Scandal: Trump’s lawyer confirms paying porn girl

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President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer has disclosed that he paid $130,000 of his own money to a porn star who once said she had an affair with Trump.

The long-time Trump attorney, Michael Cohen, said he was not reimbursed for the payment to the actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford and who goes by the stage name of Stormy Daniels.

Cohen said the payment was legal but declined to give details as to why he made it or if Trump was aware of the payment at the time.

According to him “Neither Trump Organization nor Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly”. ‘Sic’

He added that the payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or campaign expenditure by anyone.”

Meanwhile, reports have said the payment was made one month before the November 2016 election to keep the liaison quiet.

Trump was a private citizen when the 2006 sexual encounter with Clifford allegedly took place; he was married at the time and his wife Melania had given birth to their son less than four months earlier.

The disclosure marked the first time Cohen acknowledged playing a role in what he termed a “private transaction.” on behalf of Donald Trump.

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