Allegations that President Donald Trump dated and had sex with Stormy Daniels have taken a new turn with his lawyer now claiming that he paid the former Porn Star out of his own pocket to keep the whole affair a secret.
Michael D. Cohen, one of the longest-serving personal lawyers to President Donald Trump, has now claimed that the $130,000 paid to Stormy Daniels, the Porn Star who claimed to have sex with Mr. Trump, were paid out of his own pocket.
In the most vivid explanation of the payment made to the adult actress during the Presidential Campaign in 2016, Cohen, who was part of the Trump’s lawyer team for over a decade, has claimed that he is yet to be reimbursed for the payment.
“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 Mr. Cohen in an interview to New York Times.
When asked whether Mr. Trump knew that the payment was made, or whether there are any other people who received similar payments over the years, Mr. Cohen declined to answer.
In January, alleging that the payments made to Stormy Daniels constituted a violation of Campaign Finance rules, the Common Cause organization filed complaints with the Justice Department and the Federal Commission.
Cohen, meanwhile, vehemently denies the accusation by stating the payment was lawful, and that it was not drawn from accounts of the campaign contribution. He further stated that he filed a reply with Federal Election Commission, though he won’t make it public until the matter is resolved by the agency.
Daniels is tight-lipped on the matter
While Daniels has refused to comment on the matter – most probably following the terms of a non-disclosure agreement that he signed with Mr. Trump’s representatives, it was an interview which she gave to Touch magazine in 2011 which is currently making the waves.
During her meetings with Mr. Trump, Daniels told Touch Magazine in 2011, the current US President promised to give her a role in his TV Show, ‘The Apprentice’. In an even damaging account, Daniels claims that Trump once compared her to his daughter, though he didn’t name whether it was Tiffany or Ivanka.
Still, even before her accounts were picked up by news media, it was Wall Street Journal which first broke the story of the President having an affair with the former porn star in January 2017, just days before Mr. Trump was sworn-in as President.