The President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has broken his silence over the allegation that he slept with actress Stormy Daniels. The President in his defence, insisted that he did not pay her $130,000 hush money.
Trump offered a flat “no” when asked if he knew about the payment that was made by his lawyer shortly before the 2016 election.
The actress whose real name is Stephanie Clifford claims it was money paid to cover up a tryst more than a decade ago.
Trump’s long-time lawyer Michael Cohen has admitted to making the payment, but has not indicated why he made it.
He has accused Daniels of breaching a non disclosure agreement.
Trump said he did not know why Cohen made the payment. “You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen. Michael is my attorney. You’ll have to ask Michael.”
Asked if he knew where the money came from, Trump told reporters on Air Force One, “no, I don’t know.”
That claim was immediately challenged by Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti.
“We very much look forward to testing the truthfulness of Mr. Trump’s feigned lack of knowledge concerning the $130k payment,” he tweeted.
“As history teaches us, it is one thing to deceive the press and quite another to do so under oath.”
Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, said Trump’s admission that he did not know about the agreement bolstered his client’s case to be released from the deal.
In an interview that aired a few days ago, Daniels told CBS’s “60 Minutes” programme that she and Trump had se-xual relations only once, but he had kept in touch with her. She said she was not attracted to Trump, who was 60 at the time. Daniels was 27 in 2006.
Daniels told CBS that she started her “intimate relationship” with Trump at Lake Tahoe in that year and continued it in 2007 as well. And he also confirmed that she consented to the s-ex