Watchdog group Common Cause has filed complaints with the Justice Department and the Federal Election Commission over allegations that Donald Trump's personal attorney paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 shortly before the 2016 election to hide an affair.
Michael Cohen, a longtime lawyer for Trump, denied the Journal's allegations and released a statement from Daniels denying any "sexual and/or romantic affair" with Trump or the receipt of any "hush money" from Trump.
Pence also claimed that Trump's outburst had not harmed diplomatic efforts and relationships with world leaders, even though many of them have condemned the president's remarks.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday defended President Donald Trump over his recent comments disparaging immigration from Africa and Haiti, telling The Associated Press that the president's "heart" is aimed at a merit-based system that is blind to immigrants' "race or creed".
Yeah, we know his heart, too... we know it's probably clogged from all that KFC!
'I can definitely describe his junk perfectly, if I ever have to, ' Daniels said of Trump, in the 2011 interview - which was only published in full for the first time on Friday.
USA oil inventories down for 10th week in a row
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Tabloid reportedly delayed Stormy Daniels...
The White House had previously said she would accompany the president on the trip to the annual summit in a Swiss Alpine resort. But there is quite a bit of evidence in the public record suggesting Trump and Daniels were involved.
On Saturday, Melania Trump marked the one-year anniversary of her husband's inauguration by tweeting an image to mark the occasion that did not include the President, but rather was of herself, her arm linked with a military escort, at Trump's inaugural swearing-in ceremony.
"Rumors that I have received hush money from Donald Trump are completely false", the letter read. "But the fact of the matter is, these stories are not true". She had two performances over the weekend at the Trophy Club strip club in the outskirts of Greenville, South Carolina.
"I know the president's heart and I know that what President Trump wants to do is reform immigration to make our system one that puts the interests of America first", Pence said.