Trump lawyer Michael Cohen silent after Stormy Daniels offers to give back $130K in exchange for lifting gag
Michael Cohen, an attorney for President Donald Trump, has reportedly not responded to an offer from an adult film star that would allow her to speak about an affair with the president if she repaid the $130,000 used to silence her.
The New York Times reported on Monday that a lawyer of Stephanie Clifford — who uses the screen name Stormy Daniels — said that the adult film star would return the $130,000 in hush money if Cohen and Trump agree to let her tell her story, in which she is expected to reveal an affair with Trump.
But as of Monday afternoon, Cohen had not responded to the request, according to Daily Beast reporter Asawin Suebsaeng.
Stormy Daniels’s lawyer tells me they have not heard back yet from Cohen or anyone on Trump’s legal team about this offer to pay back the $130,000 for Stormy’s freedom to dish publicly on Trump.
— Asawin Suebsaeng (@swin24) March 12, 2018
If Cohen agrees to the deal, Clifford’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, has pledged to wire the money by Friday. Under the deal, a hush agreement signed by Clifford would be declared “null and void” and she would be allowed to tell her story on the air.
Recent reports have suggested that the Trump team is preparing legal action to prevent Clifford from conducting an interview with 60 Minutes.
The president has insisted that there is no truth to allegations he cheated on his wife.