Trump Lawyer Arranged $130000 In Hush Money For Porn Star

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The Wall Street Journal Friday reported that President Trump's longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, arranged to pay a porn star $130,000 before the 2016 presidential election to buy her silence about a sexual encounter she had with Donald Trump.

In October 2016, The Smoking Gun reported on Trump's alleged relationship with Clifford, including a photo of the two together posted on Clifford's MySpace page.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is a former adult-film star who allegedly had a sexual encounter with Trump. Trump married Melania Trump in 2005.

A White House official declined to comment to the Journal about the payment, but said that the allegations of the interaction between Trump and Clifford were "old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election". This reportedly was after she and her lawyer negotiated a nondisclosure agreement to prevent her from publicly discussing the supposed sexual encounter with the billionaire businessman. He said both the president and Clifford have "vehemently" denied a sexual relationship.

"This is now the second time that you are raising outlandish allegations against my client", Cohen continued. "You have attempted to perpetuate this false narrative for over a year; a narrative that has been consistently denied by all parties since at least 2011", Cohen added.

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These triggered the resignation of education secretary Justine Greening and were branded a "lacklustre PR exercise" by Labour . He read politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) at Oxford University , where he was president of the Oxford Union.

Cohen didn't comment on the alleged pay-off, although he did tell the paper that "President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. Daniels".

Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels appears during an autograph signing for Wicked Pictures at the 2012 AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas on January 20, 2012. When he was asked about the accusations during the final presidential debate, Trump said that the stories were "totally false" and that his accusers "want either fame or her [Hillary Clinton's] campaign did it". "She didn't respond to requests for comment", the Wall Street Journal reported.

Two sources at ABC News told CNN that Daniels was in touch with producers at ABC's "Good Morning America" in the fall of 2016 about a potential interview and was prepared to discuss Trump.

Earlier this week, Mr Cohen filed defamation lawsuits against the opposition research firm Fusion GPS and the news outlet BuzzFeed over a dossier, published by BuzzFeed, that laid out Mr Trump's potential ties to Russian Federation and included salacious claims about Mr Trump's sexual history. Clifford was one of the most popular adult actresses in the country when she met Mr. Trump in 2006 at a golf championship in Nevada.

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