Donald Trump‘s newest legal aide told NBC News that he made the explosive announcement about the U.S. president’s personal reimbursement to Michael Cohen in order to try to get ahead of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
puzzled about why Giuliani revealed the reimbursement, since it would appear to draw the president directly into a matter that, up until this point, was alleged to have involved only Cohen acting without Trump’s knowledge.
On Wednesday, Giuliani told Fox News that Trump personally repaid Michael Cohen for a $130,000 payment to buy an adult film actress’s silence about an alleged affair prior to the 2016 presidential vote.
“I don’t think the president realized he paid (Cohen) back for that specific thing until we made him aware of the paperwork,” Giuliani said on Thursday.
NBC News’ Kristen Welker contributed to this report.
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