Mar 14, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Report: second Trump lawyer involved with Stormy Daniels pay-off

Stormy Daniels.

Stormy Daniels. Photo: Joe Raedle / Getty Images

CNN reports that Jill Martin, a Trump Organization lawyer, has been involved with the legal battle surrounding the alleged relationship between porn star Stormy Daniels and President Donald Trump.

Why it matters: This illustrates deeper ties between the Trump Organization and the payment to Daniels. But, Martin provided CNN with a statement from the Trump Organization that states they are "not representing anyone and...the company has had no involvement in the matter."

  • Per CNN, Martin's name is on a "demand for arbitration" document from last month, as the lawyer representing "Essential Consultants, LLC," the company Cohen set up to pay Daniels $130,000 in a non-disclosure agreement.
  • General Counsel for the Campaign Legal Center, Larry Noble, told CNN that if the Trump Organization was involved with the payment, it could violate campaign finance regulations.
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