President Trump denies Stormy Daniels' affair

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Published: Mar. 26, 2018 at 4:15 PM EDT
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The White House is not buying what Stormy Daniels said on "60 Minutes."

"The president doesn't believe that any of the claims Mrs. Daniels made last night are accurate," said Raj Shah, the deputy White House press secretary.

The adult film actress claimed she had a one-night affair with President Trump in 2006, even though she has denied it in the past.

"Wow, you-- you are special. You remind me of my daughter," Daniels said on "60 Minutes."

Daniels claims years later, she received a threat to keep the affair a secret.

"A guy walked up on me and said to me, 'Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.' And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, 'That's a beautiful little girl. It'd be a shame if something happened to her mom,'" Daniels said.

President Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, says he had nothing to do with that. But he admits paying Daniels $130,000 of his own money as part of a nondisclosure agreement just days before the 2016 presidential election. That may be considered a campaign contribution.

Cohen says neither the Trump organization nor the campaign was involved in paying Daniels. His attorney added President Trump himself did not reimburse Cohen but called the president a third party beneficiary.

"That's to protect reputation, family, business. That's what that payment is for. It has nothing to do with running for president," Cohen's attorney David Schwartz said on ABC's "Good Morning America."

Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, tweeted a picture of a disc he hinted contains pictures.

"The CD, the tweet of the CD, the DVD, was meant as a warning shot that Mr. Cohen and the president had better be very careful about what they state about my client," Avenatti said on "CBS This Morning."

President Trump tweeted Monday morning, "So much fake news. Never been more voluminous or inaccurate."