The Journal on Thursday sought comment from the White House, which referred questions about Mr. Trump’s involvement in the hush money deals to the president’s outside counsel Jay Sekulow.
But Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, admitted to paying Daniels $130,000 in a hush payment in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election.
The U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan, which prosecuted Cohen, now has evidence of Trump's involvement in the agreement, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The Journal reported that as a presidential candidate, Trump "directed deals in phone calls and meetings" related to the women with Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal attorney, and recently reborn Democrat.
Cohen has implicated Trump in the hush money payments.
The newspaper, citing dozens of interviews and documents, also reported that Trump may have violated federal campaign finance laws through his participation in the deals.
WSJ: Trump was involved in or briefed on nearly every step of the agreements. He directed deals in phone calls and meetings with...Michael Cohen, and others. The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan has gathered evidence of Mr. Trump’s participation.
Daniels is currently suing Trump and Michael Cohen, his former personal attorney, in connection with a nondisclosure agreement barring her from discussing the alleged tryst.
Donald Trump was involved in every step of the hush money agreements to buy the silence of Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels — and raise the serious possibility that the president may have broken campaign finance law. New from the @WSJ:
The Journal, in an extensive report, found that Trump was “involved in or briefed on nearly every step of the agreements” to provide hush money to McDougal, a former Playboy Playmate, and Daniels, an adult film actress.
Trump has denied knowing about a $130,000 payment made to Stormy Daniels, an adult film star and director who alleges she had sex with Trump in 2006.
President Donald Trump was involved in "nearly every step" in the plots to silence adult-film actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal, who both alleged to have had sexual affairs with the president before he entered the Oval Office.
Donald Trump was directly involved in arranging payments to silence former lovers Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, despite months of denials, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
WSJ: Despite repeated denials of knowing anything about hush money payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, Trump was involved in or briefed on nearly every step of the agreements and directed deals in phone calls and meetings with Michael Cohen.
The Journal, however, reports that in October 2016, when discussing making a payment to Daniels, Trump told Cohen to "get it done."
WSJ “found that Trump was involved in or briefed on nearly every step of the agreements. He directed deals in phone calls and meetings with Michael Cohen, and others.” U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan has gathered evidence of Trump’s participation.
Trump has denied he had sex with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
Cohen pleaded guilty in August to campaign finance violations, and admitted that he made payments to two women at the direction of a candidate for political office.