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Trump says campaign funds were not used to pay adult-film star

05 May 2018

"This is not the White House's job. The president reimbursed that over a period of several months".

Giuliani and Trump said this removed the question of whether it was a campaign finance violation. "The public stance is fight, fight, fight".

Giuliani told Hannity he is working with Trump's other lawyers to negotiate a possible Trump interview with Mueller.

Many couldn't help mocking the president.

At the time of their wiretap application, prosecutors likely would have needed to convince a judge that Cohen was not acting as lawyer or was engaging in criminal conduct, both exceptions to attorney-client privilege, Slobogin said.

The group said Trump was legally required to disclose any liability in excess of $10,000. "At some point in time, the American people are going to weigh in on this".

He went on to say, "If you have to speak off the cuff, you're going to say, 'well, I did it from here, I did it from there.' Now we have the records, we can see exactly what it was. They are inextricably linked". Last spring, after Comey leaked memos that detailed his interactions with Trump, Mueller was appointed as an outside special counsel to investigate collusion claims. "He'll do whatever it takes publicly to get his message out".

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Giuliani said the payout was relatively small compared to the money Trump was putting toward his campaign.

"I don't expect that Donald Trump will go to jail over this violation", Hasen said.

President Donald Trump said on Thursday his personal lawyer was paid back through a monthly retainer, not campaign funds, for the $130,000 given to adult-film star Stormy Daniels to stop "false and extortionist accusations" she made about a sexual encounter with him. Giuliani, meanwhile, appears to be ready for a swift conclusion to the investigation; whether that includes a firing or not remains unclear.

"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 at the time.

"The money was paid because of the embarrassment in an allegation like this", Giuliani said on Fox Business Network.

A day earlier, Giuliani had said on Fox News: "Imagine if that came out on October 15, 2016, in the middle of the last debate with Hillary Clinton". "He's on TV. It's all about the midterms and getting the base fired up".

Giuliani said the NBC News report made a "mockery" of attorney-client privilege.

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Why wouldn't Trump just cooperate to prevent a subpoena or taking the Fifth?

The conservative First Amendment lawyer Jay Sekulow has also endured.

The president referred to Cohen as a lawyer Thursday, another reversal that federal investigators in NY who could soon bring charges against Cohen inevitably noticed.

"I have to refer anything on this matter to the president's outside counsel", Gidley told Bream. We are joined now by NPR White House reporter Ayesha Rascoe.

Ultimately no, legal experts have said, but it might take a long battle in court to get there.

Some of Flood's peers scratched their heads at why the well-regarded GOP attorney would sign up for the seeming nonstop chaos and infighting of Trump's circle.

At least one phone call between a phone line associated with Cohen and the White House was intercepted, the person said.

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Trump says campaign funds were not used to pay adult-film star