WTH?… Trump Lawyer Admits He Paid Porn Star Stormy Daniels $130,000 Hush Money Out of His Own Pocket

A lawyer for the Trump Organization, Michael D. Cohen admitted in a statement to the New York Times he paid porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money out of his own pocket in 2016.

It has been alleged Donald Trump had an affair with Stephanie Clifford AKA Stormy Daniels in 2006.

President Trump has denied the affair.

Via The New York Times:

“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,” the statement read. Stephanie Clifford’s stage name is Stormy Daniels.

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

Mr. Cohen said that he had given a similar statement to the Federal Election Commission in response to a complaint filed by the government watchdog group Common Cause, which filed a complaint saying that the payment, which was made through a limited liability company that Mr. Cohen established, was an in-kind contribution to the Trump campaign.

Officials with Common Cause also sought to determine whether the payment was made by the Trump Organization or another person.

“The complaint alleges that I somehow violated campaign finance laws by facilitating an excess, in-kind contribution,” Mr. Cohen said in his statement. “The allegations in the complaint are factually unsupported and without legal merit, and my counsel has submitted a response to the F.E.C.”

The Wall Street Journal reported in January that Stormy Daniels was paid hush money when she supposedly threatened to come forward with details about her sexual rendezvous with Donald Trump in 2006.

Featured photo via The New York Post

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