TMZ is reporting new details on the Stormy Daniels hush-money agreement that make the story look even worse for President Donald Trump.
According to the publication, the adult film star in 2016 was reluctant to sign onto the deal offered by former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen and instead wanted to sell her story.
However, she was convinced to sign on the bottom line after Cohen promised her that he would get a “final approval” for the deal from then-candidate Donald Trump.
“We’re told Cohen assured Daniels’ rep that his signature was forthcoming,” TMZ reports. “We’re told Cohen said the hangup was that his client was traveling, he was unable to get in touch with him and he needed final approval which he assured would happen when his client returned to New York.”
TMZ also reports that “at least one” of Daniels’ representatives told the FBI earlier this year that Cohen had promised Trump would directly sign off on the deal.
In a set of legal filings released last week, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York implicated President Donald Trump in a criminal conspiracy to violate federal elections laws when it said the president personally directed Cohen to pay money in exchange for Daniels’ silence about their alleged affair.