Trump reimbursed lawyer's $130000 payment to Stormy Daniels

According to Giuliani, the payment by Cohen to Daniels was not from campaign funds, but part of a "general arrangement that Michael would take care of things like this" and that Trump "didn't know about the specifics". "I knew how much money Donald Trump put into that campaign".

"It's not campaign money".

The sum was wired to Daniels just days before the November 2016 presidential election, and there had been suggestions Cohen could have fallen foul of campaign finance laws because it represented a contribution aimed at preventing negative press from arising. "They funneled through a law firm and the president repaid", Giuliani said.

The admission was made to conservative host Sean Hannity who had landed an exclusive interview with the recent addition to the Trump legal team. The addition of Giuliani came following the departure of Trump's former lawyer John Dowd.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment about Mr Giuliani's claim. He said his remarks on Hannity were approved by Trump.

Last month on Air Force One, Trump said he didn't know about the $130,000 payment his personal attorney made to Daniels, issuing a firm denial in his first public comments about the adult-film actress who alleges she had an affair with him. Asked by reporters on 5 April while on board the official presidential jet whether he knew of the $130,000 payment, he bluntly replied: "No".

"Remember October 2016, hardly will recall any of that in detail".

"I love Rudy, but they better have an explanation for that", Ingraham said.

Cohen has said he paid Daniels out of his own pocket and wasn't reimbursed by the Trump Organization, the president's company, or by the Trump campaign.

Daniels claims she had sex with Trump in 2006, months after his third wife Melania gave birth to their son, Barron. I said, "Well, that's how he's repaying it, with a little profit and a little margin for paying taxes for Michael. The payments are perfectly legal".

Federal investigators are looking into Cohen's business dealings, including the $130,000 payment. "I am stunned and speechless".

"We predicted months ago that it would be proven that the American people had been lied to as to the $130k payment and what Mr. Trump knew, when he knew it and what he did in connection with it", he wrote on Twitter. "They weren't putting a gun to our heads, but it was mandatory for us to go", one cheerleader told the Times.

The source of the130,000 payment is at the center of several legal disputes involving Mr. Trump, Mr. Cohen and Ms. Clifford.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani sent a warning to special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday: stay away from Ivanka Trump.

"This is like petty cash [to Trump]", Giuliani said.

But wait, the President didn't know about.

Comey and Trump have had a tumultuous relationship following Comey's firing.

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