Rudy Giuliani says President Donald Trump reimbursed his attorney with $130,000 for hush agreement with, adult film star, Stormy Daniels

by Myra E.

Former Mayor of New York, Rudy Giuliani claimed on Wednesday that President Donald Trump repaid his personal attorney Micheal Cohen a sum of $130,000 to keep adult film star, Stormy Daniels, quiet.

Stormy Daniels

Trump has previously denied knowledge of the payment to Stormy Daniels. (Image source: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Stormy Daniels

Giuliani said that Trump knew what he would say in the Fox interview. (Image source: Twitter/Sharon Waxman)

Donald trump repaid $130,000 to Cohen in order to keep Stormy Daniels quiet, says Rudy Giuliani. (Image source: Twitter/Kyle Griffin)

The shocking claims were made in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. Giuliani said that the payment was going to turn out to be completely legal and no campaign finance laws had been broken as the money was not campaign money. He said that the money was funnelled through Cohen’s law firm and repaid by the president.

John Dingell comments of Giuliani’s claim that Donald trump repaid $130,000 to Cohen for Stormy Daniels hush agreement. (Image source: Twitter/John Dingell)

Image source: Twitter/Sean Hannity

When recently asked about the payment on Air Force One, President Trump denied having any knowledge of it. He directed the questions towards his attorney saying, “You’ll have to ask Micheal Cohen – Micheal’s my attorney”.

Cohen has admitted that he made the payment personally, out of his own pocket and neither the Trump Organisation nor the Trump Campaign paid him. Cohen also clarified that both organisations did not directly or indirectly reimburse him in any way. That statement ruled out President Trump paying him back, up until now. Now it’s Rudy’s word against Cohen’s.

Stormy Daniels

Adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels allegedly had sexual relations with the president. (Image source: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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In an interview with Fox News, the Special Assistant to the President & Deputy Press Secretary, Hogan Gidley, responded to the news by stating that ‘we have nothing to say about it’. He reiterated several times that since the case was ongoing legislation, questions would have to be directed to the president’s outside counsel.

Stormy Daniels in her interview with Anderson Cooper. (Image source: CBS via Getty Images)

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels appears during an autograph signing in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Image source: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Later in the interview, Guiliani said the the re-payment was made over several months. He also added that the president did not know exactly where the finances were being spent but they were given to Cohen to handle ‘things like this’.

Guiliani said that Trump only became aware of the exact nature of the payments after the case became public and Cohen’s office and house were raided by the FBI. He claimed that the payments were completed in 2017, before the exhaustion of Daniels’ non-disclosure agreement.

President Trump recently hired Giuliani to join his legal team. (Image source: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Michael Cohen, a personal attorney for President Trump, said that he had made the payment out of his own pocket. (Image source: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’ attorney tweeted about the revelations saying, “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 added that “Every American, regardless of their politics should be outraged.”

He also called Trump a blatant liar and said that his team would not rest until justice was served. Avenatti also told CNN that he was ‘stunned and speechless’ at Giuliani’s comments.

Image source: Twitter/Michael Avenatti

mage source: Twitter/Michael Avenatti

Giuliani joined Trump’s legal team nearly two weeks ago to aid in the on-going Mueller case regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election. Giuliani’s comments may have put the president in some trouble now as knowledge campaign finance laws constitutes a crime.

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The Guardian’s Matt Seaton was correct to point out that Giuliani, who is a ‘former prosecutor, NYC mayor, and commercial lawyer’ would not have made the statements that he made mistakenly or unintentionally. There is likely to be a ‘well-defined strategy’ behind his move.

Image source: Twitter/Matt Seaton



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