White House says did not initially know his lawyer paid porn star

White House says did not initially know his lawyer paid porn star
White House says Trump did not initially know his lawyer paid porn star

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald did not initially know that his personal lawyer had paid $130,000 to adult-film star Stormy Daniels but later learned about the payment, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Thursday.

in April told reporters he did not know about the payment, made by his lawyer Michael Cohen. But on Wednesday, Rudy Giuliani, who has joined 's legal team, said the president knew about the payment and reimbursed Cohen.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has said she had a brief affair with in 2006. has denied the affair.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason, writing by Roberta Rampton, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)

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