He added in the statement he will always support Trump.
The lawyer also refused to answer follow-up questions about the reason he gave Stormy money or whether or not the $130,000 was the only payment he ever made to her. Only Trump's most extreme supporters are capable of believing the story Cohen is pushing.
Daniels first said that they had an affair in 2011, but now denies that it happened.
He told the Times he had delivered a similar statement to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) in response to a complaint filed by Common Cause, a government watchdog group. The payment was made in 2016, during the campaign. "The timing and circumstances of the $130,000 payment to Daniels make it appear that the hush money was paid to Daniels in an effort to influence the election".
However, Cohen called Common Cause's claims of campaign finance violations "factually unsupported and without legal merit".
"Michael Cohen" Like Trump, I say it like I see it. Cohen is a crook, just like his master.
"I am Mr. Trump's longtime special counsel and I have proudly served in that role for more than a decade".
Galaxy S9 will finally feature stereo speakers (oh, and 3D emoji)
The Samsung Galaxy S9 will be announced on February 25, but more of its features have been leaked online. The Animoji's are basically 3D character emoji's that are created based on user's facial expression.
Neither Cohen nor the White House immediately responded to BuzzFeed News' requests for comment.
Clifford has been taking advantage of her new-found notoriety.
Trump was a private citizen when the 2006 sexual encounter with Clifford allegedly took place. Daniels was working at a booth promoting the adult-film company Wicked Pictures.
Weisberg, in an account published by Slate, wrote that Daniels had "worked out an agreement for the presidential candidate to pay her a six-figure sum to keep quiet".
Gina Rodriguez, a publicist for Clifford, said she cancelled Clifford's scheduled appearance on "The View" after a previous guest questioned whether she should be making public appearances.