Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Negotiated $1.6 Million Settlement for Top Republican Fundraiser

Michael Cohen reportedly negotiated a $1.6 million settlement on behalf of Republican fundraiser Elliot Broidy

The official told Fox News that the RNC has prepared a rapid response team to respond to claims made in Comey's book, compiled a research team to fact check, and created a "war room" to monitor his appearances. "Although I had not previously hired Mr. Cohen, I retained Mr. Cohen after he informed me about his prior relationship with Mr. Davidson".

Trump has denied the women's allegations.

Broidy admitted to the affair and pregnancy after the Wall Street Journal first reported Friday that in 2017 Cohen negotiated to pay $1.6 million to the former Playboy model on Broidy's behalf.

Broidy, a Los Angeles-based venture capitalist, has acknowledged the relationship, which he characterizes as "consensual".

"I would like to sincerely apologize to my wife and family for the hurt that I have caused", Broidy said.

The Times also reported that month that Broidy used his relationship with Trump as marketing fodder for his clients, offering favors like a trip to the president's Mar-A-Lago resort and tickets to V.I.P inauguration events.

'At the end of our relationship, this woman shared with me that she was pregnant. "She alone decided that she did not want to continue with the pregnancy and I offered to help her financially during this hard period", he said. "We have not spoken since that time", Broidy said. Davidson did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Rosenzweig, who also goes by Broidy, says she was hacked.

The contract reads that whether or not she is "indeed pregnant as she alleges" she has all her legal rights to seek "the paternity of the alleged child", and any support, financial help, or otherwise.

This means she would not have been paid the entirety of the $1.6 million yet - and there's a chance she may not get the rest of the money.

Federal prosecutors are investigating Cohen for possible bank fraud and campaign finance violations in connection to his efforts to tamp down damaging stories about Trump during the 2016 campaign, according to people familiar with the case.

And the authorities reportedly seized documents and communications related to the now-infamous "Access Hollywood" tape containing audio of Trump boasting about sexual harassment. He represented Clifford in her 2016 deal with Cohen, and also negotiated a separate payment between Playboy model Karen McDougal and the publisher of the National Enquirer about her alleged affair with Trump. Daniels sued Trump on the grounds that the non-disclosure agreement she signed regarding the affair was invalid.

New reports indicate that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen was involved in another matter that involved a woman paid off to keep quiet about her sexual encounters with a high-ranking GOP figure.

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