The Atlantic: Giuliani’s Defense Only Intensifies the Legal Risks for Trump


Rudy Giuliani, who joined President Trump’s personal legal team last week, told Fox News on Thursday that the Trump attorney Michael Cohen had arranged a payment to the adult-film actress Stormy Daniels in order to prevent allegations of an affair from coming out in the closing days of the 2016 election.


“It certainly appears that the $130,000 that was paid to Daniels was a payment made in connection with the election,” said Brendan Fischer, an attorney with the Campaign Legal Center.


Fischer agreed. “Giuliani's reference to the October campaign debate makes the electoral purpose of this payment more clear than it already was, and it already was pretty clear,” Fischer said. “It is hard to argue that this payment was not intended to influence the 2016 election, and it should have been reported."

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