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Stormy Daniels: Trump lawyer admits paying porn star

Michael Cohen, pictured arriving to an interview by the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2017

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The newspaper says Mr Cohen declined to respond to why the “private transaction” used to be made

The long-term private lawyer of US President Donald Trump has admitted privately paying an grownup movie star $130,000 (£95,000) in 2016, in a commentary to the New York Times.

It follows US media reviews that the actress referred to as Stormy Daniels used to be paid to signal an settlement preventing her discussing an alleged affair.

She first mentioned she had a dating with Mr Trump in a 2011 interview.

The lawyer has prior to now mentioned Mr Trump “vehemently denies” it happened.

“Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford [Stephanie Gregory Clifford, her real name], and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly,” Michael D. Cohen said in a statement to The New York Times.

He mentioned he advised the Federal Election Commission the similar after a watchdog team filed a criticism concerning the fee serving as an “in-kind” political contribution to Mr Trump’s marketing campaign.

“The payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone,” Mr Cohen mentioned.

In a 2011 interview with InContact mag, the actress said she began a sexual relationship with Mr Trump in 2006, in a while after Melania Trump gave beginning to his son Barron.

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Porn actress Stormy Daniels alleged in 2011 that she had an affair with Mr Trump in 2006

The reviews re-emerged in January when the Wall Street Journal reported that she was paid to sign a non-disclosure agreement in the run up to the 2016 election.

Ms Clifford used to be believed to be in dialogue with US media about an look to talk about Mr Trump on the time, the record mentioned.

The New York Times newspaper mentioned Mr Cohen declined to respond to questions about why the fee used to be made, and if Mr Trump knew about it.

In January, Stormy Daniels launched a commentary denying having an affair with Mr Trump.

She has since made public and tv appearances the place she has refused to immediately solution questions on it.

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