Trump Lawyer Arranged $1M Payoff Over GOP Donor's Affair With Playmate

Who is Elliott Broidy? Trump Lawyer Cohen Arranged Payment to 'Playboy' Model Who GOP Donor Impregnated: Report

14 April, 2018

"At the end of our relationship, this woman shared with me that she was pregnant".

In the lawsuit, she contends that Mr. Cohen played a secret role in the negotiations for that deal, which allegedly involved only herself and the tabloid media company.

Elliott Broidy, the RNC's national deputy finance chairman, told BuzzFeed News in a statement, "First, I would like to sincerely apologize to my wife and family for the hurt that I have caused".

Cohen has been in news for negotiating a $130,000 hush agreement with porn star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about her alleged sexual encounter with Trump in 2006.

The matter might have remained personal, as the relations between a California businessman and a Playmate is nothing unusual in Tinseltown, but Broidy reportedly helped raise over $108 million in funding for Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and donated more than $160,000 to the RNC previous year.

"Mr. Cohen reached out to me after being contacted by this woman's attorney, Keith Davidson", Broidy said.

Michael Cohen, personal lawyer for then-President-elect Donald Trump, walks through the lobby at Trump Tower, January 12, 2017 in New York City. He has met with Trump frequently at Mar-a-Lago and at the White House.

Cohen made the payment on behalf of Elliott Broidy, who is now a deputy finance chair for the Republican National Committee (RNC), the Journal reports.

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Cohen is also in the crosshairs of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who raided his office and residence on Monday and seized records and communications related to the deal with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.

The unidentified woman claimed Broidy got her pregnant.

The first Broidy quarterly payment was scheduled for December, according to the Journal.

Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn also stepped down from his position as the RNC Finance Chairman earlier this year after he was accused of sexually harassing women who worked for him.

In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, Broidy confirmed the affair and the monetary payments.

In another deal, AMI paid a former doorman at one of Trump's buildings in Manhattan to keep him quiet about a rumored affair between Trump and a housekeeper who got pregnant and subsequently delivered a child. "Although I had not previously hired Mr. Cohen, I retained Mr. Cohen after he informed me about his prior relationship with Mr. Davidson", Broidy said.

Investigators who raided Cohen's properties are said to have sought records of payments to two women who say they had an affair with Trump; materials connected to the 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape featuring Trump; recordings of Cohen's conversations with associates; attorney-client communications between Trump and Cohen; and Cohen's electronic devices and financial documents.

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