He paid for the woman's abortion and then tossed in an extra $1.599 million because he wanted to "help her financially during this hard period".
Elliott Broidy, the RNC's national deputy finance chairman, told BuzzFeed News in a statement, "First, I would like to sincerely apologize to my wife and family for the hurt that I have caused".
In February, Cohen admitted having paid $130,000 to Daniels, an adult film actress who alleges that she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006.
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 a year ago. Mr. Cohen remains in his post, according.
Cohen and Broidy worked together at the RNC, after both being appointed in April 2017 by Trump.
Since Trump's inauguration, Broidy has been a regular visitor to the White House and Mar-a-Lago, Trump's "Summer White House", which he visits regularly to play golf and hobnob with his well-heeled pals.
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's lawyer and fixer, is being accused of helping a top Republican official pay off a former Playboy model the official impregnated.
The nondisclosure agreement between Broidy and the woman includes the woman's allegation that Broidy paid her for a sexual relationship that lasted one to two years, The Journal reported. Broidy served on the finance committee with Cohen, who is now under criminal investigation for his business dealings.
Broidy allegedly confirmed the affair happened, but the Playmate can not speak about the incident because of the agreement she reportedly signed in exchange for the money. Cohen didn't respond to requests for comment from the outlet. "Although I had not previously hired Mr. Cohen, I retained Mr. Cohen after he informed me about his prior relationship with Mr. Davidson", Broidy said. The money was to be paid to her over two years in quarterly settlements, with the first payment due on December 1, sources told WSJ.
According to The Journal, the deal was negotiated late previous year and blocks the woman from disclosing details of her relationship with Broidy.
The source says it allows the woman to speak about and take legal action concerning her alleged pregnancy if she so chooses. Clifford's current lawyer Michael Avenatti has also been critical. The FBI raids also sought information that included payments allegedly made to keep women silent about affairs with Trump more than a decade ago.