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Trump lawyer brokered $130,000 payment to porn actress, report says

Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, brokered a $130,000 payment to an adult film actress to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, the Wall Street Journal reported. (Associated Press)
Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, brokered a $130,000 payment to an adult film actress to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, the Wall Street Journal reported. (Associated Press)

President Trump’s personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn actress to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, according to a report Friday in the Wall Street Journal.

Trump met Stephanie Clifford, whose goes by the name Stormy Daniels in films, at a golf event in 2006, a year after Trump's marriage to his wife, Melania, according to the the Journal. Clifford began talking with ABC News in the fall of 2016 for a story involving an alleged relationship with Trump, but reached a $130,000 deal a month before the election, which prevented her from going public, the newspaper said.

Trump's longtime attorney Michael Cohen arranged for the payment through Clifford's lawyer, Keith Davidson, the Journal reported.

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