WASHINGTON — Multiple sources told NBC News today that Stormy Daniels is cooperating with federal investigators investigating the 2016 nondisclosure agreement and $130,000 payment she received from Michael Cohen.
Moments after the NBC report, Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted: “My client @stormydaniels and I will fully cooperate with any search for the truth regarding the threats, cover-up and lies concerning the NDA and $130k payment. Unlike others, we don’t require the presence of the fine members of the FBI in order to speak honestly.”
News of Daniels' cooperation with investigators came a day after FBI agents raided the New York City office and residence of Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, and seized documents related to the payment to the actress.
Multiple reports indicate that federal investigators are looking into Cohen for much more than just the $130,000 payment to Daniels.
Daniels has said that Cohen paid her the money in exchange for an agreement to keep quiet about an affair with Trump that she claims began in 2006, shortly after the birth of his youngest son.
The White House has denied that Trump had sex with Daniels, and the president has said he was unaware of Cohen's deal with Daniels when it was executed.
In related news, federal prosecutors are asking the Trump Organization to turn over documents related to the “hush” payment to Daniels.