After President Trump’s new lawyer dropped a bombshell on Fox News on Wednesday evening — that Trump paid his attorney Michael Cohen $130,000, the amount Cohen paid in hush money to a porn star — the White House was tight-lipped about the new admission.
“We’ve addressed this many times,” White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley told Fox News later on Wednesday evening. “What I can tell you in this instance is, it is ongoing (litigation), we have nothing to say about it. The President has outside counsel and that’s who I’d have to refer you to.”
When pressed further Gidley said he is “not an attorney, I just work at the White House,” and again referred questions to Trump’s outside counsel.
On Sean Hannity’s show Wednesday evening, Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s new lawyer, revealed that Trump did repay Choen the $130,000 to porn actress Stormy Daniels despite telling reporters that he wasn’t aware of the payment. Daniels received the money as part of a non-disclosure agreement to keep quiet about an affair she had with Trump a decade ago. She’s currently suing Trump for not signing the agreement and Cohen for defamation.