President Donald Trump’s personal attorney used the same limited-liability company to make payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels and an unnamed former Playboy model who was impregnated by a top GOP fundraiser, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday.
Elliott Broidy, the deputy finance chairman for the Republican National Committee who has close ties to Trump, has paid Essential Consultants LLC $250,000, the sum of his fee to Trump attorney Michael Cohen for negotiating a nondisclosure agreement related to an affair Broidy reportedly had with the former Playboy model.
Cohen also used Essential Consultants to pay Daniels $130,000 — just 12 days before the 2016 election — to keep quiet about an alleged affair with Trump. Trump and Cohen have both claimed that Trump knew nothing about the agreement.
Daniels has sued Trump for not signing the nondisclosure agreement between the two of them, claiming its null.
Read the WSJ’s full report here.