'Trump reimbursed lawyer for payment to porn star'

03 May, 2018, 18:35 | Author: Judith Dennis
  • Giuliani Says Trump Repaid His Lawyer For Stormy Daniels Payment

"And now his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, says 'Oh yeah, he paid it'".

Giuliani's comments about the payment - which he brought up unprompted - capped a tumultuous day for Trump's legal team.

"After it was over, there was the opportunity to reimburse", he added, saying, "the President reimbursed him out of non-campaign, non-campaign contribution money, private money, his money, and he did it over a course of 2017".

Trump only finally admitted that Cohen had represented him in the Daniels negotiations last week.

Yep, Giuliani said that Trump did reimburse Cohen, "funneling" the money through a law firm (which is not a word you want to use when your personal attorney is under investigation for fraud), but "didn't know the specifics of it".

Later Wednesday, Giuliani clarified to Fox News that the president reimbursed Cohen for "expenses", not for a payment to Daniels.

Giuliani recently joined Trump's legal team in the ongoing Russian Federation investigation.

President Donald Trump's new lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the president repaid attorney Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.

The admission that Trump repaid Cohen "removes the campaign finance violation", Giuliani told the Times, but campaign finance experts disagreed.

Donald Trump is personally concerned with the implication that he slept with a porn star.

But Giuliani also suggested that Trump may have forgotten about the transaction at some point.

Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, said Thursday on MSNBC that if the payment to his client was structured as a retainer for work that didn't occur, it may still violate laws. She has also sued Mr Trump for defamation.

But Giuliani revealed Wednesday night on Fox News' "Hannity" that Trump indeed made the reimbursement.

The president went on to explain that Cohen entered into a non-disclosure agreement with Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, which he said was "very common among celebrities and people of wealth".

The 39-year-old - real name Stephanie Clifford - says she had unprotected sex with Mr Trump after he invited her to his hotel room, then pulled his pants down.

A spokesman said the White House had no comment on the matter, citing an ongoing investigation. Both skirted questions about whether Trump had reimbursed Cohen for the payment ever since it was first reported in January.

The records provide evidence that Daniels was discussing an agreement with Cohen on October 10, 2016, shortly before the payment was made and just weeks before the November presidential election, CNN reported.

The revelation from Giuliani came as Cohen was under escalating legal pressure.

Cohen is under investigation by the FBI, which raided his home and office in April and seized documents that included information about the payment made to Daniels.

Giuliani's revelations made Daniels's lawyer happy.

"If this is true, then it looks like Cohen may have made an unreported loan to the campaign rather than a contribution", he said.

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