Back before the 2016 election, Donald Trump, according to court documents, orchestrated a payoff scheme to porn star Stormy Daniels to cover up a sexual affair between the two. The person who claims he carried out the twice impeached former President’s orders was Michael Cohen. Cohen was Trump’s lawyer and “fixer.”

The alleged affair began with an encounter at a golf tournament in 2006 in which Daniels playfully swatted Trump on the behind with a magazine he had been holding that had his face on the cover.

“From that moment on, he was a completely different person,” Daniels said. “He was like, ‘Wow, you — you are special. You remind me of my daughter.’ You know — he was like, ‘You’re smart and beautiful, and a woman to be reckoned with, and I like you. I like you.’ ”

Daniels said she did have sex with Trump, despite not having any desire, wanting to, or being even physically attracted to him She claims the only reason she did is because she felt trapped once she went back to his hotel room alone.

Stormy Daniels was 27 years old at the time, and Donald Trump was 60.

Cohen was ultimately charged, prosecuted, convicted and sentenced to prison, even as his former client was rewarded with the presidency.

Trump may have thought that the whole thing was behind him as he deals with numerous other investigations but that doesn’t appear to be the case.

Many have questioned why Trump wasn’t also charged in the case. Cohen directly implicated him at his trial saying that the hush money payments to Stormy Daniels were ordered by Trump.

As it turns out, the matter might not be at all closed. As The New York Times reported:

The Manhattan district attorney’s office has moved to jump-start its criminal investigation into Donald J. Trump, according to people with knowledge of the matter…. Under the new district attorney, Alvin L. Bragg, the prosecutors have returned to the long-running investigation’s original focus: a hush-money payment to a porn star who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump.

Some are speculating that the main reason the case is being “jump-started” is to put more pressure on Allen Weisselberg, the Trump organization CFO who prosecutors believe has direct knowledge of the payoffs. If he does, and agrees to cooperate, that could put the spotlight right back on Trump. he could be forced to finally face the music for this crime.

This is, of course, on top of the many other investigations Trump is currently under. They include both Congressional and Department of Justice investigations about the events before, during, and after the January 6th insurrection and attempted coup, The DOJ’s Mar-A-Lago stolen documents investigation, The Georgia election interference investigation, and the aforementioned Trump Organization fraud investigation involving Weisselberg.