In a series of early posts on Twitter, US President Donald Trump confirmed today that he reimbursed his personal lawyer the USD 130,000 he had given to adult film star Stormy Daniels days before the 2016 election to buy her silence over an alleged affair with the then presidential candidate.
In his fullest account to date regarding the payment to Daniels, Donald Trump acknowledged the non-disclosure agreement with her to ensure her silence about what she has called a one-night stand with Trump in 2006. Trump also forcefully denied the affair.
The agreement was used to stop the false and extortionist accusations made by her about an affair despite already having signed a detailed letter admitting that there was no affair,” Trump said.
Speaking on Fox News yesterday, Giuliani said the reimbursement to Cohen was “not campaign money” and that the payment was “perfectly legal.”
Daniels discussed her 2006 encounter with Mr Trump in an interview with CBS News’ 60 Minutesthat was broadcast in March.
Mr Avenatti has said that appearance did not violate the agreement because Mr Trump had not signed the contract.