WASHINGTON (AP) President Donald Trump acknowledged today he repaid his personal lawyer for hush money given to porn actress Stormy Daniels after claiming previously he didnt know about the payments. But the money, paid just before the 2016 election to stifle her claims of an affair, had nothing to do with the campaign, the president tweeted.
Trumps tweets outlining the arrangement came after Rudy Giuliani, one of his attorneys, said Wednesday that Trump reimbursed his other attorney Michael Cohen for $130,000 paid to Daniels. During an appearance on Fox News Channels Hannity, Giuliani said the money to repay Cohen had been funneled … through the law firm and the president repaid it.
Asked if Trump knew about the arrangement, Giuliani said: He didnt 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, like I take care of things like this for my clients. I dont burden them with every single thing that comes along. These are busy people.