The FBI is investigating a $150,000 payment that the publisher of the National Enquirer made to a second woman who claims she had an affair with the president, according to a report Tuesday.
The agency executed a search warrant Monday targeting President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, that included a request for documents related to Cohen’s payment of $130,000 to stripper Stormy Daniels. The porn star has said she had an affair with Trump.
But the feds also want to know about a payment made by American Media, Inc., which owns the Enquirer, to former Playboy model Karen McDougal, sources told the New York Times. AMI’s chief executive is a personal friend of Trump’s, the paper said without identifying the person.
McDougal claims that she had a nearly yearlong affair with Trump in 2006.
The FBI also is seeking documents related to Cohen’s ownership of “numerous” New York City taxi medallions, CNN said.
Cohen had allegedly been arrears with the New York transit agency MTA over about $40,000 in unpaid taxes involving them.
US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein directly approved the FBI’s application for the search warrant aimed at Cohen, according to multiple reports.