It has been over a month since the scandal about the alleged affair between President Donald Trump and adult film actress Stormy Daniels broke out.
Since news of Trump’s infidelity surfaced, it also became known that Michael D. Cohen, the president’s lawyer, had paid the massive amount of $130,000 to Daniels so she would stay quiet about the affair.
For some time, there were no comments from Trump’s side on the matter, that is until Cohen finally confessed that the money for the porn star came out of his pocket, well make that his bank account.
Mr. Cohen has been working alongside the brash billionaire and his organization for many years now.
He also admitted he had not received any financial help from Trump over the Daniels case.
The attorney explained the payment for Daniels was not meant to be related to the presidential campaign in any matter, and it could not be linked to the Trump Organization either directly or indirectly.
He stated: “I am Mr. Trump’s longtime special counsel, and I have proudly served in that role for more than a decade. In a private transaction in 2016, I used my own personal funds to make a payment of $130,000 to Ms. Stephanie Clifford. Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly.”
Earlier, it was reported that Daniels received the hush money to keep the secret about her supposed sexual relationship with Trump, which allegedly occurred right after Melania Trump gave birth to Barron, who is now 11 years old.
Earlier this year, an old 2011 interview with Daniels was republished by In Touch magazine. In the past excerpt, the porn star talks in great detail about her romantic involvement with the billionaire mogul.
Daniels did not stand behind her words from 2011, and in a new statement made this year, she claimed that the story about the affair with Trump had been made up.
So far, Cohen has not confirmed the affair and representatives from the White House also fiercely denied every rumor related to it.
Daniels’ attorney claimed that she would speak on the matter soon.