Trump lawyer says he paid off Stormy Daniels using his own money
President Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, told the New York Times that he personally paid $130,000 Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford), the porn star who had claimed to have had an affair with Trump.
Why it matters: The payment was made during the campaign, and the F.E.C. looked into a complaint that it constituted a possible campaign finance violation. Cohen claims it had nothing to do with the campaign.