President Donald Trump’s new personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani told Sean Hannity Wednesday night that POTUS personally reimbursed Michael Cohen for the $130,000 payment he made to porn actress Stormy Daniels.
Giuliani’s admission essentially kills the idea the payment was financed by the Trump campaign, but calls into question comments Trump has made regarding said payment.
“It’s going to turn out to be perfectly legal. That money was not campaign money,” the former New York City mayor told Hannity. “Sorry, I’m giving you a fact now that you may not know. It’s not campaign money. No campaign finance violation.”
“They funneled it through a law firm?” Hannity clarified.
“They funneled through a law firm and the president repaid it,” Giuliani confirmed.
“I know how much money he put into that campaign and I said 130,000, they could do a couple of checks for 130,000. When I heard Cohen’s retainer of $35,000 when he was doing no work for the president. I said that’s how he’s repaying.”
When asked if he believed POTUS knew the specifics of why he was reimbursing Cohen, Giuliani offered “he didn’t know about the specifics of it, as far as I know, but he did know Michael would take care of things like this.”
“I take care of things like this for my clients. I don’t burden them with every single thing that comes along.”
The president has previously stated that he was never aware of the payment Cohen made to Daniels.