Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter: Why Attorney-Client Privilege Probably Won't Shield Trump in the Stormy Daniels Case
Evidence seized by federal agents from President Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen include documents related to a $130,000 payment made shortly before Election Day 2016 to Stormy Daniels, the porn star who says she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago. Cohen has said he paid Daniels with his own money, and Trump has said he did not know about the payment at the time.
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Whether Trump knew about the payment is a key point, because according to former Federal Election Commission chairman Trevor Potter, Cohen’s payment to Daniels could be construed as an illegal in-kind contribution to Trump’s campaign.
Mr. Potter leads Caplin & Drysdale’s Political Law Group in Washington, D.C.
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Excerpt taken from the article “Why Attorney-Client Privilege Probably Won’t Shield Trump in the Stormy Daniels Case” by Callum Borchers for The Washington Post.