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Washington Post Quotes Trevor Potter: Why Attorney-Client Privilege Probably Won't Shield Trump in the Stormy Daniels Case

April 10, 2018, The Washington Post

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.

For the full article, please visit The Washington Post’s website.

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.


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