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Documents as “strictly CONFIDENTIAL PROCEDURE” for the first time, Band President, Donald Trump is the flagship of the holding and companies, the efforts to silence a former adult film actress who says she had an affair with Mr. Trump.

A Trump organization lawyer, Jill A. Martin, is listed as counsel in arbitration, LLC, a Delaware company founded by Mr Trump’s request for Major Consultants, the personal attorney and to pay $ 130,000 to Stephanie Clifford, in exchange for her silence, according to the Feb. 22, the court of arbitration documents filed in Orange County, California.

At the output a high-profile battle between Mr. Trump’s personal attorney and Mrs. Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels. Michael Cohen, Mr. Trump’s lawyer, to stop an injunction against Mrs Clifford in the mediation by talking about an alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Mr. Trump. Mrs. Clifford has asked to explain to a judge that the confidentiality agreement is null and void.

The White house and Mr. Cohen have repeatedly tried the removal of the President from the porn star-Pact and terms of payment. Mr Cohen, who was employed by the Trump organization, when he brokered the deal with Ms. Clifford just before the 2016 presidential elections, he claimed, on his own and has called it a “private transaction.” Soon after Mr. Trump’s election victory, Mr. Cohen left the company to his own legal practice.

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Mr. Cohen and White House representatives denied any sexual encounter took place between Mr. Trump and Ms. Clifford. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders questions about the agreement to Mr. Cohen.

It is not known whether Mr Trump took them in the agreement or was aware. TheFederal election Commissionis the assessment of complaints by interest groups claiming the transaction violated campaign-Finance laws. Proof of a violation would require to Finance the evidence of the coordination between the company, Cohen and Trump or his campaign, the campaign, experts say.

Mr Trump took a leave of absence from the Trump Organization after the election and turned over the company to his two oldest sons and one other Executive, however, retains a significant financial interest in the company. A financial disclosure form released last year, Mr. Trump shows continue to derive a significant income from the company.

Mrs Martin by E-Mail a statement from the company said, it facilitates the submission of “in their individual capacity”, to a New York lawyer who gained approval to practice in California. “The company has no involvement in the matter,” the statement said.

Asked for comment, Mr. Cohen referred to the journal of the Trump organization statement. The White house has not yet responded to requests for comment.

The arbitration filings, revealed by Michael Avenatti, Mrs Clifford’s lawyer, show a direct connection between Mr. Trump, the company and the confidentiality agreement with Ms. Clifford.

Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, has asked to explain to a judge, a confidentiality agreement was invalid.

“We are uncovering more and more evidence that shows that the American people have told the truth,” Mr. Avenatti said in a statement. “We will not stop until we get to the track.”

In January, The Wall Street Journal first reported the existence of the confidentiality agreement and the payment to Mrs Clifford, who had private allegedly had a sexual encounter with Mr. Trump after they met at a celebrity golf tournament in 2006.

MS Martin, 38 years old, is a vice president and assistant general counsel at the Trump organization, based in Los Angeles, according to her LinkedIn page.

In the arbitration, Ms. Martin signed a Declaration, listing its office address as A Trump National Drive, the Trump organization Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

Mrs Martin, a lawyer for the Trump organization since 2010, Mr. Trump has defended both in court and in the media. She was claimed to be a leading lawyer for the Trump organization in processes, Mr. Trump’s real estate seminars at Trump University-had cheated customers.

The company dropped the lawsuits in November 2016, after Mr Trump’s behaviour to the victory in the presidential election, without admitting wrongdoing.

Although she had no formal role in Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign, Mrs Martin, vouching for his character in interviews in the media during the 2016 campaign, after several women accused him of sexual harassment and assault, which he denied.

“Thousands of women have worked for him, including me, and he treated us with nothing but respect and appropriate. And he has always been someone, none of us would imagine he would do such a thing,” Ms. Martin said of the allegations, in October 2016 interview with CNN.

“Thousands of women have worked for him, including me, and he treated us with nothing but respect and appropriate. And he has always been someone, none of us would imagine he would do such a thing.”

– Jill A. Martin, The Trump Organization Lawyer

Mr Cohen, a senior lawyer at the Trump organization, when he said of the deal with Ms. Clifford in October 2016, in a Feb. 13 statement to the media that he “facilitated” the payment with his own funds.

Mr Cohen said he had not been refunded, to say the of the Trump organization, or by Mr. Trump’s campaign, but refused, if he be reimbursed by Mr. Trump or someone else.

The arbitration court filing signed by Mrs Martin was used to the name “EC, LLC”, an acronym for key consultants to be in the confidentiality agreement, and against “Peggy Peterson,” a pseudonym for Mrs Clifford in the agreement, in an effort to hide their true identity.

Mrs Clifford is looking last week filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the contract is null and void. Neither the White house nor Mr. Cohen is responding to the lawsuit.

Among the arguments in the complaint that Mr Trump did not sign the agreement, even though he was one of the party. He was listed as “David Dennison,” also a pseudonym, your court-filed documents show.

In the “strictly confidential” documents from Ms. Martin filed a demand for arbitration, she said, the confidentiality agreement are allowed to be issued for a temporary injunction against the “Peggy Peterson” without prior notice in the event of a threatened breach of the contract.

On Feb. 27, the arbitrator issued a restraining order against Mrs Clifford apart from a breach of the confidentiality agreement. Mr. Avenatti to a questioning of the legitimacy of the arbitration.

— Jim Oberman contributed to this article.

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