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Trump lawyer arranged $1.6 mln payoff to Playboy Playmate for Republican fundraiser

Trump lawyer arranged $1.6 mln payoff to Playboy Playmate for Republican fundraiser Trump lawyer arranged $1.6 mln payoff to Playboy Playmate for Republican fundraiser
Charlie Simmons | 15 April, 2018, 01:05

Cohen reportedly negotiated a $1.6 million confidentiality deal in 2017 between the former RNC deputy finance chair and LA-based venture capitalist Elliott Broidy, 60, and a former Playboy model, who claims he impregnated her. Broidy tendered his resignation on Friday afternoon in the wake of the explosive report by the Wall Street Journal.

"I acknowledge I had a consensual relationship with a Playboy Playmate".

The FBI raided Cohen's office earlier this week, reportedly seeking documents related to payoffs he had orchestrated to women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump.

The payment was a personal injury settlement, and included a nondisclosure contract, forbidding the woman from discussing the deal, according to the source, who did not want to be named for fear of retribution.

Cohen is also a national deputy fundraising chair for the RNC and arranged the payment over two years in quarterly installments as part of a deal preventing the woman from disclosing the relationship, the Journal reports.

Broidy apologized to his wife and family for the affair with the Playmate, who discovered she was pregnant and chose to get an abortion.

Cohen and Davidson did not immediate respond to requests for comment.

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Clifford's lawyer, Michael Avenatti seeks to nullify the agreement, arguing that it is invalid because it does not bear Trump's signature.

As described by a "person familiar with the matter", the NDA identified Broidy and the woman through some pretty familiar psuedonyms: David Dennison and Peggy Peterson.

"Mr. Cohen reached out to me after being contacted by this woman's attorney, Keith Davidson, " Broidy said in his statement.

"She alone decided that she did not want to continue with the pregnancy and I offered to help her financially during this hard period". According to The Times, Broidy and Nader pushed the White House to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and adopt an aggressive approach toward Iran and Qatar, as well as asked Trump to meet with the Emirati leader outside the White House. Broidy said he retained Cohen because Cohen had a prior relationship with Davidson.

A Times report late last month detailed emails between Broidy and George Nader, a Middle East adviser who is now said to be cooperating with Mueller.

Cohen is also in the crosshairs of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who raided his office and residence on Monday and seized records and communications related to the deal with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. He also wrote that it was "unfortunate that this personal matter between two consenting adults is the subject of national discussion just because of Michael Cohen's involvement. 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.

Davidson and Cohen were also in communication about a third agreement involving former Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal.

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