That’s no lie’: The moment Trump’s lawyer pounces on the MSNBC host after he began reading the transcript of the former president who denies any knowledge of Stormy Daniels’ hush money payments
- The presenter showed images of Trump denying knowledge of the payment to journalists
- As the presenter read the transcript, Trump’s lawyer tried to snatch the paper out of his hands.
The footage shows Trump’s lawyer lashing out at an MSNBC host after he began reading a transcript of the former president denying any knowledge of Stormy Daniels’ hush money payment.
MSNBC host Ari Melber posted a clip of his interview with Donald Trump’s lawyer Joe Tacopina on Twitter.
The clip showed the moment the interviewer brought up the lie that Trump did not know about payments of $130,000 in hush money to Stormy Daniels on the eve of the 2016 election.
Trump admitted in 2018 that he authorized the payment to Daniels after denying it for years.
Melber showed footage of Trump on a plane when asked by reporters if he knew about the payments, and he said no.
The clip showed the moment interviewer Ari Melber (left) brought up the lie that Trump did not know about the $130,000 hush money payments to Stormy Daniels on the eve of the 2016 election. Later, Trump’s attorney , Joe Tacopina (right), lunged forward and tried to grab Melber’s transcript.
Trump’s lawyer said Trump’s comment that he did not know about the hush money payments was not a lie, prompting Melber to exclaim, “Isn’t that a lie?!”, and Tacopina confirmed: “That’s it’s not a lie’.
His lawyer said this comment was not a lie, prompting Melber to exclaim, “Isn’t that a lie?” and Tacopina confirmed, “That’s not a lie.”
The host began to read the transcript of the footage he showed Trump’s attorney as Tacopina pounced and tried to grab the paper from the host.
‘Give me that,’ said the lawyer.
Melber posted the interaction on Twitter and simply captioned it: “Interviews.”
Timeline of Trump secret payments controversy
2006: The alleged affair between Stormy Daniels and Trump occurred
2016: Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 for his silence
2017: Trump began making monthly payments to Cohen to repay Daniels’ payment
2018: Cohen admitted to the secret payments, but Trump denied knowing anything about them. Later that year, Trump admitted to paying Cohen a monthly advance to repay the payments.
Adult film actress Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, told people she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006, years before he won the 2016 presidential election.
According to Ms. Daniels, she met the former president at a celebrity golf tournament and had sex with him there.
Trump has vehemently denied the matter.
In 2018, the Wall Street Journal reported that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen had negotiated a secret $130,000 hush payment for Ms. Daniels shortly before the 2016 election.
Cohen has become a harsh critic of the former president after he stopped working for him.
In 2018, he acknowledged that he paid hush money to Daniels, even though Trump had denied knowing anything about the payment in front of reporters aboard Air Force One.
It turned out that Trump had reimbursed Cohen and admitted in a series of Twitter posts that his lawyer received a “monthly retainer” that was used to “stop false and extortionate accusations made by her (Ms. Daniels) about an affair.” .
Although Trump was the interim president of the US, he and Cohen had a public falling out, which included Trump calling his former lawyer a “rat” and “a weak person” while Cohen called him “a cheat, a liar”. , a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man’ in return.
Cohen served jail time after pleading guilty in two criminal cases, one of which involved the use of campaign funds in connection with Daniels and another woman who allegedly had an affair with Trump.
Trump’s former lawyer said he had been acting on his orders and the bribes were supposed to keep love stories out of the public eye ahead of the 2016 election.