President Trump's lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that President Trump had no knowledge until recently of what he was reimbursing his lawyer for when he repaid Michael Cohen's $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
In an interview with NBC News, Giuliani insisted that Trump paid Cohen a total sum of about $420,000, which he says covered a number of fees and expenses for the attorney that Giuliani did not further explain.
“I don't think the president realized he paid him back for that specific thing until we made him aware of the paperwork,” Giuliani told NBC.
His statements come days after Giuliani shocked many in Washington by admitting on Fox News that Trump had reimbursed his attorney for the $130,000 payment to Daniels just days before the 2016 election.
The admission came after weeks of insistence from the White House that Trump had no knowledge of the payment and Trump himself stating that he didn't know where Cohen got the money to pay Daniels' to stay quiet about an alleged 2006 affair with Trump.