According to Donald Trump, ehum, he indeed knew of the payment to Stormy Daniels and even authorized it. Per tweets from Donald Trump, the bewildering American leader, confirmed on social media that Michael Cohen made the payment.
And then received a reimbursement through a “monthly retainer”.
She “received a monthly retainer, not from the campaign and having nothing to do with the campaign, from which he entered into, through reimbursement, a private contract” with Daniels,” the president wrote. It’s also worth noting that Trump had previously publicly denied knowledge of the payment.
“Money from the campaign, or campaign contributions, played no roll [sic] in this transaction.” he continued on Twitter. The revelations come after Rudy (his new lawyer) appeared last night on the Fox News network confirming that Trump did indeed know of the payment, and, that he reimbursed Cohen for the move.