$130k pay­ment

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A lawyer for Don­ald Trump ar­ranged a $130,000 pay­ment to a for­mer adult­film star a month be­fore the 2016 elec­tion as part of an agree­ment that pre­cluded her from pub­licly dis­cussing an al­leged sex­ual en­counter with Mr Trump, the Wall Street Jour­nal re­ported last night.

Michael Co­hen, a top at­tor­ney at the Trump Or­ga­ni­za­tion, ar­ranged pay­ment to Stephanie Clif­ford, in Oc­to­ber 2016 af­ter her lawyer ne­go­ti­ated the non-dis­clo­sure agree­ment.

Ms Clif­ford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, has pri­vately al­leged the en­counter with Mr Trump took place af­ter they met at a July 2006 celebrity golf tour­na­ment in Lake Ta­hoe, these peo­ple said. Mr Trump mar­ried Me­la­nia Trump in 2005.

“These are old, re­cy­cled re­ports, which were pub­lished and strongly de­nied prior to the elec­tion,” a White House of­fi­cial said. The of­fi­cial de­clined to re­spond to ques­tions about an agree­ment with Ms. Clif­ford.

It isn’t known whether Mr Trump was aware of any agree­ment or pay­ment in­volv­ing her.

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