In a observation to The Times, Michael Cohen mentioned he paid the $130,000 to Stormy Daniels with out the connivance of Mr. Trump or his entities, and used to be no longer compensated after the truth.
“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,” he mentioned in his observation. “The payment to Ms. Clifford was lawful, and was not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone.”
According to the Times, Mr. Cohen refused such follow-up questions as whether or not Mr. Trump knew of the payoff, whether or not there have been different payoffs, and why particularly this one used to be made.
Mr. Cohen has put out statements on behalf of each Mr. Trump and Ms. Clifford, each and every announcing the individual denied the affair.