Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer, said that he was not reimbursed by the former President’s organization for the payments he made to adult film actor Stormy Daniels, a 2018 letter to federal authorities obtained by DailyMail.com reveals.
Donald Trump is facing criminal charges and arrest for alleged $130,000 hush money payment to Stormy Daniels to keep her from speaking about their alleged affair days before the 2016 presidential election. However, the document published by DailyMail.com shows that Cohen, who was Trump’s lawyer, complained of not getting reimbursed for the payments he made.
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Cohen testified for three hours earlier this month. He has pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to multiple crimes, including one related to the payoff to Daniels.
Cohen, during his testimony to Congress, said that Trump ‘asked me to pay off an adult film star with whom he had an affair,’ and that ‘Mr. Trump directed me to use my own personal funds from a Home Equity Line of Credit to avoid any money being traced back to him that could negatively impact his campaign’.
However, the letter contradicts his testimony.
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2018 Letter from Michael Cohen’s lawyer to the FEC declares Cohen used his own personal funds to pay Stormy Daniels. Trump Camp. NOT party to transaction, did NOT reimburse Cohen for payment. It’s OVER pic.twitter.com/QacsjSbZAz
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 22, 2023
The Manhattan grand jury said that it will not meet on Wednesday. The District Attorney’s Office on Thursday plans to bring back the grand jury that will consider whether to indict Trump, NBC News reported.
The grand jury last heard testimony on Monday, from Bob Costello, a Trump ally and lawyer.
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Robert Costello said he believes his testimony trying to discredit Michael Cohen led Alvin Bragg’s office to tell that panel’s members to take the day off.
“Unless Bragg and prosecutors are motivated by political prejudice, I think the DA now has to call a time out and decide if they can go forward with this case and this witness,” Costello told NBC News.