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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..... You have a good point there. Probably more to come in an effort to defuse any perjury traps in the event of an Mueller interview under oath.
“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.”
That’s all that Giuliani is saying here. Judging by the reaction on this forum so far, though, it will be easy for the Press to spin this into much more fantastic things.
Juanita broaddrick: The press largely ignores a RAPE that happened years ago
Stormy Daniels: consensual relationship years ago....nonstop 24/7 news
You are correct. This is a big nothing burger.
Bill Clinton aggravated rape: irrelevent!
There is nothing here. You do understand?
"...Cheaper to pay than defend even a false charge..."
Methinks this release of information was intentional.
Of course this is Faggot Drudge’s headline. Scum sucking lowlife.
had to be..makes no sense to even mention her name it had nothing to do with the subject matter he said it for a reason
Your complimenting Trump for sleeping with a porn star while his wife takes a break from child birth?
The President has denied he ever has an affair with this bimbo. No reason he would and every reason for some broke gutter snipe to claim he did.
This yahoo thing is a bit twisted. It’s assuming things that were never said.
For some reason it appears Trump is trying to get all the bad news out in the open. The criminality of election finance laws are very weak in this instance. I don’t think Trump is too worried about charges over this.
You don't know if Trump did or not.
Trump met with and had his picture taken with various people of different backgrounds throughout his colorful life.
This woman may have asked Trump to sleep with her and Trump told her to get bent. So now she's going to run with some story that she slept with Trump. And rather than fight her during the middle of a crucial election, Trump decided it was easier to pay her to shut up.
If Trump really slept with Daniels, why did she only ask for $130,000 to sign a non-disclosure form? Why not ask for maybe $5 million?
IMO this woman is a liar, probably has a dozen STDs, and was paid off by the DNC or Soros to violate her NDA.
ZERO proof the President ever had an affair with this porn scum. His attorney paying her to shut her yap during the election does not mean it ever happened.
For financial gain that was her best move.
from what Rudy told John Roberts what he meant was Trump paid Cohen for services rendered because he was his lawyer and Cohen did work for him he didn’t know exactly what work was done just that he did things for him if he had said that on Hannity this would have been a non story
Giuliani never mentioned the affair, simply that Trump repaid the $130K that Cohen sent to Stormy. It is pretty obvious(to me anyway) that Trump had the one night stand and knew about the hush money. This isn’t necessarily illegal though. IMO they are arguing plausible deniability that Trump was simply paying his attorney expenses for representing him with no particular knowledge of the preceding money trail.
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