Trump says he did not know about $130000 payment to Stormy Daniels

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Trump offered a flat "no" when asked if he knew about the payment that was made by his lawyer shortly before the 2016 election.

Cohen, who has admitted to facilitating the $130,000 payment, denies the negotiations or the payment were made on behalf of the Trump Organization or the Trump campaign, and says that he was never reimbursed. But in yesterday's filing Mr Blakely responded that the language of the agreement did not specify that Mr Trump, using the pseudonym David Dennison, needed to sign it for the agreement to be binding.

President Trump freely rants about every subject on Twitter, so it has not gone unnoticed that he's been completely silent and evaded all questions regarding his alleged 2006 affair with porn star Stormy Daniels.

"We very much look forward to testing the truthfulness of Mr Trump's feigned lack of knowledge concerning the $130k payment as stated on Air Force One", he tweeted. This is the first time the president has commented publicly on the issue.

On Thursday, he mocked the president's lawyer, Michael Cohen-who paid Daniels hush money ahead of the 2016 election-and David Schwartz, Cohen's lawyer, for disappearing from the debate in recent weeks.

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Trump also claimed that he did not know where Cohen got the $130,000 to pay Stormy. Initially, Stormy Daniels not only denied the affair, but also the existence of a non-disclosure agreement.

The president had dinner with Cohen on March 24, the night before the airing of a "60 Minutes" segment in which Clifford detailed her story of the affair and the subsequent silencing of her claims.

While Mr Trump has denied her claims, his lawyers are seeking $20m in damages from Ms Daniels, arguing she broke the non-disclosure deal.

"As history teaches us, it is one thing to deceive the press and quite another to do so under oath", he said.

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