Skip to comments.Giuliani: Trump repaid Cohen $130K for payment to porn star
Posted on 05/02/2018 8:52:23 PM PDT by Angels27
In a startling revelation, President Donald Trump's new lawyer said Wednesday that Trump repaid his personal attorney $130,000 in a deal made just before the 2016 election to keep porn star Stormy Daniels quiet about her tryst with the president, directly contradicting Trump's past statements about the hush money.
During an appearance on Fox News Channel's "Hannity," Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the money to repay Michael Cohen had been "funneled ... through the law firm and the president repaid it."
Asked if Trump knew about the arrangement, Giuliani said: "He didn't know about the specifics of it, as far as I know. But he did know about the general arrangement, that Michael would take care of things like this, like I take care of things like this for my clients. I don't burden them with every single thing that comes along. These are busy people." Trump told reporters several weeks ago that he didn't know about the payment to Daniels as part of a non-disclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election.
Asked aboard Air Force One whether he knew about the payment, Trump said flatly: "No." Trump also said he didn't know why Cohen had made the payment or where he got the money.
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And he has a lovely, beautiful wife. Why would risk losing her because of a skanky porn star?
Cheaper to pay than defend even false charge. Do not ever assume when it comes to allegations.
hush money isn’t necessarily an admission of guilt. he probably just didn’t want her lies to break just before the election. in fact, if he had done it, the charge would have been a hell of a lot more than $130k.
Nobody said he did. The cheap price of $130,000 says she was a annoyance
People like him are probably used to people trying anything. To Trump 130k is pocket change - cheaper to pay it than deal with the pig.
Obviously, Mueller already knew that Cohen had been repaid by Trump. So Rudy’s exposing it now, prevents Mueller from using this issue as a perjury trap later.
Giuliani said there was nothing illegal about the transaction. Giuliani said he does the same for his own clients.
It’s time for nervous Nellie’s to chill.
Wow, Trump committed a Non-Crime, Wow.
..... If the President participated in an alleged felonious act, if indeed this is, then he could very well be in deep legal excrement. Well ... We now know what the next hundred or so news cycles will be about.
He had Cohen on a retainer and asked him to handle it. I would say President Trump did not know the details or the amount. As to payment it was probably all handled through the monthly retainer fees. In fact Trump may not have even written the checks.
His new attorney just violated the number one ethics rule for lawyers. Trump is not being served well.
“Not good at all.”
Take a Xanax Sweetie....
Trumps attorney paid this lady 130,000 through his personal account.
Exactly. The Stormy bomb is now defused.
Hey Yahoo, so freakin’ what.
I speak only for me, but I bet there are many who say the same thing.
To tell the truth, after my daughter was born, I did not feel like being cozy. Barron was only months old. And President Trump is a very considerate man. So, again, who cares, except the perverts from the press.
It’s called blackmail and extortion
You assume too much. Actually, too damn much.
Stormy Daniels is old news. The country has moved on.
Not true at all. Stormy is over.
War is on. To imply Rudy made a slip on a recorded show is asinine.
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