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Trump denies knowing of Stormy Daniels payment

U.S. President Donald Trump denies knowing of the Stormy Daniels payment.



Eli Ridder | The Avro Post

United States President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not know about the $130,000 his lawyer gave to adult film star Stormy Daniels in the month before the 2016 presidential election.

“No,” Mr. Trump told reporters on Air Force One when asked about the payment, or “hush money” that was given to Stormy, or Stephanie Clifford, by personal attorney Michael Cohen to keep quiet.

Ms. Clifford claims she had sex with the president in 2006, a year after Trump married third and current wife Melania, a claim the White House vehemently denies.

Asked why Mr. Cohen paid the money if the allegations were untrue, Trump told reporters on Air Force One to “ask Michael Cohen. Michael’s my attorney.”

Trump said he did not know where the money came from to pay Clifford.

In March, Clifford sued Cohen in an effort to be released from the non-disclosure agreement she signed in October of 2016 in exchange for the $130,000 USD.

The adult film star’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, has been making her case that the president did not actually sign the deal and thus it was invalid, and noted that Trump’s acknowledgment that he knew nothing of the deal was helpful to his case.

Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, said Trump’s admission that he did not know about the agreement bolstered his client’s case to be released from the deal.

More details to follow. Image of Donald Trump from previous files.

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