Steve Bannon suggested that Donald Trump’s lawyers paid off over 100 women who had sexual encounters with the then-candidate during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Porn star Stephanie Clifford is said to have been paid $130,000 in 2016 to keep quiet about an alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Trump.
And Bannon, in an interview for journalist Michael Wolff’s tell-all book about the Trump White House ‘Fire and Fury’, suggested that Clifford wasn’t the only woman to receive a similar payout.
“Look, Kasowitz has known [Trump] for twenty-five years,” Bannon allegedly said.
“Kasowitz has gotten him out of all kinds of jams. Kasowitz on the campaign – what did we have, a hundred women? Kasowitz took care of all of them.”
The remark takes on new significance after the Wall Street Journal reported Friday that another of the president’s lawyers, Michael Cohen, sent hush money to Clifford just weeks before the 2016 election.
As part of the alleged deal, the 38-year-old agreed to not speak publicly about it.
The alleged incident occurred at a hotel in Lake Tahoe during the July 2006 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at the Edgewood Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada.
It was described this week in a Wall Street Journal report which disclosed the sum allegedly paid.
In response to that report, the president’s lawyer vehemently denied that any such sexual encounter ever occurred.