Trumps Lawyer Brokered $130,000 Payment to Adult Film Star, WSJ Reports

Washington( AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn actress to foreclosed her from publicly examining an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, is in accordance with a report Friday in The Wall Street Journal.

Trump filled Stephanie Clifford, whose goes by the word Stormy Daniels in cinemas, at a golf occasion in 2006 — a year after Trump’s marriage to his wife, Melania. According to the Journal’s report, Clifford originated talking with ABC News in the fall of 2016 for a story involving an alleged relationship with Trump, but reached a $130,000 spate a few months before the election, which prevented her from going public.

Trump’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen arranged for the fee through Clifford’s lawyer, Keith Davidson, the Journal reported.

Clifford had also been in discussions with the online magazine Slate, The New York Times reported Friday. Jacob Weisberg, editor-in-chief of the Slate Group, told the Occasions that Clifford had told him she had an liaison with Trump.

In a statement to the Journal, Cohen did not address his character in negotiating the supposed remittance but said Trump rejects any such relationship with Clifford. Clifford has previously disavowed an alleged tie-in with Trump. Cohen likewise mailed the Journal a statement — signed by “Stormy Daniels” — in which the actress rejected receiving “hush money” from Trump.

On Friday afternoon, the White House issued a statement calling the Journal’s story “old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly revoked prior to the election.”

Cohen too accused the Journal of perpetuating “a spurious narration for over a year.”

Just periods before the 2016 poll, the Journal published a narration be said that the National Enquirer — run by David Pecker, a fervid backer of Trump — had paid $150,000 to stillness former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal about a sexual relationship she supposedly had with Trump a decade ago.