Washington — US President Donald Trump has broken a two-month silence about allegations he had sex with a porn star, insisting he did not pay her $130,000 hush money through his lawyer. After weeks of dodging questions about the alleged tryst, Trump offered a flat "no" on Thursday when asked if he knew about the payment made in the final weeks of the 2016 election. The actress, Stephanie Clifford — who goes by the screen name Stormy Daniels — claims she received the money to cover up a sexual encounter with Trump more than a decade ago. The president’s long-time lawyer Michael Cohen has admitted to making the payment and has accused Daniels of breaching a non-disclosure agreement she signed in return. In March Daniels told 21-million TV watchers that she had unprotected sex with Trump after meeting at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe in July 2006 — shortly after Trump’s wife Melania gave birth to their son. That alleged affair and the suspected cover-up presents a legal and...

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