Cohen is also in the sights of the FBI, who raided his office and residence on Monday and seized records and communications related to the deal with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. The agents also sought documents regarding another woman who allegedly had an affair with Trump, Karen McDougal, who received $150,000 from the parent company of The National Enquirer. The CEO of that company, American Media, is friends with Trump.
The authorities reportedly seized documents and communications related to the now-infamous “Access Hollywood” tape containing audio of Trump boasting about sexual harassment.
Broidy was a prominent supporter of Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and contributed to the then-candidate’s fundraising efforts as vice chairman of the Trump Victory Fund, which combined state and national Republican committees.
Broidy apologized to his family in his statement: “It is unfortunate that this personal matter between two consenting adults is the subject of national discussion just because of Michael Cohen’s involvement. Mr. Cohen reached out to me after being contacted by this woman’s attorney, Keith Davidson. Although I had not previously hired Mr. Cohen, I retained Mr. Cohen after he informed me about his prior relationship with Mr. Davidson.”