Trump reimbursed his lawyer $130,000 for Stormy Daniels hush mon - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Trump reimbursed his lawyer $130,000 for Stormy Daniels hush money, Giuliani says

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels (all times local):
 
7:58 a.m.
 
An attorney for President Donald Trump says the president didn't know the full details of his personal lawyer's arrangement with a porn actress until "maybe 10 days ago."
 
Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump's attorneys, appeared on Fox and Friends Thursday. He says that Michael Cohen was reimbursed for making a $130,000 hush payment to Stormy Daniels in the days before the 2016 election to silence her allegations of a sexual encounter with Trump.
 
Giuliani says: "Cohen didn't even ask. Cohen made it go away. He did his job."
 
Giuliani described the payment as personal, not a campaign expense. He said that Trump denies the relationship, but Cohen may have seen $130,000 as "cheap."
 
Added Giuliani: "imagine if that came out on October 15, 2016, in the middle of the last debate with Hillary Clinton."
 
____
 
7:30 a.m.
 
Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti says if the revelations from Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani are true about the $130,000 payment to Daniels - then "that's a crime."
 
Avenatti tells MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that "there are serious consequences" if payments made through "law firm invoices for make-believe work or work that everyone always knew was never going to be performed" were submitted for reimbursement by the president for the $130,000 hush money to Daniels.
 
Avenatti says, "There may be money laundering. There may be bank fraud. There may be campaign finance violations."
 
He added, "Our case just got exponentially better in the last 24 hours."
 
Giuliani said Wednesday night that President Donald Trump reimbursed his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, for the payment made to Daniels.
 
____
 
7:14 a.m.
 
President Donald Trump says reimbursement to his lawyer for hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels was done through a monthly retainer and "had nothing to do with the campaign."
 
Trump says on Twitter Thursday that his personal attorney Michael Cohen received a monthly retainer "from which he entered into, through reimbursement, a private contract between two parties, known as a non-disclosure agreement, or NDA."
 
The president added that "The agreement was used to stop the false and extortionist accusations made by her about an affair."
 
Trump previously said he knew nothing about a $130,000 payment made to Daniels days before the 2016 election in exchange for her silence about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.
 
Trump's new attorney Rudy Giuilani said Wednesday on Fox News that Trump had reimbursed Cohen.
 


__
 
2:14 a.m.
 
One of President Donald Trump's newest lawyers says the president reimbursed his own personal lawyer for $130,000 in hush money paid to a porn actress days before the 2016 presidential election.
 
The comments by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani during an appearance on Fox News' "Hannity" appear to contradict Trump's statements several weeks ago, when he said he didn't know about the payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels.
 
Outside experts say the revelation raises a number of questions, including whether the money represented repayment of an undisclosed loan or could be seen as reimbursement for a campaign expenditure.
 
In reaction to Giuliani's remarks, Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said Trump evidently participated in a felony and that there must be serious consequences for his conduct.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mysterious wolf-like creature shot in Montana

    Mysterious wolf-like creature shot in Montana

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:58:21 GMT
    Image Courtesy KXLO via KFBBImage Courtesy KXLO via KFBB
    Image Courtesy KXLO via KFBBImage Courtesy KXLO via KFBB

    DENTON, Mont. - A large wolf-like animal was shot and killed May 16 by a rancher near Denton, Montana. It now has wildlife officials and the public wondering what it was, according to KFBB. The animal came within several hundred yards of the rancher’s livestock. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) said in a statement the rancher shot it and reported it as required by law. The animal was a young, non-lactating female and a canid, a 

    >>

    DENTON, Mont. - A large wolf-like animal was shot and killed May 16 by a rancher near Denton, Montana. It now has wildlife officials and the public wondering what it was, according to KFBB. The animal came within several hundred yards of the rancher’s livestock. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) said in a statement the rancher shot it and reported it as required by law. The animal was a young, non-lactating female and a canid, a 

    >>
  • FIRST ON KHQ: Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud

    FIRST ON KHQ: Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal facing felony theft charges for welfare fraud

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:09 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:09:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance.

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane Chapter NAACP President Rachel Dolezal is now facing legal trouble that could land her behind bars. KHQ has confirmed that Dolezal, who legally changed her name to Nkechi Diallo in 2016, is accused of 1st Degree Theft by Welfare Fraud, Perjury in the 2nd Degree, and False Verification for Public Assistance. Her potential punishment under RCW 74.08.331 could include up to 15 years in prison.

    >>
  • Man accused of murdering 10-month-old baby asks for change in his release conditions

    Man accused of murdering 10-month-old baby asks for change in his release conditions

    Friday, May 25 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:36:09 GMT
    Suspect Joshua Mobley PHOTO: FacebookSuspect Joshua Mobley PHOTO: Facebook

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The man accused of murdering the 10-month-old baby he was babysitting was back in court Friday asking for a change in his release conditions. Josh Mobley, 29, has been out on bond in the months following the death of baby Caiden Henry. His parents posted his $250,000 bond. Attorney's said Friday Mobley was asking to move his wife and four children into his parent's home after some financial issues. The 

    >>

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - The man accused of murdering the 10-month-old baby he was babysitting was back in court Friday asking for a change in his release conditions. Josh Mobley, 29, has been out on bond in the months following the death of baby Caiden Henry. His parents posted his $250,000 bond. Attorney's said Friday Mobley was asking to move his wife and four children into his parent's home after some financial issues. The 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • E. Idaho man dies after pickup collides with farm equipment

    E. Idaho man dies after pickup collides with farm equipment

    Saturday, May 26 2018 1:20 PM EDT2018-05-26 17:20:00 GMT
    Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.Vermont state police say a drunken tractor-trailer driver was trying to change his pants while driving when his truck went off a road and rolled on its side.

    TERRETON, Idaho (AP) - A 72-year-old eastern Idaho man died after his pickup collided with farm machinery near Terreton.    Idaho State Police say Denis Clark of Preston died Friday when his 2007 Dodge pickup pulling an empty horse trailer collided with a farm tractor pulling a trailer loaded with hay.

    >>

    TERRETON, Idaho (AP) - A 72-year-old eastern Idaho man died after his pickup collided with farm machinery near Terreton.    Idaho State Police say Denis Clark of Preston died Friday when his 2007 Dodge pickup pulling an empty horse trailer collided with a farm tractor pulling a trailer loaded with hay.

    >>
  • Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K

    Vintage denim: 125-year-old Levis sell for nearly $100K

    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-05-26 16:59:46 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Someone has paid big bucks for some vintage denim in Maine.    An auctioneer in Maine said the 125-year-old jeans that failed to sell at auction in 2016 now have a new owner somewhere in southeast Asia.    Daniel Buck Soules from Daniel Buck Auctions in Lisbon Falls said the Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans from the American Old West sold for nearly $100,000.

    >>

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Someone has paid big bucks for some vintage denim in Maine.    An auctioneer in Maine said the 125-year-old jeans that failed to sell at auction in 2016 now have a new owner somewhere in southeast Asia.    Daniel Buck Soules from Daniel Buck Auctions in Lisbon Falls said the Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans from the American Old West sold for nearly $100,000.

    >>
  • Forest Service OKs exploratory drilling for N. Idaho silica

    Forest Service OKs exploratory drilling for N. Idaho silica

    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-05-26 16:38:48 GMT

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Federal officials have approved exploratory drilling for a silica mine on Green Mountain in northern Idaho.    The Bonner County Daily Bee reports in a story on Saturday that the U.S. Forest Service approved the exploratory plan for Pend Oreille Silica earlier this month.    Green Mountain is located near the southern end of Lake Pend Oreille. 

    >>

    SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) - Federal officials have approved exploratory drilling for a silica mine on Green Mountain in northern Idaho.    The Bonner County Daily Bee reports in a story on Saturday that the U.S. Forest Service approved the exploratory plan for Pend Oreille Silica earlier this month.    Green Mountain is located near the southern end of Lake Pend Oreille. 

    >>