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Donald trump's claim that he knew nothing about hush money paid to porn star stormy Daniels in the run up to the twenty sixteen election appears to have suffered a blow as newly released FBI documents to picked him as having been actively involved in the scheme the court papers unsealed Thursday reveal frequent phone calls and text messages involving trump his staffers and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen who testified that he paid one hundred and thirty thousand dollars to Daniel's whose real name is Stephanie Clifford at the direction of then candidate trump in order to squash your claim of an affair with trump and avoid a scandal I regret the day I said yes to Mr trump , I regret all the help and support I gave him along the way the documents which were used by prosecutors to obtain a twenty eighteen search warrant for Cohen's home and office also show a central role played by hope Hicks trump's presidential campaign press secretary who later became a senior White House official X. testified on Capitol Hill earlier this year that she was never present for any discussion during the campaign between trump and Colin about Daniels but the documents describe phone calls between Hicks and Colin with at least one involving trump which prosecutors believe were about the hush money they also show a text message consent to hex about a Wall Street journal article detailing trumps alleged affairs the Coen said was getting quote little to no traction prompting Hicks to respond quote same keep praying it's working the documents were made public as federal prosecutors indicated that they have ended their investigation into campaign finance violations that centered around Colin suggesting they will not charge anyone in the trump organization or others linked to the matter Colin began serving a three year prison sentence in may for those violations and other crimes including making false statements to a bank and tax evasion the White House and a lawyer for Hicks did not immediately respond to requests for comment