Stormy Daniels makes surprise guest appearance on SNL, asks Trump to resign

Giuliani also reiterated that he believes Trump would like to testify if summoned to speak with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, either in an interview or before a grand jury.

Daniels' appearance on Saturday Night Live comes after a similarly chaotic week in the White House after Giuliani, a former New York City mayor and newest member of the president's legal team, told Fox News' Sean Hannity that Trump repaid Cohen for the $130,000 hush payment to Daniels - a transaction Trump has denied.

Adam Schuman, a former federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, told the Journal that the timeline suggests Cohen expanded his credit access in anticipation of high-dollar payoffs to defend Trump.

Amy Lieu is a news editor and reporter for Fox News.

The payment has raised questions of whether it violated any campaign finance laws.

Some experts say there may have been a violation even if Trump's carefully worded (for him) tweetstorm is true.

Mr Giuliani said that his "references to timing" were to his own "understanding of these matters".

"He is a great guy", Trump said.

Sanders said Thursday that Trump "eventually learned" about the payment, but she did not offer details.

Giuliani's comments, if true, opened both Trump and Cohen to possible legal liabilities pertaining to federal laws on reporting campaign-related finances and, in Trump's case, personal finances, including outstanding obligations to Cohen.

In line with Cohen's statements, Trump said on April 6 that he had no knowledge of the money paid to Daniels.

In his Friday statement, Giuliani said it was "undisputed" that Trump had the constitutional power to fire Comey and that doing so has turned out to be "plainly in the best interests of our nation".

Ms Daniels was paid $130,000 by Mr Trump's lawyer in 2016 to keep quiet.

Giuliani in an appearance on Fox News on Wednesday had said Trump fired James Comey as FBI director a year ago because Comey declined to state publicly that Trump was not at the time a target of the agency's investigation into Russia's role in the election.

Pressed repeatedly on this point, Conway spoke about Trump's work on a range of issues, such as the economy, North Korea and the opioid crisis, and denied the White House was facing a credibility crisis.

President Trump's new lawyer Rudy Giuliani has only been on the payroll for a few days, and is already upending things with stunning statements such as the disposability of son-in-law Jared Kushner and finally admitting that that president knew his lawyer was paying hush-money to Stormy Daniels.

Giuliani said he backed Judge Ellis' decision to scold Mueller's team for overstepping their mandate by prosecuting Manafort in hopes of turning him against President Trump.

"You take a look at what I said". I'm giving you a fact now that you don't know. Giuliani has warned Trump that he fears Cohen, the president's longtime personal attorney, will "flip", bending in the face of a potential prison sentence, and he has urged Trump to cut off communications with Cohen, according to a person close to Giuliani.

Daniels filed a lawsuit over the nondisclosure agreement, claiming it was void because Trump never signed it himself.

Kelly's stature inside the White House has always been the subject of speculation.

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