Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, confirmed he’s seeking information from former Fox News reporter Diana Falzone, who allegedly worked on a story the conservative-leaning network killed about then-candidate Donald Trump’s payments to Stormy Daniels and other women. (The Hill)
The letter refers to the payments made through Trump’s lawyer at the time, Michael Cohen, and requests any information that Falzone may have uncovered about potential violations of campaign finance law during her reporting.
“All documents in your or your agent’s custody, control, or possession referring or relating to women alleging extramarital affairs with Donald Trump, payments by the President or anyone on his behalf to silence them, or any other potential campaign finance violation” would be subject to the the chairman’s request, the letter states.
The Oversight committee has also requested an in-person interview with Falzone, who has said that she reached a settlement with Fox News that prevents her from speaking about the story.
The New Yorker reported that Falzone was told by her then-boss at Fox, Ken LaCorte, that the network’s owner Rupert Murdoch wanted Trump to win the election, and therefore the story was killed.
Fox News has not responded to requests for comment.