Michael Cohen, whose home and office were raided this week by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents searching in part for information about payoffs to womenalleging sexual encounters with Trump, handled the matter on behalf of the fundraiser, Elliott Broidy, the person said. Another top Trump fundraiser, casino owner Steve Wynn, stepped down as RNC finance chairman in January after news that he had been accused of sexual harassing employees at his properties over decades. Trump has denied the affair and said he did not know about the agreement Cohen reached with the adult actress. "I'm gonna take a look", she said.
The payment was a personal injury settlement, and included a nondisclosure contract, forbidding the woman from discussing the deal, according to the source, who did not want to be named for fear of retribution. Additionally, the legal papers used the same pseudonyms that referred to Trump and Daniels in their agreement, "David Dennison" for the man and "Peggy Peterson" for the woman.
Broidy, who initially backed Sen. Broidy is the chairman and CEO of Broidy Capital Management and had previously as a National Vice Chairman of the Trump Victory Campaign in 2016.
In the first year of the Trump administration, Broidy was an outspoken advocate at the White House and on Capitol Hill on Middle East issues, particularly the need for action against Qatar, a rival power of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Past year he gave more than $160,000 to the RNC, according to the Journal.
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 past year. Much of this reporting has been based on copies of Broidy's emails, which he says were stolen starting in December in a hack he has blamed on the government of Qatar and its USA lobbyists. It was not clear if Broidy met with the president during that trip.
Attorneys for Cohen and Republican National Committee spokespersons, as well as lawyers for the former Playboy model, have not yet responded to CNBC's requests for comment.
"Mr. Cohen reached out to me after being contacted by this woman's attorney, Keith Davidson, " Broidy said in his statement.
The agreement says the model accuses Broidy of being the father, the source said.
The woman in the Broidy agreement committed to silence.
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".
Republican donor Elliott Broidy would pay the former model under the deal in installments over the course of two years if she stayed quiet about their relationship, according to TheNYT report, which is based on anonymous sourcing.
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