Saturday, January 13, 2018

WSJ: Trump lawyer paid hush money to ex-porn star

According to the Wall Street Journal, an adult-film star was paid $130,000 by a lawyer for Donald Trump in the weeks before the 2016 election to not talk publicly about a sexual relationship with the then candidate. The lawyer, Michael Cohen, allegedly paid Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) to remain silent about an encounter at Lake Tahoe, California, in 2006, a year after Trump married his third wife, Melania.

Cohen has called himself Trump’s “fix-it man” and has become part of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election for his emails to Russian officials about a business project there.