Personal lawyer United States President Donald Trump admitted that he paid US $ 130 thousand to a porn star who had an affair with Trump. According to him, the money is his personal money.
To New The York Times, Michael Cohen said that he did not get any reimbursement for Stephanie Clifford's stage name, Stormy Daniels.
According to Cohen, the payment is legal but he refused to explain in more detail about why he paid the porn star. Cohen also refused to answer whether Trump knew about the payments.
"Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign are part of a deal with Ms. Clifford, nor do they reimburse, directly or indirectly, "Cohen said according to the Times as reported by AFP Wednesday (14/2/2018).
" Payment for Ms. Clifford is legal, and not a campaign contribution or campaign expenditure by anyone, " imbuh Trump's private lawyer.
Previously, US media have reported that the silent money was given a month before the US presidential election in November 2016, with the aim that Clifford not disclose his sex scandal with Trump.
Trump is just an ordinary citizen when sex with Clifford allegedly occurred in 2006 ago. At that time Trump had married Melania and his wife was only about three months giving birth to their son.
The payment for the porn star was first reported by the Wall Street Journal last month. But Cohen's statement to the New York Times was the first time he acknowledged a role in what he called a "private transaction."
Previously, Trump, through his lawyers and Clifford himself has denied ever having a relationship. But last month, In Touch celebrity magazine published an interview with Clifford in 2011. In the interview, the 38-year-old actress revealed details of her relationship with Trump. At that time, Clifford said that he met Trump at a celebrity golf tournament in 2006 and then had sex with him. According to him, the relationship with Trump takes about a year.
(ita / ita)