Trump Directed Son Eric To Oversee Restraining Order Against Stormy

HUNTINGTON, WV - AUGUST 03: Eric Trump listens as his wife, Lara, addresses a crowd during President Donald J. Trump's campaign rally at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena on August 3, 2017 in Huntington, West Virginia. ... HUNTINGTON, WV - AUGUST 03: Eric Trump listens as his wife, Lara, addresses a crowd during President Donald J. Trump's campaign rally at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena on August 3, 2017 in Huntington, West Virginia. (Photo by Justin Merriman/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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October 2, 2018 8:28 a.m.

President Donald Trump was personally involved in efforts to enforce a hush agreement with porn actress Stormy Daniels and directed that his son, Eric Trump, be involved in the legal response, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. 

According to people familiar with the matter who spoke to the WSJ, Trump asked his then-lawyer Michael Cohen to get a restraining order against Daniels to keep her from discussing the details of her alleged affair with Trump, after he had learned that she planned to outline the alleged sexual encounter in a media interview. Trump asked Cohen to work with Eric Trump and another lawyer, who had previously worked with the President, to handle the legal work. Eric Trump then directed a Trump Organization lawyer to authorize the paperwork.

Read the full WSJ report here. 

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