Trumps Lawyer Brokered $130,000 Payment to Adult Film Star, WSJ Reports

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Washington( AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 fee to a porn actress to thwarted her from publicly discussing an alleged sex meeting with Trump, according to a report Friday in The Wall Street Journal.

Trump filled Stephanie Clifford, whose goes by the identify Stormy Daniels in films, at a golf incident in 2006 — a year after Trump’s marriage to his wife, Melania. According to the Journal’s report, Clifford originated been speaking with ABC News in the autumn of 2016 for a narration concerning an alleged affinity with Trump, but reached a $130,000 distribute a month before the election, which prevented her from going public.

Trump’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen arranged for the fee through Clifford’s lawyer, Keith Davidson, the Journal reported.

Clifford had also been in discussions with the online publication Slate, The New York Times reported Friday. Jacob Weisberg, editor-in-chief of the Slate Group, told the Days that Clifford had told him she had an thing with Trump.

In a statement to the Journal, Cohen did not address his persona in negotiating the expected remittance but said Trump repudiates any such relationship with Clifford. Clifford has now been disavowed an alleged liaison with Trump. Cohen also moved the Journal a statement — signed by “Stormy Daniels” — in which the actress affirmed receiving “hush money” from Trump.

On Friday afternoon, the White House issued a statement announcing the Journal’s story “old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly disavowed prior to the election.”

Cohen likewise accused the Journal of perpetuating “a incorrect narrative for over a year.”

Just daytimes before the 2016 ballot, the Journal published a narration be said that the National Enquirer — run by David Pecker, a fervid adherent of Trump — had paid $150,000 to stillness former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal about a sexual relationship she allegedly had with Trump a decade ago.

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