In July 2006, Donald Trump professedly had a “sexual encounter” with porn star Stormy Daniels following a big name golf competition at Lake Tahoe. Also, the month prior to the 2016 presidential race, he apparently sent her a $130,000 installment through his attorney as quiet cash to keep the issue private. Read the article to know more.
Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, released an official notice to The New York Times on Feb 13th Revealing that Trump personally paid $130,000 to Stephanie Clifford in 2016.
No Reason For Paid Money
Although Cohen said that Trump paid Stormy the money, which many thought was to keep things quiet about her alleged affair with Trump but he revealed the reason for the payment.
The lawyer who advised the Trump Organisation for more than 10 years, also said he was never paid back the money he took from his pocket.
Neither Trump organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford. The money was not reimbursed for the payment either directly or indirectly. Click Next.
Not A Campaign Contribution
The payment which was done to Ms. Clifford was lawful and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone.
Cohen Refused To Answer Any Other Question
Leaving the statement aside Cohen refused to answer any other question about the transaction. Questions like if Trump knew about the payment that was made and if there were transactions similar to this.
Previously Denied Statements
It was the first time when Cohen made headlines when he said, Trump, denied having an affair with Stormy but this is the first they talked about the payment which was made to blonde bombshell. Click Next.
Statement To Federal Election Commision
Trump’s lawyer Cohen also released a statement to Federal Election Commission after the government watchdogs Common cause filed a complaint which claimed the payment was an in-kind contribution to the Trump campaign.
Common Cause Questions
After the statement released about the payment given to Stormy by Trump. The Common cause group also wanted to know whether the Trump organization or any other person made the payment.
Complaints Are Factually Unsupported
The allegation which is in the complaint is factually incorrect and unsupported and without legal value, and the council has submitted a response to The F.E.C.