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Michael Cohen facilitated $1.6 million agreement on behalf of GOP fundraiser

Michael Cohen facilitated $1.6 million agreement on behalf of GOP fundraiser

Speaking to sources on background, The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen also set up a deal between Republican National Committee (RNC) deputy finance chairman Elliot Broidy and an unnamed Playboy playmate who got pregnant. Shortly after the news came out, WSJ journalist Rebecca Ballhaus reports that Broidy has resigned from his position.

"I acknowledge I had a consensual relationship with a Playboy Playmate", Broidy said via a spokesperson. "At the end of our relationship, this woman shared with me that she was pregnant".

As described by a "person familiar with the matter", the NDA identified Broidy and the woman through some pretty familiar psuedonyms: David Dennison and Peggy Peterson.

Mr Broidy said Mr Cohen contacted him after being contacted by the woman's lawyer, Keith Davidson.

Cohen is also in the crosshairs of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 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.

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, looks on as his attorney (not pictured) delivers a statement to reporters after meeting with Senate Intelligence Committee staff on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 19, 2017.

The report follows a flurry of news this week after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Cohen's offices and seized various records, documents, and pieces of tech. According to The Times, Broidy and Nader pushed the White House to oust Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and adopt an aggressive approach toward Iran and Qatar, as well as asked Trump to meet with the Emirati leader outside the White House. The woman, meanwhile, was represented by attorney Keith Davidson, who previously represented two women who now claim they had affairs with Trump - former Playmate Karen McDougal and porn actress Stormy Daniels.

In a statement, Broidy admitted to the relationship but did not address whether he impregnated the woman.

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Broidy, a member of the Republican Jewish Coalition board, was an early backer of Trump among GOP Jews, who generally back establishment figures in the party and were wary of Trump's insurgency.

Broidy was a deputy finance chairman for the RNC until today.

The source says it allows the woman to speak about and take legal action concerning her alleged pregnancy if she so chooses.

The New York Times reported that the FBI acted on a tip from special counsel Robert Mueller, which was approved and passed along to the US Attorney of the Southern District of New York's office by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, because it was not tied directly to Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

Friday's report is the latest in a string of damaging stories about Broidy, who has faced reports alleging he peddled influence with President Donald Trump and top administration officials to win lucrative contracts in countries including Angola, Romania, and the United Arab Emirates, for his defense firm, Circinus.

CNBC later reported that Cohen was paid $250,000 for negotiating the agreement. The woman's name has not been made public and the source declined to disclose it.

McDougal has since claimed in a lawsuit that Davidson was working with Cohen to keep her quiet.