Judge Nap: Giuliani's Claim That Trump Didn't Know About Stormy Daniels Payment Is 'Unworthy of Belief'

A top Republican Trump critic lit into White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders for "misleading" the country about the payment to Stormy Daniels and said there should be Congressional oversight hearings on the matter. 

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) said Americans have to start asking, "How does Sarah Huckabee Sanders go to work every day if she was sent out there to mislead the American people?"

Dent, who is not running for re-election, said he was incredulous when Trump's new attorney Rudy Giuliani told Sean Hannity that President Trump was aware that his attorney Michael Cohen made a $130,000 payment to Daniels.

"It’s clear that someone wasn’t telling the truth: either Sarah Huckabee Sanders or the president," Dent said.

Giuliani clarified for Fox News that the money Trump paid to Cohen was for unspecified "expenses," and that the president was unaware that money would be going to Daniels.

Dent, of Allentown, Pa., said he trusts Giuliani's word that Cohen paid "hush money" to silence the adult film star about her alleged 2006 affair with Trump.

He said there is "nobody on the planet" who believes Cohen made the payment "out of the goodness of his heart" to keep Trump out of the legal debacle currently playing out.

Dent agreed that Congress should hold oversight hearings on the matter, saying if a Democrat were accused of the same things, Republicans would be "waving a bloody shirt right now."

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