Former adult film actress Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) is cooperating with federal agents investigating a $130,000 payment she received from President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, NBC News first reported Tuesday.
Daniel’s cooperation is part of federal agents’ broader investigation into Cohen, NBC noted.
Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avanatti, tweeted Tuesday afternoon that she would “fully cooperate with any search for the truth.” Avenatti didn’t immediately return HuffPost’s request for comment.
The FBI is investigating Cohen for possible bank fraud and campaign finance violations, sources told The Washington Post.
Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 days before the 2016 election, reportedly in exchange for her signing a nondisclosure agreement, stating that she not discuss her alleged affair with Trump in 2006. Some have speculated that such a payment would violate campaign finance laws.
The White House has repeatedly denied that Trump had an affair with Daniels. Trump said last week he was unaware of the payment.
Trump called the FBI raids on his longtime lawyer “a total witch hunt.”