A lawyer for President Donald Trump arranged a $130,000 payment to a former adult-film star a month before the 2016 election as part of an agreement that precluded her from publicly discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Mr. Trump, according to people familiar with the matter.
Michael Cohen, who spent nearly a decade as a top attorney at the Trump Organization, arranged payment to the woman, Stephanie Clifford, in October 2016 after her lawyer negotiated the nondisclosure agreement with Mr. Cohen, these people said.
Ms. Clifford, whose stage name is Stormy Daniels, has privately alleged the encounter with Mr. Trump took place after they met at a July 2006 celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe, these people said. Mr. Trump married Melania Trump in 2005. (our emphasis)Dare we say it? What a shithole.
BONUS: The intrepid journamalists at E News were suckered into declaring this a false story back in 2011. Got their J degree at Trump University, no doubt.
BONUS II: It's reported that a porn star friend of Stormy's is corroborating the Wall Street Journal's story.
(Photo: Stephanie Clifford, a.k.a., Stormy Daniels; yeah, she looks like Rump's type.)