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Will Bubba the Love Sponge be subpoenaed for Stormy Daniels interview?

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) - The adult film actress, the president and the popular Tampa talk show host.

Things are getting stormy as these three seemingly collide.

It’s all happening after the adult film star appeared on “60 Minutes” Sunday night.

Stormy Daniels sat down and shared her story, detailing how she met Donald Trump in Reno years ago. It was late 2006 when the pair became acquainted and, she claims, had an affair.

Back then, Donald Trump was a businessman with a hit NBC show.

At the time, the now 39-year-old says she had a tryst with Trump, but was not attracted to him.

Fast forward years later and that’s when things get interesting.

Donald Trump is now the President of the United States and Stormy Daniels is the name everyone now knows.

This isn’t the first time the adult film star has shed light on her lovers.  

She also dished the details of her alleged affair with Trump back in 2007 with local talk show host Bubba the Love Sponge. 

In the interview, she was asked to list the names of famous men she slept with – and one name stood out above the rest.

In newly-released audio by CNN, you can hear Bubba and his co-hosts offering commentary when she allegedly writes the name Donald Trump.

“Can you write down a name, and we won't say it on air,” a co-host is heard saying.

Bubba adds, “She writes down 'Donald Trump!'  And, you can tell it's him, listen to how we describe it.”

Seconds later, Bubba warns, “Be careful. This is a guy who is litigious and gots money.”

Now, years after this interview aired, big questions are looming.

Daniels says she was paid before the election to keep her mouth shut. 

She called it hush money.

So, did that payment of $130,000 break campaign finance laws?  

Will that interview with Bubba the Love Sponge become part of a federal investigation?

Will Bubba be subpoenaed? 

News Channel 8 began digging deeper, inquiring at the federal courthouse Monday to see if any paperwork has been filed.  

Records show no such documents.

We spoke briefly with Bubba Monday night. He declined to comment directly on any contact he’s had with federal investigators regarding the interview. Instead, he wished us well and advised that we contact his legal counsel. 

Just days ago, Bubba did make this statement to 

"I only asked the questions. Stormy answered them. I wish her and our president nothing but the very best. I don't think it's that big of a deal. We need to stop worrying about the past and focus on the future. President Trump is our president, regardless of who he slept with 12 plus years ago."

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