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Trump lawyer arranged payoff to Playboy Playmate for Republican fundraiser

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          GOP fundraiser leaves post over payment arranged by Trump lawyer to pregnant Playboy model        GOP donor resigns over deal with Playboy model NATION-NOW GOP fundraiser leaves post over payment arranged by Trump lawyer to pregnant Playboy model GOP donor resigns over deal with Playboy model
Andrew Cummings | 14 April, 2018, 14:44

Through a statement provided by a spokesman, Broidy said he did have a relationship and, at the end of it, the woman told him she was pregnant. Mr. Cohen remains in his post, according.

Broidy, a former member of the commission that oversees the Los Angeles city Fire and Police Pension Fund, said it was "unfortunate" that his affair - which occurred "between two consenting adults" has become the "subject of a national discussion just because of Michael Cohen's involvement".

CNN has reached out to Cohen for comment.

In court filings Friday, federal prosecutors said Cohen is the target of a "months-long" criminal probe into his personal finances and business dealings.

The woman who accepted the payment claims that before she became pregnant, Broidy had paid her to engage in an exclusive sexual relationship to last one to two years, the Journal reported.

Cohen handled the settlement to the woman for Elliot Broidy, a venture-capitalist who serves as a deputy finance chairman for the RNC, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Friday's revelation focuses more attention on Cohen, a longtime Trump confidant whose residences and office were raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this week.

The matter might have remained personal, as the relations between a California businessman and a Playmate is nothing unusual in Tinseltown, but Broidy reportedly helped raise over $108 million in funding for Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and donated more than $160,000 to the RNC a year ago.

Broidy has resigned from the Republican National Committee (RNC).

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So far this cycle, Broidy and his wife have contributed $614,000 to Republican campaign committees and the RNC, records show. Trump has denied relationships with both Daniels and McDougal.

This is not the first time Broidy has come under scrutiny this year.

Broidy was a major fund-raiser for George W. Bush.

"I acknowledge I had a consensual relationship with a Playboy Playmate", Broidy said in a statement provided to the Journal.

"She alone decided that she did not want to continue with the pregnancy and I offered to help her financially during this hard period. She alone decided that she did not want to continue with the pregnancy and I offered to help her financially during this hard period". "We have not spoken since that time". "If he has any regard for good government, DeSantis will immediately remove Broidy from his national finance team", said Kevin Donohoe, a spokesman for the Florida Democratic Party.

In February, Cohen admitted having paid $130,000 to Daniels, an adult film actress who alleges that she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, arranged the 2017 deal. Those are the same names used to identify Donald Trump and Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) in a 2016 agreement.

McDougal has since claimed in a lawsuit that Davidson was working with Cohen to keep her quiet. "I'm gonna take a look", she said.

The day before she signed the contract, Davidson emailed Cohen and told him by phone that the deal was finalized, according to a person familiar with the conversation. AMI has asked the judge to dismiss the case, arguing that the deal is protected under the First Amendment.

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