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Ex-Trump aide Hicks denies money was paid to porn star Stormy Daniels to hush her

Ex-Trump aide Hicks denies money was paid to porn star Stormy Daniels to hush her

Hope Hicks, former White House Communications Director and one of President Trump’s closest aides, denied on Friday that she was involved in hush-money payment to a porn star who claimed to have had a sexual encounter with America’s sitting president.

The former aide who was invited for a closed door interview before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S denied being involved in discussion between Trump and his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen about a payment to porn star Stormy Daniels during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Her lawyer, Robert Trout, issued a statement a day after newly unsealed FBI documents raised new questions about Hicks’ June 19 testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee.

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“Reports claiming that Ms. Hicks was involved in conversations about ‘hush money’ payments on October 8, 2016, or knew that payments were being discussed, are simply wrong,” Trout said in his statement on Friday. “Ms. Hicks stands by her truthful testimony that she first became aware of this issue in early November 2016, as the result of press inquiries, and she will be responding formally to Chairman Nadler’s letter as requested.”

At a judge’s order, the government published on Thursday a 19-page section of its application in 2018 for a warrant to search Cohen’s home and office that had previously been redacted. The new material cited several phone calls involving Hicks in support of the application.

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