Donald Trump Breaks His Silence on Stormy Daniels, Hush Money

06 April, 2018, 02:12 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not know about a $130,000 payment made to the adult film actress Stormy Daniels for her silence, his first public acknowledgment of the scandal surrounding an alleged sexual affair that has plagued him for months.

He has accused Daniels of breaching a non disclosure agreement.

"Michael Cohen is my attorney, you'll have to ask him", Trump said.

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Trump's denial of any knowledge of the payment could help Stormy Daniels's argument that her NDA is invalid, according to legal experts who say the contract language require's Trump assent. McDougal, who sold the rights to her story about Trump to the publisher of the National Enquirer, said she felt poorly represented by Davidson in the agreements.

"You'll have to ask Michael Cohen", Trump said. "You'll have to ask Michael".

Fortunately, the reporter in the above clip never asked Trump about Stormy's claim that she spanked the real estate mogul with a copy of Forbes.

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The ethics official said the arrangement was consistent with federal ethics regulations because Pruitt paid "market value" for it. Asked about his support for Pruitt on Tuesday, the president told reporters , "I hope he's going to be great".

Mr Blakely also argued that Ms Clifford accepted the $130,000 and did not dispute the agreement for 16 months even though Mr Trump had not signed it. Such details were edited out of Daniels' interview, according to her lawyer, due to CBS being a conservative network.

In response to Trump's Thursday comments, Clifford's attorney, Michael Avenatti, said his client's case "just got that much better".

The payment came in conjunction with a nondisclosure agreement Daniels signed that was created to prevent her from speaking about the alleged sexual encounter.

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In her follow-up report, titled "Subject: [WHCA Print] [WHCA Pool] Out-of-town pool report #10", Ballhaus wrote that President Trump left Air Force One at 4:52 p.m., with Marine One going "wheels up" at 4:55 p.m. "As history teaches us, it is one thing to deceive the press and quite another to do so under oath".

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