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Rudy Giuliani: Trump Reimbursed Michael Cohen For Stormy Daniels $130k Hush Payment

Rudy Giuliani confirmed it: President Donald Trump reimbursed his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, the $130,000 in hush money he paid porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump.

Giuliani, who recently joined the president’s legal team, appeared for an hourlong session on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show Wednesday night, and defended his client against speculation campaign finance laws were violated by the payment to Daniels, which was made weeks before the 2016 election.

Referring to the porn star as “some Stormy Daniels woman,” Giuliani said the payment is “going to turn out to be perfectly legal.”

“That money was not campaign money,” Giuliani continued. “I’m giving you a fact now that you don’t know.”

“It was funneled through a law firm, and then the president repaid it,” Giuliani added.

“Oh,” Hannity replied. “I didn’t know — he did?”

“Yeah,” Giuliani said.

Hannity asked if Giuliani was aware that Trump didn’t know about the payment to Stormy Daniels, given Trump himself claimed that he did not — something Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti disputes.

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

Watch above, via Fox News.

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