Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

New report suggests Trump personally coordinated $130000 payment to adult film star

New report suggests Trump personally coordinated $130000 payment to adult film star

On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that not only did Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's lawyer, get his payment to Stormy Daniels flagged as suspicious by his bank, but that 45 might've played a role in facilitating the payment.

But per the WSJ report, after Trump won Cohen was complaining about how "he had yet to be reimbursed for the payment to Ms. Clifford".

According to the report, Cohen's $130,000 payment to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, set off red flags with his bank, First Republic, when a wire transfer was issued from a business account to the client-trust account of Keith Davidson, Daniels' lawyer.

The White House and Cohen have vehemently denied reports that Trump and Daniels had a year-long affair that started a few weeks after First Lady Melania gave birth to their son, Barron, in 2006.

Neither Cohen's bank nor Clifford's lawyer's bank commented to The Wall Street Journal.

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Alas, the clouds have yet to part on Donald Trump's Stormy Daniels controversy.

Waters also claimed a "disoriented " president is a risky thing for America after The Washington Post reported that the Trump administration's morale is an "all-time low" as the president is outraged by the negative coverage of the White House, including the controversy surrounding senior adviser Jared Kushner.

Some members of Congress have started to show interest in Cohen's payment to Daniels as it might have violated campaign-finance laws.

City National Bank launched its own inquiry into the transaction a year after it occurred, which one of the Journal's sources said was an unusual move. It isn't clear when First Republic reported it to the government as suspicious.

'As a matter of policy, we don't confirm or comment on inquiries from regulatory agencies or law enforcement, including subpoenas, ' City National told the Journal. If he did, Lieu and Rice charge that the Daniels payment would constitute an illegal campaign contribution that should've been reported to the Federal Election Commission.

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