Sanders: Trump 'eventually learned' of Cohen repayment

Posted at 1:54 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 15:54:41-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Donald Trump "eventually learned" that attorney Michael Cohen was reimbursed for making a $130,000 hush payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels in the days before the 2016 election.

Sanders is referring specific questions about the case to Trump's legal counsel and referring other questions to attorney Rudy Giuliani's recent interviews.

Giuliani said in televised interviews that Trump didn't know the full details of the payments until about 10 days ago.

Sanders says her "first awareness" of the president reimbursing the $130,000 payment came during Giuliani's interview Wednesday night.

Asked if she was caught off-guard, Sanders says she is not part of the legal team and has tried to give reporters the "best information" she has.

Daniels has alleged a sexual tryst with the president in 2006. The White House has said Trump denies having a relationship with Daniels.