"She alone decided that she did not want to continue with the pregnancy, and I offered to help her financially during this hard period", Broidy said in a statement following both reports.
Ronna McDaniel, the RNC's chairwoman, said Broidy offered his resignation on Friday. Davidson did not immediately respond to request for comment.
A weekly recap of the top political stories from The Globe, sent right to your email. Broidy served on the finance committee with Cohen, who is now under criminal investigation for his business dealings.
Broidy admitted to the affair and pregnancy after the Wall Street Journal first reported Friday that in 2017 Cohen negotiated to pay $1.6 million to the former Playboy model on Broidy's behalf. The deal also allowed the woman to keep the baby, determine paternity and seek child support if she chose to do so.
The FBI was apparently interested in Cohen's role in arranging payments to at least two women who say they had sexual relationships with Trump. Broidy said he retained Cohen's service after the lawyer told Broidy that the woman's lawyer had contacted him. In his statement, Broidy said he retained Cohen after Trump's lawyer "informed me about his prior relationship with Mr. Davidson".
Friday's revelation focuses more attention on Cohen, a longtime Trump confidant whose residences and office were raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this week.
Last week, federal agents raided Cohen's house, hotel room, and office, prompting outrage from Trump who called it a "witch hunt" and a "disgraceful situation". Ted Cruz's presidential bid, eventually became vice chair of the Republican Party and Trump's 2016 joint fundraising committee, helping raise more than $108 million.Читайте также: 'He's back!': Tyson Fury's comeback fight set for June 9th in Manchester
The matter might have remained personal, as the relations between a California businessman and a Playmate is nothing unusual in Tinseltown, but Broidy reportedly helped raise over $108 million in funding for Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and donated more than $160,000 to the RNC past year.
Broidy pleaded guilty in 2009 in NY as part of a "pay-to-play" scheme involving the state pension fund.
Broidy, meanwhile, has been embroiled in controversy stemming from his work with George Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman who was confronted by agents working for Mueller in January and has since been cooperating with the Russian Federation probe.
"First, I would like to sincerely apologize to my wife and family for the hurt that I have caused". "I'm gonna take a look", she said. "At the end of our relationship, this woman shared with me that she was pregnant. She alone decided that she did not want to continue with the pregnancy and I offered to help her financially during this hard period", Broidy said in a statement provided to the AP. "We have not spoken since that time".
Cohen has been in news for negotiating a $130,000 hush agreement with porn star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about her alleged sexual encounter with Trump in 2006.
Davidson and Cohen were also in communication about a third agreement involving former Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal.
Both McDougal and Daniels have hired new lawyers to represent them and have sued to break free of the agreements they reached ahead of the 2016 election. Interestingly, both Broidy and Trump's alleged NDAs use the same pseudonyms, David Dennison and Peggy Peterson. AMI has asked the judge to dismiss the case, arguing that the deal is protected under the First Amendment.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.