Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Tries to Silence Adult Film Star Stormy Daniels – NBC News 2


MONTH BEFORE THE ELECTION NBC'S PETER ALEXANDER HAS THE DETAILS

>> Reporter: TONIGHT FOR THE PRESIDENT'S LAWYER, A STUNNING ADMISSION, MICHAEL COHEN ACKNOWLEDGING IN A STATEMENT HE USED HIS OWN PERSONAL FUNDS TO FACILITATE A PAYMENT OF $130,000 TO ADULT FILM STAR STORMY DANIELS WHO'S REPORTED TO HAVE CLAIMED A SEXUAL ENCOUNTER WITH MR TRUMP MORE THAN A DECADE AGO DID THE PRESIDENT KNOW ABOUT THE PAYMENT? WAS IT HIS MONEY? TONIGHT, THE WHITE HOUSE ISN'T SAYING COHEN INSISTS "NEITHER THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION NOR THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN WAS A PARTY TO THE TRANSACTION" "AND NEITHER REIMBURSED ME FOR THE PAYMENT

" THE STATEMENT NOTABLY DOES NOT ADDRESS WHETHER DONALD TRUMP, HIS CLIENT OR ANYBODY ELSE MADE THE PAYMENT OR REIMBURSED COHEN DANIELS IN RECENT WEEKS PUBLICLY COY ABOUT IT >> DO YOU HAVE A NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENT? >> DO I? >> Reporter: NOW UNRESTRAINED AT LEAST ACCORDING TO HER MANAGER WHO TELLED THE "ASSOCIATED PRESS" DANIELS BELIEVES SHE'S FREE TO TELL HER STORY AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S LAWYER TOLD HIS DANIELS' MANAGER SAYING THE ADULT FILM STAR BELIEVES MICHAEL COHEN INVALIDATED THEIR NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENT BY PUBLICLY DISCUSSING A SECRET AGREEMENT COMES AFTER A WATCHDOG GROUP FILED A FEDERAL ELECTION COMPLAINT ALLEGING THE PAYMENT COULD QUALIFY AS AN IN-KIND CONTRIBUTION VIOLATING CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW IF IT WAS INTENDED TO KEEP DANIELS QUIET

>> IF MICHAEL COHEN PAID THIS SETTLEMENT TO TRY TO KEEP A STORY OUT OF THE NEWS IN THE CLOSING DAYS OF THE ELECTION, THAT TEES UP AN INVESTIGATION FROM THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION OR THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE AND COHEN ALWAYS DENIED MR TRUMP HAD ANY SEXUAL ENCOUNTER WITH DANIELS TONIGHT, NO COMMENT FROM THE FIRST LADY WHO SPENT PART OF THIS VALENTINE'S DAY VISITING SIX CHILDREN LEFT UNANSWERED TONIGHT, WHY PAY STORMY DANIELS ANYTHING? MICHAEL COHEN DESCRIBES IT AS AN ACT OF LOYALTY TELLING NBC NEWS OF THOSE ALLEGATIONS JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING

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