Trump lawyer complained he wasn't reimbursed for Stormy Daniels payment: report

President TrumpDonald TrumpMcCarthy says he told Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene he disagreed with her impeachment articles against Biden Biden, Trudeau agree to meet next month Trump planned to oust acting AG to overturn Georgia election results: report MORE’s lawyer complained to friends following the 2016 election that he had not been reimbursed for his payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Michael Cohen paid Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, $130,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement that ensured she would not speak about an alleged 2006 affair with Trump.

Cohen last month acknowledged that he made the payment, and denied it violated any campaign finance laws.


The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen was working to secure a deal with Clifford’s representatives in October 2016, but was unable to track down Trump. As a result, he used his own funds to wire money to Clifford’s lawyer.

Cohen’s bank later flagged the wire transaction as suspicious and reported it to the Treasury Department, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Neither Cohen’s bank nor Clifford’s lawyer’s bank commented to The Wall Street Journal.

Clifford reportedly threatened to cancel the nondisclosure agreement just days before the 2016 election.

A manager for Daniels said last month that she now believes that Cohen’s comments about the payment have broken the nondisclosure agreement, leaving her free to talk about the affair.