I was watching this video clip and it is an interview, back in May 2018, with Sidney Powell who was recently appointed by Gen Mike Flynn as his new lawyer. Sidney Powell, of course, is the woman who nailed Robert Meuller's Pit Bull, Andrew Weismann for his part in the Enron scandal.
Around 12:30 onwards, the issue of the money paid to Stormy Daniels comes up again. The host then burst out laughing in say something like: "Congress has their own secret fund for paying hush money from tax payer funds, for goodness sake.....".
I thought "Wait a minute, what...? Could this be a reason for the silent death of the Stormy Daniels money story?" and started doing a bit of digging.
I found quite a lot on the subject. This, among others : Congress owes taxpayers answers about its harassment 'shush' fund
"Since when are members of Congress and their staffs accused of sexual harassment allowed to hush up and pay off their accusers from a secret “shush” fund full of taxpayer dollars? Since 1995, it turns out.
If Congress wants to get serious about its apparent culture of abuse, it will need to address its cover-up culture. Shush funds may serve the immediate purpose of getting alleged victims to go away, but they do little to stem the tide of sexual harassment. What Congress needs — and American taxpayers deserve — is more transparency. "
Guess who was in office in 1995, when the fund was set up? Yes, Bill Clinton.