Trump Breaks Silence On Stormy Daniels

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump broke his long self-imposed silence on the controversy surrounding his alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, in a gaggle on Air Force One.

Trump claimed he did not know his personal lawyer Michael Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 in order to bind her to a non-disclosure agreement, which barred her from speaking about the affair in the future. The president also claimed that he did not authorize the payment to Daniels.

“You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen. Michael is my attorney. You’ll have to ask Michael,” Trump said of the payment.

Cohen paid Daniels days before the 2016 presidential election on October 28, 2016. The NDA and the payment later was revealed by The Wall Street Journal in January 2018.

Daniels later granted an interview to CBS’s “60 minutes” in which she described the affair in vivid detail.