Dem lawmaker: Stormy Daniels revelation could result in 4 felony charges

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) said Thursday that four possible felony charges could arise from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s (R) admission that President Trump reimbursed his attorney, Michael Cohen, for a $130,000 payment to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels to stay quiet about their alleged affair.


Lieu had retweeted former Obama ethics chief Norm Eisen, who said the revelation could mean that Trump filed a false financial disclosure.



Giuliani, who recently joined the president’s legal team, said on Fox News Wednesday night that Trump reimbursed Cohen for the payment, even though Trump previously said he was not aware of the payment to Daniels. 

{mosads}“It’s not campaign money. No campaign finance violation. They funneled through a law firm and the president repaid it,” Giuliani said.

“He didn’t know about the specifics of it, as far as I know, but he did know about the general arrangement, that Michael would take care of things like this,” he continued.

“That was money that was paid by his lawyer, the way I would do, out of his law firm funds or whatever funds, it doesn’t matter. The president reimbursed that over a period of several months,” he said. 

Trump defended the payment on Twitter on Thursday. 








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