President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, made the stunning admission on “Fox & Friends” that porn star Stormy Daniels was paid $130,000 in an effort to help the Trump campaign.
Giuliani admitted earlier to Fox News host Sean Hannity on May 2 that Trump reimbursed Cohen for the payment to Daniels.
Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti told CNN (video below) on May 2 that Giuliani’s claim placed Trump in possible criminal liability for felonies associated with campaign finance violations, money laundering violations and fraud violations. Avenatti predicted Trump would not serve his entire term as president.
Giuliani told “Fox & Friends” pn May 3 that he didn’t know what Avenatti was talking about, and proceeded to confirm the money paid to Daniels was done to help the campaign (which would be a FEC violation):
She was alleging — although there’s the contrary letter she signed that it never happened — that there was a one-time affair. And I think when Cohen heard $130,000, he said, “My God, this is cheap. They come cheap. Let me get the thing signed up and signed off.”
Imagine if that came out on Oct. 15, 2016 in the middle of the last debate with Hillary Clinton… Cohen didn’t even ask. Cohen made it go away. He did his job.
"Mr. Trump will not serve out his term." Stormy Daniels' lawyer responds to Rudy Giuliani's statement, where he said President Trump repaid his personal attorney Michael Cohen the $130,000 given to his client as hush money. https://t.co/nUPNc92ePF https://t.co/lMDef2mpzV
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) May 3, 2018