Trump's Personal Attorney Complained About Lack of Reimbursement for Porn Star Payment

Trump's Longtime Lawyer Says He Paid Stormy Daniels Out of His Own Pocket

Trump's Longtime Lawyer Says He Paid Stormy Daniels Out of His Own Pocket

At some point after President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, wired $130,000 to adult film actress Stephanie Clifford (whose stage name is Stormy Daniels), the bank he used flagged the transaction and reported it to the Treasury Department, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

In a new Wall Street Journal report about the Daniels payoff, sources tell the publication that "after Mr. Trump's victory, Mr. Cohen complained to friends that he had yet to be reimbursed for the payment to [Daniels]".

That occurred after Cohen apparently missed two deadlines earlier in October 2016 to make the transaction to Clifford because he couldn't get in touch with Trump in the days leading up to the election. He said in the statement that neither entity reimbursed him for the payment.

Mr. Cohen had said last month that he had "facilitated" the payment using his own funds, that the deal was a private transaction and that it didn't violate any laws.

Reached by CBS News, the Treasury Department would neither confirm nor deny that the transaction had been flagged.

The Journal noted that the lengthy lag between the payment and that inquiry is unusual and suggests the bank received information that made it review the matter.

"We might also inquire of Stormy Daniels about Trump's mental state since she has observed him up close". The extensive interview was not published until January because Cohen had threatened to sue the magazine, according to reports. Representatives for Daniels did not respond to emailed questions. The awkward interview featured plenty of jabs at Trump, including Kimmel pulling out dolls that resembled both Daniels and the president.

Advocacy group Common Cause filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, asking for an investigation into whether the payment to Daniels violated election law.

"If this article is true, it shows Cohen coordinated with @realDonaldTrump or his campaign". He also said the payment to Clifford was "not a campaign contribution or a campaign expenditure by anyone". The project was abruptly cancelled after concerns were raised about a US presidential candidate making real estate ventures in a foreign adversary's capital.

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