Trump lawyer arranged payment for adult film-star’s silence: report

A lawyer for President Donald Trump arranged a $130,000 payment to a former adult-film star one month before the 2016 election, as part of an agreement precluding her from discussing an alleged sexual encounter with Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. People familiar with the matter told the Journal Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen arranged payment to Stephanie Clifford in October 2016. Clifford privately alleged the encounter with Trump took place after they met at a July 2006 golf tournament in Lake Tahoe.

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