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Giuliani Says Trump Repaid His Lawyer For Stormy Daniels Payment

Rudy Giuliani, one of the president's lawyers, also said President Trump knew of the transaction but didn't know the specifics.
Posted at 11:50 PM, May 02, 2018

President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani says Trump reimbursed his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, for a payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, says she and Trump had an affair in 2006. Then 10 years later, she says Cohen paid her $130,000 to keep quiet about the alleged affair during the presidential campaign. Cohen has said the president didn't know anything about the payment and that the allegations of an affair were false. The president also said he didn't know about the payment.

"That money was not campaign money," Giuliani told Sean Hannity on Fox News. "No campaign finance violation."

"They funneled it through a law firm," Hannity said.

"Funneled through a law firm, and then the president repaid it," Giuliani said.

Giuliani said Trump didn't know the specifics of the transfer but knew it was happening. That calls into question the original story from Trump and his team, including Cohen's claim that he paid Daniels out of his own pocket.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.