Adult film actress Stormy Daniels’ former attorney claims the alleged hush money payments from President Donald Trump were “done for political reasons” ahead of the 2016 election.
Keith Davidson explained his role in negotiating the payments for Trump’s alleged affairs with Daniels and Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal days before Trump’s election in an interview with ABC News that aired Monday.
Davidson spoke out after Trump previously denied having known anything about the hush money payment.
In the interview, Davidson touted to reporter Tom Llamas that the payment “was supposed to be the easiest deal in the history of man.”
Davidson also discussed the relationship he developed with Michael Cohen and an alleged conversation in which Cohen would air his frustrations about not being offered a job in the White House with Trump.
“He confided in me that he was just beside himself,” Davidson said.
“In his words, he said, ‘Can you f**king believe it? I just can’t f**king believe it. Can you f**king believe after everything I’ve done, he’s not taking me to Washington?'” Davidson claimed. “He felt that it was a personal embarrassment for him, he was rejected.”
Davidson went on to explain that through the scope of his experiences, he believes it is impossible for this deal to only have been personally charged.
“The ‘Access Hollywood’ tape was the motivating factor in this case actually resolving. It defeats the argument that this was done for purely personal reason and that this was in fact done for political reasons. Because after the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape that something like this could be the straw that broke the camel’s back.”
Watch the video below, via ABC News:
EXCLUSIVE: Former attorney for Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal speaks out to @TomLlamasABC, providing new details about his discussions with Pres. Trump's longtime personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen in the months preceding the 2016 election. https://t.co/58QTZklxVW pic.twitter.com/SnmdGyYFXU
— ABC News (@ABC) March 11, 2019
Davidson also claimed that Cohen was infuriated when he was not immediately reimbursed from Trump.
“He did confide in me, ‘Can you f**king believe it? That son of a b***h never paid me back,'” Davidson said.
The reporter asked Davidson if he believed Trump would still have been elected if Daniels and McDougal been silenced from hush payments.
“I have no idea, I have no idea,” he said.
However, when he was asked if it still keeps him up at night, Davidson responded, “A little bit, yes.”