Trump Attorney: I Paid Porn Star Stormy Daniels

Michael Cohen ,   personal attorney for Leader Donald Trump , told The New York Instances on Tuesday that he paid Stephanie Clifford (a. k. a. porno star Raining Daniels )$130, 000 within 2016. However , he insisted the fact that money was his own.

Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump advertising campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, plus neither reimbursed me for the transaction, either directly or indirectly, ” Cohen told the newspaper. “ The payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not the campaign contribution or a campaign expenses by anyone. ”

He failed to explain what the payment was with regard to.  

Last month, the Wsj reported that Daniels had an affair with Trump in 2006 ,   the entire year after he married Melania and some months after the birth of their child, Barron.   Daniels was reportedly paid  $130, 000 just before the particular 2016 election to sign the nondisclosure agreement and keep silent concerning the matter.  

The White Home has denied the affair, plus Daniels has released statements furthermore rebuffing the reports.  

“ Just because something isn’ t accurate doesn’ t mean that it can’ t cause you harm or damage, ”   Cohen told BuzzFeed.   “ I am going to always protect Mr. Trump . ”

Last month, InTouch publication printed a previously unpublished last year interview with  Daniels in which she talked at length   in regards to the alleged affair. The conversation has been conducted before the nondisclosure agreement.

The particular $130, 000 payment came under overview after  watchdog team Common Cause filed a issue   to determine if it went afoul of campaign laws being an in-kind contribution.    

“ The complaint alleges that I for some reason violated campaign finance laws simply by facilitating an excess, in-kind contribution, ” Cohen told the Times. “ The particular allegations in the complaint are factually unsupported and without legal merit, plus my counsel has submitted a reply to the F. E. C. ”