Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she’s ‘not aware’ of other Trump hush agreements

- Mei 07, 2018

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday she is “not aware” of any other women who were paid to keep silent about alleged affairs with President Donald Trump.

Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and new member of the president’s legal team, said Sunday that while he had “no knowledge” of other payments made by Michael Cohen, he believed that “if it was necessary,” Trump’s longtime personal attorney would have struck additional deals.

Pressed at Monday’s press briefing about the possibility of Cohen making payments to other women, Sanders said she had no knowledge of such “activity.”

“I'm not aware of any other activity, but I would refer you to Rudy Giuliani to respond to any of those questions or anybody else on the president's outside counsel,” Sanders said at the press briefing.

Asked about the possibility during an interview on ABC News on Sunday, Giuliani replied, "I have no knowledge of that, but I would think if it was necessary, yes.”

He added: "He made payments for the president or he's conducted business for the president, which means he had legal fees, monies laid out and expenditures."


Sanders and the White House have faced credibility questions amid a series of conflicting statements about a $130,000 payment made by Cohen to Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who says she was paid to keep quiet about a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006.

After Guiliani revealed to Fox News last week that Trump reimbursed Cohen for the Daniels payment, Sanders told reporters that she only became aware of the repayment during Giuliani's on-air remarks.

Sanders previously told reporters Trump had no knowledge of the payments and the president directly denied knowing of the agreement. The White House has since said that Trump did not have knowledge of the payment at the time of the transaction.


 

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