Laura Ingraham Baffled By Rudy Giuliani's Admission Trump Repaid Stormy Daniels Money
- Author: Rogelio Becker May 03, 2018,
May 03, 2018, 9:32
Donald Trump reimbursed his long-time lawyer Michael Cohen over a US$130,000 payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels, former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Wednesday (May 2), appearing to contradict the president's own statements on the matter.
"That money was not campaign money, sorry", Giuliani said.
"I wish the American people could get to know [Hicks]; she's one of the nicest human beings you're ever going to meet".
"That money was not campaign money, sorry", Giuliani added. "No campaign finance violation". "Rudy just goes on with Hannity and says 'Oh no, he reimbursed them'".
"Funneled through a law firm, and then the president repaid it", Giuliani said. The addition of Giuliani came following the departure of Trump's former lawyer John Dowd.
Cohen and Trump have said the payment was made without Trump's knowledge and Cohen has insisted he used his own money to pay Daniels in the weeks before the 2016 election.
"For several weeks Ty Cobb has been discussing his retirement and last week he let Chief of Staff Kelly know he would retire at the end of this month", she said. He "i$3 nsists his remarks on FNC were approved by Trump", Costa tweeted.
Trump was asked in April aboard Air Force One about whether he knew about the payment, and simply said, "No".
Giuliani elaborated on the matter in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, telling the newspaper Trump was "probably not aware" of the payment at the time it was made, having given Cohen broad "discretion to solve these".
"Remember October 2016, hardly will recall any of that in detail".
"I was talking about the $130,000 payment, the settlement payment, which is a very regular thing for lawyers to do", Giulani told Hannity.
Cohen has also claimed that he paid Daniels out of his own pocket and was never repaid.
Daniels claims she had sex with Trump in 2006, months after his third wife gave birth to his youngest child. "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".
The cheerleading squad's director denied that the women were forced to go on the trip, and the team said in a statement that "each Redskin cheerleader is contractually protected to ensure a safe and constructive environment".
Daniels is also suing Cohen, but a federal judge granted a 90-day delay in that lawsuit last week due to concerns that Cohen likely faces a criminal indictment after FBI agents raided his home, hotel room and law offices as part of a criminal fraud investigation.
Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti reacted swiftly to the revelation, calling out the USA president over his "lies". "I am stunned and speechless".