(CNN)The legal and political storm around Stormy Daniels -- and her allegations that she had an extramarital affair with President Donald Trump in the mid-2000s -- just keeps growing.
- The Wall Street Journal reports in mid-January that Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 in exchange for her silence about the alleged affair.
- Cohen made the payment via a limited liability corporation that he established in Delaware -- a state know for its lax laws on corporate transparency -- 10 days before he transferred the money to Daniels'. The LLC is known as "Essential Consultants."
- At the end of January, Cohen releases a statement ostensibly from Clifford denying any relationship with Trump. Asked about the statement -- and the fact that the signature on it doesn't look like Clifford's -- by late night host Jimmy Kimmel, Daniels responds: "Hmm. Ha ha."
- In February, Cohen confirms that he did indeed make the payment -- out of his own pocket! He also insists he acted alone -- and not at the behest of Trump or anyone in his orbit -- and that he did not believe Daniels' claim of a relationship with Trump.
- Cohen -- with the help of Martin -- files for a restraining order to keep Daniels silent in late February.
- Daniels files suit in California, alleging that Trump broke the parameters of her "hush" agreement because he never signed it. We also learn that in that document Trump is referred to as "David Dennison" and Daniels as "Peggy Peterson" in an attempt to disguise their identities.
- White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is asked directly whether Trump knew of or authorized the payment by Cohen to Daniels. "Not that I'm aware of," she responds on March 7. "Anything beyond what I've already given you, I would refer you to the President's outside counsel."
- Cohen used a home equity line of credit to make the payment to Daniels . He also communicated with Daniels using his Trump Organization email address. "I sent emails from the Trump Org email address to my family, friends as well as Trump business emails," Cohen confirms. "I basically used it for everything. I am certain most people can relate."
- Martin's involvement in the filing of the arbitration case is revealed .