Trump's lawyer bought pregnant Playmate's silence

Randolph Lopez
April 14, 2018

Michael Cohen, the longtime personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, negotiated a $1.6 million payment to a former Playboy model who said a Republican National Committee official got her pregnant, according to a new report.

Broidy has been a prominent supporter of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, and contributed to the then-candidate's fundraising efforts as vice chairman of the Trump Victory Fund, which combined state and national Republican committees.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the news of Broidy's settlement. McDaniel sidestepped a question about Cohen's status with the RNC during an appearance Friday on CNN. Although I had not previously hired Mr. Cohen, I retained Mr. Cohen after he informed me about his prior relationship with Mr. Davidson'.

"I acknowledge I had a consensual relationship with a Playboy Playmate", Broidy told the Journal. "At the end of our relationship, this woman shared with me that she was pregnant".

Broidy acknowledged the affair in the Journal's story. "She alone decided that she did not want to continue with the pregnancy and I offered to help her financially during this hard period".

Federal agents raided Cohen's properties earlier this week as part of a probe by a special counsel into irregularities in Trump's campaign and presidency. "I'm gonna take a look", she said. Daniels has sued Cohen and Trump, claiming the contract is invalid. The money will be paid to her in quarterly installments and the first installment was due on December 1, the Journal reported.

As described by a "person familiar with the matter", the NDA identified Broidy and the woman through some pretty familiar psuedonyms: David Dennison and Peggy Peterson. Cohen received $250,000-about 15 percent of the value of the woman's payment-for his role arranging the deal for Broidy, CNBC reported Friday.

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Mr. Broidy was a major fund-raiser for George W. Bush, but he is particularly connected in Mr. Trump's orbit.

Former RNC finance chair Steve Wynn resigned earlier this year after report on accusations of sexual misconduct going back years involving Wynn and women who provided massages at the Las Vegas hotel he owns.

The week has gone from bad to worse for US President Donald Trump's embattled lawyer Michael Cohen after damning reports of yet another high-profile "hush money" sex scandal within the RNC emerged Friday. McDougal said her lawyer at the time secretly negotiated with Cohen on a deal with American Media Inc, publisher of the National Enquirer, which paid her $150,000 in 2016 to keep quiet. Much of this reporting has been based on copies of Broidy's emails, which he says were stolen starting in December in a hack he has blamed on the government of Qatar and its USA lobbyists.

The Broidy revelations underscore ties between Cohen and Keith Davidson, a Los Angeles attorney who represented the woman with whom Broidy had the affair.

The day before she signed the contract, Davidson emailed Cohen and told him by phone that the deal was finalized, according to a person familiar with the conversation. He apologized to his family.

"It is unfortunate that this personal matter between two consenting adults is the subject of national discussion just because of Michael Cohen's involvement", Broidy added.

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