Trump lawyer handled $1.6 million payoff for Republican donor

Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Facilitated Payment to Ex-Playboy Model Impregnated by Leading GOP Fundraiser From L.A.: Source

Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Facilitated Payment to Ex-Playboy Model Impregnated by Leading GOP Fundraiser From L.A.: Source

Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, helped negotiate the $1.6 million nondisclosure agreement between Broidy and the Playboy model previous year, according to two people familiar with the agreement.

"She alone decided that she did not want to continue with the pregnancy, and I offered to help her financially during this hard period", Broidy said in a statement following both reports.

Broidy in a statement to the Wall Street Journal confirmed the affair with the unnamed woman and that the woman informed him she had become pregnant. "She alone decided that she did not want to continue with the pregnancy and I offered to help her financially during this hard period".

A top Donald Trump donor and GOP official admitted to having an affair with a former Playboy model and giving her money - reportedly facilitated by President Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen - to terminate her pregnancy.

Investigators who raided Cohen's properties are said to have sought records of payments to two women who say they had an affair with Trump; materials connected to the 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape featuring Trump; recordings of Cohen's conversations with associates; attorney-client communications between Trump and Cohen; and Cohen's electronic devices and financial documents.

Michael Cohen, whose home and office were raided this week by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents searching in part for information about payoffs to women alleging sexual encounters with Trump, handled the matter on behalf of Broidy. "It is unfortunate that this personal matter between two consenting adults is the subject of national discussion just because of Michael Cohen's involvement", he said. According to The Times, Broidy and Nader pushed the White House to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and adopt an aggressive approach toward Iran and Qatar, as well as asked Trump to meet with the Emirati leader outside the White House.

Cohen and Davidson did not immediate respond to requests for comment.

The FBI raided Cohen's office, home and hotel on Monday. "We have not spoken since that time". The money will be paid to her in quarterly installments and the first installment was due on December 1, the Journal reported.

Broidy and Cohen were deputy finance chairmen of the Republican National Committee.

Broidy, a Los Angeles-based venture capitalist, has acknowledged the relationship, which he characterizes as "consensual".

Keith Davidson represented the woman who alleges she had a sexual relationship with Broidy.

The deal bears remarkable similarities to an agreement reached between Donald Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels that was signed by Cohen and Daniels, but not Trump. Both agreements had separate side letters that listed the real names of the parties, this person said.

McDougal, who says she had a 10-month affair with Trump in 2006 and 2007, sold the rights to her story to the parent company of the National Enquirer for $150,000 in August 2016.

Cohen set up the deal in late 2017, said sources familiar with the matter.

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