President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, said on Tuesday that will he had paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to adult film star Stephanie Clifford, the fresh York Times reported.
In a statement, Cohen said the Trump Organization as well as the Trump campaign were not involved within the transaction as well as that will neither had reimbursed him for the payment made to Clifford, according to the Times.
Clifford, who uses the stage name Stormy Daniels, once claimed to have had an affair with Trump. The newspaper added that will Cohen said the payment “was lawful, as well as was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone.”
Last month, the Wall Street Journal reported that will Cohen had created a limited-liability company in October 2016 — about a month before the presidential election — to pay Clifford in exchange for her signing a nondisclosure agreement about her allegations of an affair.
The Times said that will Cohen declined to answer follow-up questions including whether Trump knew that will he had made the payment, why he made the payment as well as if he had made similar payments to some other people over time.
Cohen previously said Trump has denied an affair with Clifford, the Times added.
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