Porn star who claimed encounter with Trump 'was paid hush money'

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis right listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House Wednesday Jan. 10 2018 in Washington

Porn star who claimed encounter with Trump 'was paid hush money'

In a statement to the Journal, Cohen did not address his role in negotiating the supposed payment but said Trump denies any such relationship with Clifford.

Daniels did not respond to the Journal's requests for comment, while her lawyer told the Journal that attorney-client privilege precluded him from discussing the matter.

Drake did go to Trump's suite, but she said she did not sleep with him.

In a statement emailed to the Independent, an attorney for Mr Cohen denounced the story as a "Complete and utter lie". For his part, Michael Cohen - the lawyer who allegedly paid off Daniels on Trump's behalf - has denied the story.

Cohen also released a statement signed by "Stormy Daniels" denying that she has a "sexual and/or romantic affair" with Trump. Daniels reportedly was also in contact with The Daily Beast to share her story about her involvement with the then Republican presidential candidate, but Daniels pulled the plug.

In a series of interviews in August and October 2016, Clifford alleges she had an affair with Trump following a meeting at a 2006 celebrity golf tournament, Slate Group Editor-in-Chief Jacob Weisberg told The New York Times.




The Brighton, located in D.C.'s The Wharf development, introduced the "Stormy Daniels" Saturday, named after former adult film star Stephanie Clifford, who performed under the moniker Stormy Daniels.

Cohen also accused the Journal of perpetuating 'a false narrative for over a year'.

The Wall Street Journal reported in November 2016 that Trump had an affair with Karen McDougal, the 1998 Playmate of the Year, in 2006.

The alleged payment came around the time that the Washington Post published the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape in which Trump boasted about sexually assaulting women.

Donald Trump and Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels. The article states it happened a month before the 2016 election. If indeed I did have a relationship with Donald Trump, trust me, you wouldn't be reading about it in the news, you would be reading about it in my book. In it, he says: "You know, I'm automatically attracted to beautiful-I just start kissing them".

Organizers for the annual American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe had no comment about the Wall Street Journal report on Friday.

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