Shocker: Trump’s Lawyer said he paid $130,000 as Settlement to Porn Star

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, told the New York Times Tuesday he paid $130,000 of his own money to a porn star who claimed she’d had an affair with the president.

Mr. Cohen said that he was not reimbursed for the payment to the actress Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.

The Times claim that Cohen told them the payment was legal, though he declined to give details such as why he made it.

“Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly,” Cohen said, according to the Times.

“The payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone.”

The US media is awash with reports that the payment was made one month before the November 2016 election to put a lid on the liaison.

Trump was a private citizen when the 2006 sexual encounter with Clifford allegedly took place, but he was married at the time and his wife, Melania, had given birth to their son less than four months earlier.

Trump, through his lawyers, and Clifford, 38, have both denied anything ever went on between them.

However, In Touch magazine published a 2011 interview with Daniels last month in which she expounds at length and in detail on their relationship and what she described as their “textbook generic” sex.

The president has yet to tweet on this latest development.

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