Trump Makes First Remarks on Stormy Daniels Payment

President denies knowing his lawyer paid her $130K
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 5, 2018 4:38 PM CDT
Trump: I Didn't Know About Payment to Stormy Daniels
This image released by CBS News shows Stormy Daniels during an interview with Anderson Cooper.   (CBS News/60 Minutes via AP)

A rare thing happened aboard Air Force One Thursday—President Trump answered questions on the thorny topic of Stormy Daniels. The big takeaway: The president denied knowing about a $130,000 payment his personal attorney paid to the adult-film star to keep quiet about an alleged affair she had with Trump, reports the New York Times. The Washington Post has the brief exchange between the president and reporters:

  • Reporter: “Did you know about the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels?”
  • Trump: "No."
  • Reporter: “Then why did Michael Cohen make it, if there was no truth to her allegations?”
  • Trump: “You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen. Michael’s my attorney, and you’ll have to ask Michael.”
  • Reporter: “Do you know where he got the money to make that payment?”
  • Trump: "No. I don’t know.”
  • Reporter: “Did you ever set up a fund of money that he could pull from?”
  • Trump: He ignored that last question.
(More Stormy Daniels stories.)

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