NYP: Former President Donald Trump on Friday praised the Federal Election Commission for dropping a complaint alleging that he broke the law with a hush payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, accepted $130,000 just before the 2016 election after she alleged a 2006 tryst with Trump. The deal was brokered by then-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.
“I thank the Commission for their decision, ending this chapter of Fake News,” Trump said in an emailed statement.
“The Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C., has totally dropped the phony case against me concerning payments to women relative to the 2016 Presidential Election,” Trump said.
“It was a case built on lies from Michael Cohen, a corrupt and convicted lawyer, a lawyer in fact who was so corrupt he was sentenced to three years in jail for lying to Congress and many other things having nothing to do with me.”
Trump added: “Between two sleazebag lawyers, Michael Avenatti and Michael Cohen, we were all able to witness law and justice in our Country at its lowest!” more