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Another Trump Lawyer Was Involved In The Stormy Daniels Legal Battle

A Trump Organization lawyer was listed on documents filed last month in an effort to keep an adult film star from talking about her alleged affair.
Posted at 8:21 AM, Mar 15, 2018

A second lawyer was reportedly involved in a legal battle between President Donald Trump and adult film star Stephanie Clifford, better known by her stage name Stormy Daniels. 

CNN reports Jill Martin was listed as the attorney representing EC LLC on a "demand for arbitration" document filed in February.

"EC LLC" stands for Essential Consultants, and it's the company Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen used to facilitate a $130,000 hush money payment to Clifford in 2016. Cohen previously said neither the Trump Organization nor the campaign were involved in the transaction.

But according to her California bar listing, Martin is affiliated with the Trump Organization, and her address is listed as the Trump National Golf Club Los Angeles. It's unknown if Martin had any involvement in the legal battle before the arbitration filing, which she reportedly worked on "in a private capacity."

Earlier this week, Clifford said she's willing to return the money if it means she can talk about her alleged affair with Trump, which she says took place in 2006. Trump has repeatedly denied her claims. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN