PressTV-‘Trump paid porn star hush money before election’

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US President Donald Trump’s lawyer had arranged a $130,000 payment to a former porn star a month before the 2016 election to prevent her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, a report says.

According to the report published Friday in The Wall Street Journal, the lawyer brokered payment to Stephanie Clifford, who Trump met at a golf event in 2006, a year after his marriage to Melania.

In the fall of 2016, Clifford began talking with ABC News for a story involving an extramarital affair with Trump, but Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime attorney, arranged to pay her the money to stop her from going public.

The Journal reported that Cohen arranged for the payment through Clifford’s lawyer, Keith Davidson.

Meanwhile, The New York Times reported on Friday that Clifford had also been in discussions with the online magazine Slate.

Jacob Weisberg, editor-in-chief of the Slate Group, told the Times that Clifford, goes by the…

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