Donald Trump's personal lawyer has vociferously denied paying a porn star $164,000 to keep quiet about a sexual relationship with the now-president.
Donald Trump's lawyer arranged a payment of $130,000 in hush money to adult film performer Stormy Daniels (aka Stephanie Clifford) in October 2016, one month before the US presidential election, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
In a series of interviews in August and October 2016, Clifford alleges she had an affair with Trump following a meeting at a 2006 celebrity golf tournament, Slate Group Editor-in-Chief Jacob Weisberg told The New York Times. Come to the party, we're waiting for you.' And I was like, 'OMG it's Donald Trump!' Men like him scare me because they have so much power and this was way before his presidential nomination. Notably, Trump was already married to his third wife Melania during the time of reference.
Lewandowski argued that "factual errors" have been made "on many occasions" by outlets covering Trump, and reiterated that "Stormy" is on the record denying she received any payment from Cohen.
The Journal had previously reported that Daniels had been in talks with Good Morning America in 2016 to make an appearance. He also provided a letter, allegedly signed by Daniels, which denied any sexual or romantic relationship with Donald Trump.More news: Canada PM Justin Trudeau condemns attack on Muslim girl in Toronto
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The newspaper also published a photo of Clifford with Trump, which it said had been uploaded to her Myspace account in 2006.
Daniels said that the rumors are "completely false" in a statement that was signed by her and released by Cohen.
"This is now the second time that you are raising outlandish allegations against my client", Cohen added. Davidson declined to comment on the story, citing "attorney-client privilege".
White House too wasn't far behind when it came to rubbishing the report and blasted in a statement to The Guardian. "I don't have a way to get in touch with her", she said. Trump has repeatedly denied the women's stories, and the White House has said all of the president's accusers are lying.
In 2009, Daniels was encouraged to run for senate in Louisiana in an attempt to unseat Republican David Vitter.