Stormy Daniels 'free' to discuss Trump affair, says manager

Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

Stormy Daniels arrives for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

The porn star who allegedly had an affair with President Donald Trump is now finally free to tell her story, her manager says.

"Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly", Cohen said, according to the Times.

Cohen declined to give further detail.

The White House referred questions about the payment to Cohen.

Cohen "says he made a private transaction and would not say whose privates were transacted on", Kimmel explained.

As in that case, the payment by Trump's lawyer was not reported as a campaign expenditure nor an in-kind contribution, and the origin of the money is still unclear, said Paul Ryan, a vice president at Common Cause, the group that filed the complaint.

Gina Rodriguez, Daniels' manager, said that Cohen had invalidated a nondisclosure agreement by acknowledging the payment, freeing Daniels to share her account of her relationship with Trump.

Ms. Clifford had told her story to the magazine In Touch in 2011, as well as the gossip website (D-GA), and Jerry McNerney (D-CA) urges Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to investigate apparent violations of federal law, as well as whether a kickback payment, reportedly exchanged for Daniels' silence under a non disclosure agreement covering the adult star's private encounters with Trump was part of a pattern of deliberate attempts by the Trump campaign to evade disclosure requirements of federal campaign law.

"But what kind of an idiot would believe his lawyer chose to pay a porn star more than $100,000 for no reason?" But in a televised interview on the same day, she appeared to deny the statement, maintaining she was not aware of its origins and the signature was not similar to hers.

In fall 2016, Ms. Clifford was once again in discussions with news outlets, this time more mainstream. Trump's legal team and Clifford initially denied both the affair and the payment.

It published the interview last month.

Keith Davidson, a lawyer for Daniels, previously released a statement on her behalf stating the affair did not happen.

Cohen, who said he has served as Trump's lawyer for more than a decade, made it clear he is more committed than ever to protecting the interests of his client.

Kimmel explained to his viewers Stormy thinks Cohen's announcement breaks their Non-Disclosure Agreement. "Yes?" Kimmel asked. "You're so smart, Jimmy", Clifford answered.

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