Former Stormy Daniels manager cooperating with FBI: report

Former Stormy Daniels manager cooperating with FBI: report
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The former manager of Stormy Daniels is cooperating with the FBI in its investigation of a 2016 payment and nondisclosure agreement the adult-film actress alleges were intended to keep her from going public with allegations of an affair with President TrumpDonald John TrumpLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation MORE, CNN reported

The manager, Gina Rodriguez, who helped broker the nondisclosure agreement, handed over records to the FBI after receiving a subpoena, according to CNN. Some of those records reportedly dealt with the $130,000 payment to Daniels by Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

The records provide evidence that Daniels was discussing an agreement with Cohen on Oct. 10, 2016, shortly before the payment was made and just weeks before the November presidential election, CNN reported. 

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At the time, Daniels was being represented in that deal by Rodriguez and attorney Keith Davidson, CNN reported. 

A final deal was reportedly reached between Cohen and Daniels 18 days later. 

Daniels alleges that she had an affair with Trump in 2006, months after his wife Melania TrumpMelania TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senate GOP, House Democrats begin battle over trillion bill Melania Trump announces plans to renovate White House Rose Garden Trump tweets photo of himself wearing a mask MORE gave birth to their son, while Cohen has acknowledged paying her $130,000.

The nondisclosure agreement is the subject of a lawsuit by Daniels, who is suing to void the arrangement.

Trump previously denied knowing anything of the payment to Daniels, saying that he had no idea where Cohen got the money for the deal. 

But Rudy Giuliani, a former New York City mayor and currently one of Trump's lawyers, revealed on Wednesday that Trump reimbursed Cohen for the payment, contradicting the president's past claims. 

Trump acknowledged in a series of tweets on Thursday morning that he reimbursed Cohen for the payment to Daniels, but insisted that the adult-film actress's allegations were false and that none of the money came from his political campaign.