouble she got publc arrested on pig word…charges immeadiately dropped…only one not gonna pay is the pig they hide behind their “immunity” and do what ever the fuck

    Pig want pay until loss of Law enforce certification to be pig….fired here go work there OINK…take away LA Enforce cert here them squeal

  57. 57
    divF says:

    @Major Major Major Major: Did he have a shopping cart containing all his belongings with him ?

  58. 58
    Major Major Major Major says:

    @divF: No, I did check for that.

  59. 59
    Miss Bianca says:

    @Major Major Major Major: he’s climbing all over me and being insanely snuggly. Now I just wish I weren’t wearing shorts and a sleeveless tee, cuz oh my word, the claws!! : ) Oh, well!

  60. 60
    Anne Laurie says:

    Update, from a lady with much more class than the Oval Office Occupant:

  61. 61
    Amir Khalid says:


  62. 62
    Amir Khalid says:

    Would they then need to be kept in a secure evidence storage facility?

  63. 63
    jl says:

    So, this was in Columbus? I thought this kind of blue puritanical nonsense was a Cincinnati thing.
    A good friend of mine is in Columbus right now, and she is a trouble maker. I phone her up and ask her if she had anything to do with it.

    @Anne Laurie: thanks for posting that. Columbus cops looking more and more like bogus, hypocritical CYA weasels wrt to this bust.

  64. 64
    Platonailedit says:

    @Anne Laurie:

    Classy indeed. If the prosecutor did not drop the charges against the other two, doesn’t that reinforce the notion that the police assholes did this deliberately to frame Daniels?

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  66. 66

    @divF: Gotta like boobsalot!

  67. 67
    Platonailedit says:

    Ted Lieu at the Strzok hearing: "Let me start by saying, this is a stupid and ridiculous hearing."— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 12, 2018

    Ted telling it like it is.

  68. 68
    NotMax says:

    @Amir Khalid

    One presumes in a chest.


  69. 69
    Platonailedit says:

    Rep. Watson Coleman just went after Gowdy: "You're not the testifying person … if you can't control yourself, how do you expect this Committee to control itself? You've been out of control since you've been on this Committee. Why don't you leave it alone? This is not Benghazi."— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 12, 2018

  70. 70

    At least the Columbus Police are still framing non-Trumpazoids, rather than just dragging them out of wherever & disappearing them in the woods outside of town.

    I figure that will start happening after the mid-terms.

  71. 71
    otmar says:

    Good morning. Can someone explain to this naive foreigner why the land of the free needs to regulate if consenting adults can touch each other or not in the first place?

    Or have I misunderstood all this “freedom” and “liberty” fixation that’s so popular on the bother side of the pond?

  72. 72
    NotMax says:


    Worse yet,

    According to Ohio state law, anyone who isn’t a family member is prohibited from touching a nude or semi-nude performer.

    “You can’t arrest us, I’m her uncle and he’s her brother!”

  73. 73
    NotMax says:


    Also leads one to conclude that any staging in Ohio of Oh, Calcutta! would have to be, by law, a family affair.

  74. 74
    jl says:

    @otmar: I think the undercover cops are claiming that the strippers, with vile intent, malice aforethought and cold premeditation, did forcibly touch, strike, rub, graze and/or slap aforesaid cops’ unwilling and nonconsenting faces with their uncovered barenekkid breasts. I think that is what the police report said. I’m sure the cops were traumatized by it.

  75. 75
    Major Major Major Major says:

    @otmar: I see you’ve discovered America’s weird libertarian-Puritan axis.

  76. 76
    NotMax says:

    Well, no one else rose to the bait as to the post title.

    Stormy Daniel’s Edition


  77. 77
    hervevillechaizelounge says:

    Slightly OT, does anyone here know if Peter Strzok is a registered republican? His hair screams “right-wing revanchist” but I can’t find his voter registration anywhere; thanks for your help!

  78. 78
    J R in WV says:


    “If it had gone to trial: “I request they be marked people’s A DD1 & BDD2, your honor.””

    Fixed that for ya.

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    columbusqueen says:

    @BlueDWarrior: Well, I know my breasts could do the job, but I can’t speak to Stormy’s cup size.

  80. 80
    Jake the antisoshul soshulist says:

    Well, he may have had a pistol in his pocket.

  81. 81
    Haroldo says:

    @divF: ” Ya gotta like somethin’ “

  82. 82
    Darrin Ziliak (formerly glocksman) says:


    Not really.

    In a statement, Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein said no crime was committed because Clifford was not a regular performer at the club, as required under the law she was accused of violating.

    Presumably the others were regular employees.

  83. 83
    sherparick says:

    @The Dangerman: Also married ladies, as women seem to have been a considerable part of the audience. I have heard conflicting reports that contrary to the Columbus Police press release, these were the first arrests under the law in years in Columbus, which really does remind one.

  84. 84
    JWL says:

    Ohio prosecutors had no choice but to drop the charges against Daniels, not after cell phone videos of her arrest showed the cops that busted her all wearing MAGA caps.

  85. 85
    Dog Mom says:

    So if this was an ongoing, undercover investigation focused on human trafficking among other things – was it really worthwhile to expose it to arrest Stormy Daniels?

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