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Trump’s Lawyer Admits He Paid Porn Star $130k To Keep Her Quiet About Alleged Trump Affair

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Trump’s Lawyer Admits He Paid Porn Star $130k To Keep Her Quiet About Alleged Trump Affair




President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen revealed to The New York Times on Tuesday that he paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money out of his own pocket one month before the 2016 presidential election to keep her quiet about a sexual encounter she had with a married Trump.

“Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly,” said Cohen, who previously served as an attorney for the Trump Organization and is now Trump’s personal lawyer.

“The payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone.”

Cohen declined to discuss details of the payment and whether Trump knew of it or the motivation behind it.



Last month, The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen arranged for Clifford to receive the payment as part of a nondisclosure agreement one month before the 2016 presidential election.

The Hill reports:

In the wake of the reported payment, Common Cause, a nonprofit watchdog group, filed a complaint with the Department of Justice and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) claiming Cohen’s payment to Clifford violated campaign finance law because it was an unreported in-kind contribution to the president’s 2016 campaign. Cohen said Tuesday that his counsel has responded to the FEC regarding the complaint.

Clifford has said she and Trump had a consensual sexual encounter in 2006.

In Touch magazine published an interview last month with the adult-film star from 2011 in which she reveals intimate details of her affair with Trump, which she claims happened shortly after his son Barron was born.




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