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Rudy Giuliani: Trump repaid Cohen $130,000 for payment to porn star Stormy Daniels

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Rudy Giuliani: Trump repaid Cohen $130,000 for payment to porn star Stormy Daniels

Rudy Giuliani: Trump repaid Cohen $130,000 for payment to porn star Stormy Daniels

However, former New York mayor Giuliani, who recently joined Trump’s legal team, said the money was funnelled through a law firm and repaid by Trump.

The payment was “perfectly legal” he said during an interview with Fox News. “That money was not campaign money: sorry, I’m giving you a fact now that you don’t know, it’s not campaign money… No campaign finance violation.”

Giuliani said Trump did not know about the specifics of the arrangement, but added, “he did know about the general arrangement, that Michael would take care of things like this, like I take care of things like this for my clients.

“I don’t burden them with every single thing that comes along. These are busy people.”

Giuliani’s comments showed Trump had “blatantly lied,” Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti said online.

“We predicted months ago that it would be proven that the American people had been lied to as to the $130k payment and what Mr Trump knew, when he knew it and what he did in connection with it,” Avenatti tweeted.

“Every American, regardless of their politics, should be outraged by what we have now learned. Mr. Trump stood on AF1 [Air Force One] and blatantly lied. This followed the lies told by others close to him, including Mr Cohen. This should never be acceptable in our America. We will not rest until justice is served,” he added.

The White House denies that Trump had any sexual relationship with Daniels.

The actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, went public several months ago with details of an alleged affair she had with the president in 2006.

She then filed a lawsuit in an attempt to void an agreement under which she was paid 130,000 dollars shortly before the 2016 presidential election. She says it was hush money to keep the affair quiet.

That lawsuit was put on hold by a judge on Friday while Cohen faces a separate criminal investigation. However, on Monday Avenatti said she had filed a separate defamation lawsuit against Trump for calling her a liar.

The suit refers to comments made by Trump in a tweet about a composite sketch of a man Daniels says threatened her to keep quiet about the affair.

Trump tweeted that the sketch was of a “non-existent man” and Clifford’s claims were a “total con job.”

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