The former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani came forward with a new revelation in the Stormy Daniels affair with Trump. Giuliani appeared on Fox News and said Trump repaid his personal attorney Michael Cohen the $130,000 he paid her to keep quiet about the affair.
<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"> Giuliani says Trump repaid Cohen the $130,000 used as hush money for Stormy Daniels <a href="https://t.co/pqNtZthgwf">pic.twitter.com/pqNtZthgwf</a></p>— Jon Passantino (@passantino) <a href="https://twitter.com/passantino/status/991856728454123520?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 3, 2018</a></blockquote>
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The news that Trump repaid Cohen for the $130,000 payment comes from Giuliani, an influential figure in the Trump campaign who recently rejoined the president's legal team to negotiate an end to the Mueller investigation into alleged collusion with Russia. Giuliani told Fox News' Sean Hannity that the payment was "perfectly legal" and was "not campaign money". This means the payment arrangement did not violate any campaign finance laws.
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"Funneled through a law firm, and the president repaid it," Giuliani said in the interview. "He didn’t know about the specifics of it as far as I know, but he did know about the general arrangement, that Michael would take care of things like this." Giuliani continued to clarify saying, "That was money that was paid by his lawyer, the way I would do, out of his law firm funds or whatever funds, it doesn’t matter. The president reimbursed that over a period of several months."
Hannity reminded Giuliani that he "distinctly" remembered that Cohen made the payment of his own volition and did not discuss it with Trump. Giuliani replies, "That was money that was paid by his lawyer, the way I would do, out of his law firm funds or whatever funds, it doesn’t matter. The president reimbursed that over a period of several months. The fact is, just trust me, they’re going to come up with no violation there. The payment was perfectly legal, all documented."
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Cohen previously claimed to have made the payment out of his own pocket and Trump admitted that Cohen represented him in the arrangement with Daniels but he didn't know about the payment. Daniels, who took the payment and signed a non-disclosure agreement, is now suing Cohen for defamation and she is suing Trump for.. what exactly? She is suing Trump and claiming the NDA is void because Trump never personally signed the document? Apparently, the FBI thought the agreement was important enough that they raided Cohen's offices last month searching for records related to the payment to Daniels. I've got a question for Miss Daniels, what did you spend the $130,000 on?
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