Trump Discloses More Than $100000 Payment to Michael Cohen in Financial Form

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The head of the nation's ethics office is questioning why President Donald Trump didn't disclose past year that he owed personal attorney Michael Cohen as much as $250,000 for unspecified "expenses".

The latest ethics disclosure did not describe the objective or the recipient of the original 2016 payment to a "third party" made by Cohen, for which he was reimbursed by Trump.

Gleason says he consulted Michael Cohen, the embattled private attorney of President Donald Trump, years earlier about Schneiderman accusers.

The filing shows he paid Michael Cohen between $100,001 (£75,000) and $250,000 for expenses incurred in 2016. His lawyer has said he paid porn star Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an affair she had with Trump.

It will soon be revealed that Stormy Daniels was not alone in alleging an affair with President Donald Trump and signing a non-disclosure agreement with Michael Cohen to cover it up, the adult film star's lawyer said Thursday.

Giuliani subsequently told The New York Times the reimbursement was made in monthly installments of $35,000 to Cohen that began some time after the campaign. The president denies the affair, and initially denied all knowledge of the payment, which Cohen has acknowledged was meant to stop her from going public with the allegations.

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Michael Avenatti, an attorney representing Daniels, on Tuesday questioned why Trump was acknowledging the payment - and his reimbursement of Cohen - now.

The deputy attorney general is overseeing the Department of Justice investigation into whether Trump aides colluded with alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election.

In any event, Trump's payment to Cohen of close to half a million dollars still makes no sense, Clark said, if it was to reimburse Cohen for a payment to Daniels that was less than one-third that amount. "You won't see daylight between me and the President", Giuliani said.

In his letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the OGE acting director said: "You may find the disclosure relevant to any inquiry you may be pursuing".

Giuliani said he knew news of the payment would come out, even if he didn't know "exactly when or what would come out". Cohen's released account ledger, which shows no payment from Mr. Al-Rumaihi or any company or fund associated with him, confirms this. The nascent effort to package the two figures was reported previously by The New York Times.

"There is substantial evidence that President Trump had knowledge of the loan when he filed his 2017 [financial disclosure form] notwithstanding his failure to report it". His Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, received $25 million, and his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, generated $15 million.

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