Trump’s Lawyer Under Fire As The Wall Street Journal Details Use Of Pseudonyms and Shell Companies To Pay Porn Star

JONATHAN TURLEY

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President Trump‘s personal lawyer Michael Cohen is under fire this week after The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen used what appear to be shell companies and fake names to pay a porn star called Stormy Daniels $130,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement.  Daniels states in a prior but unpublished interview that she had an affair with Trump that began shortly after Trump married Melania Trump and had their son Baron.  She said that the affair lasted roughly a year and the money was paid during the campaign around the time of the release of the disturbing Access Hollywood tape.  Cohen has previously denied any affair and insisted that both Daniels (whose real name is Stephanie Clifford) and Trump deny any sexual relationship.  The new information has led some to question Cohen’s veracity and the role of an attorney in maintaining such a denial if…

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