Wall Street Journal publishes polygraph results backing Stormy Daniels

A polygraph exam taken by adult-film star Stormy Daniels in 2011 supported her account of an affair she said she had with Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump claims media 'smeared' students involved in encounter with Native American man Al Sharpton criticizes Trump’s ‘secret’ visit to MLK monument Gillibrand cites spirituality in 2020 fight against Trump’s ‘dark’ values MORE five years earlier, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. 

The newspaper obtained reports of the exam, which Daniels took on May 19, 2011. The polygraph showed she truthfully said she had unprotected sex with Trump around July 2006. 

She also said Trump told her she would get on his television show, “The Apprentice,” but the accuracy of that answer was inconclusive. 

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The White House and Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, have denied that the president ever had an affair with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.

While the exam supports Daniels’s version of events, polygraph results are generally not admissible in court on the grounds that they are not “generally accepted” as scientifically reliable evidence.

Daniels's alleged affair with Trump has remained in the spotlight since The Wall Street Journal reported in January that Cohen paid her $130,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement just weeks before the 2016 presidential election.

The Journal reported Tuesday that before the story was published, Cohen reached out to Daniels and her attorney to request they craft a denial that she had an affair with Trump.

Cohen has acknowledged the payment, but denied it violated campaign finance laws or had to do with the election. 

Daniels filed a lawsuit earlier this month claiming the agreement is void because Trump never signed it.

The president accused the adult-film star in court papers filed last week of repeatedly violating the nondisclosure agreement. He is seeking up to $20 million in damages.

Daniels recently spoke with Anderson Cooper in an interview that is scheduled to air on "60 Minutes" on Sunday.