Fox Information host Laura Ingraham mentioned President TrumpDonald John TrumpTop Trump trade official: ‘Any country or entity’ exempt from tariffs will face quotas Pence in Arizona hails Arpaio as ‘champion’ of ‘rule of law’ Ex-Trump aide decries Senate Russia probe over high legal bills: report MORE’s new lawyer Rudy Giuliani contradicted Trump’s claims that he didn’t learn about his private lawyer Michael Cohen’s fee to grownup movie star Stormy Daniels, calling the conflicting statements “an issue.”
Giuliani, who joined Trump’s authorized staff final month, told Fox News‘ Sean Hannity on Wednesday that Trump had reimbursed Cohen for the $130,000 fee made to Daniels to remain quiet about their alleged affair.
However Ingraham, on her Fox Information present instantly following the interview on Hannity, performed a clip of Trump telling reporters final month that he didn’t know concerning the fee.
“Did Trump pay it after April sixth?” Ingraham requested, the day Trump denied realizing concerning the fee. “The left is leaping throughout that tonight, saying, ‘What the heck? He did know, he didn’t know? Rudy’s on TV?’ What’s happening right here?”
“You might have the president on tape on Air Power One saying he didn’t know concerning the fee, and also you’ll should ask Michael Cohen about that,” Ingraham mentioned. “Rudy simply goes on with Hannity and says ‘Oh no, he reimbursed them.’”
“I like Rudy, however they higher have an evidence for that,” she added. “That is an issue.”
Giuliani mentioned in the course of the interview that the fee did not violate marketing campaign finance legal guidelines.
Trump had mentioned throughout a Fox & Associates interview final month that Cohen had represented him in dealings with Daniels, however that he did not know concerning the fee.
Cohen has mentioned that the cash for the fee got here out of his personal pocket.
Daniels is suing Trump over the nondisclosure settlement that she signed in alternate for the fee, claiming that it is void as a result of Trump did not signal the doc.
She can be suing Cohen for defamation for suggesting that she lied about her alleged affair with the president. Cohen is asserting his Fifth Modification rights within the lawsuit.
FBI brokers raided Cohen’s workplace final month, and prosecutors revealed that he’s beneath legal investigation.
Daniels filed a further lawsuit in opposition to Trump for defamation final week over a tweet he made referring to a sketch of a person she claims threatened her for talking concerning the alleged affair as a “con job.”