Group names Trump in campaign finance complaint

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An advocacy group has named President Donald Trump and his attorney in its complaints with federal officials alleging a $130,000 payment to an adult film actress who says she had sex with Trump violated campaign finance laws.

Common Cause filed amended complaints Monday with the Federal Election Commission and Justice Department.

The group says the payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels - part of an agreement made days before the 2016 presidential election - was not reported as a campaign expenditure or an in-kind contribution.

The complaint alleges that Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, was an agent of then-candidate Trump and should be considered a campaign expenditure and in-kind contribution.

Cohen has said he made the payment out his pocket and neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction.