By
Dillon Burroughs
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March 23, 2023
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11:45 pm

Letter from Michael Cohen claims he was not reimbursed by Donald Trump

A 2018 letter from Michael Cohen shows that former President Donald Trump did not reimburse his payment of $130,000 to Stormy Daniels which led to him later being sent to prison.

The letter could serve as an important part of the evidence that keeps former President Donald Trump from being indicted in the matter.

The letter

"The letter appears to be in direct conflict with Cohen’s sworn testimony to Congress given a year later," the Daily Mail reported.

"Cohen said under oath that Trump ‘asked me to pay off an adult film star with whom he had an affair,’ and that ‘Mr. Trump directed me to use my own personal funds from a Home Equity Line of Credit to avoid any money being traced back to him that could negatively impact his campaign," it added.

The impact

"Cohen told the Federal Election Commission that he 'used his own personal funds to facilitate a payment of $130,000 to Ms. Stephanie Clifford,' aka Daniels, in 2016," the New York Post reported.

“Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed Mr. Cohen for the payment directly or indirectly,” Cohen lawyer Stephen Ryan wrote on Feb. 8, 2018.

Donald Trump Jr. also posted a copy of Cohen's letter on Twitter revealing the details of the highly confidential letter to the public.

"Seems relevant!" he wrote. "In a Feb 2018 document just uncovered, Michael Cohen’s own attorney, in a letter to the Federal Election Commission, says that 'the payment in question does NOT constitute a campaign contribution.'"

Cohen was later sentenced to three years in prison for crimes related to a variety of issues, including an unrelated charge of lying to Congress.

The letter could make the difference in whether Trump is indicted by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg over the controversy with Stormie Daniels.

The pressure will now be increased against Bragg in the case as he is forced to deal with the letter and its impact on his case.

Written By:
Dillon Burroughs

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