Trump lawyer brokered $130000 in hush money to porn star

Report Trump lawyer arranged porn star payment for her silence in October 2016	 	 	 			President Donald Trump

The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen arranged the payment of $130,000 to Stephanie Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, in October 2016. Cohen sent the WSJ a "two-paragraph statement by email addressed "TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN" and signed by "Stormy Daniels" denying that she had a "sexual and/or romantic affair" with Mr. Trump".

"This is now the second time that you are raising outlandish allegations against my client", Cohen told the Journal.

Cohen issued a response, telling the WSJ: "President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. Daniels". Reportedly, Clifford had been in contact with producers for ABC's Good Morning America to talk about her Trump affair.

Clifford wrote in the letter that when she met Trump, he was "gracious, professional and a complete gentleman to me and EVERYONE in my presence". The president and first lady Melania Trump got married the year before.

The Smoking Gun noted that Trump had a lousy showing at the tournament, finishing 62nd.

Maybe Trump wasn't thinking that weekend of a political future, or of what his wife or anyone else would think, but he had no problem being photographed with Clifford.


Clifford, 38, has appeared in nearly 150 pornographic films as well as Steve Carell's 2005 film The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Seth Rogen's Knocked Up in 2007.

Mosny said he "not under the impression" that Daniels, whom he divorced in 2011, had an affair with Trump.

"His words and actions are a huge testament to his character - that of uncontrollable misogyny, entitlement, and being a sexual assault apologist", Drake said at an October 2016 press conference with her attorney Gloria Allred.

Just two years later, in 2011, the adult-film star obtained a temporary restraining order against Mosny, claiming he attacked her and tried to steal her auto. The official declined to respond to questions about an agreement with Clifford.

The Wall Street Journal had previously reported that Clifford was in talks with Good Morning America to talk about Trump just before the November 8, 2016 election. According to NBC San Diego, Clifford allegedly hit her husband multiple times after getting upset over unpaid bills. The Enquirer never published that story and instead claimed that Karen McDougal was paid for fitness articles. It's not clear where the money came from or if the then-presidential candidate knew about it.

The White House has not yet released an official statement regarding the alleged payment. The payment was reportedly received through her lawyer's client-trust account.

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