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

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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is now serving as President Donald Trump's attorney, said today's disclosure of the President's new financial statement explains why he purposely went public with the revelation that Trump paid back his personal attorney for a payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. It was included on Trump's 92-page 2018 disclosure, filed this week.

The ethics office is a government watchdog that provides oversight of the executive branch program created to prevent and resolve conflicts of interest.

The mandatory filing says that "in 2016 expenses were incurred by one of Donald J. Trump's attorneys, Michael Cohen".

Trump submitted his financial disclosure form, showing he made a payment to Cohen between $100,001 and $250,000 in 2017.

The president denies the affair, and initially denied all knowledge of the payment, which Mr Cohen has acknowledged was meant to stop her from going public with the allegations.

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) released the disclosure forms Wednesday, along with a letter from OGE head David Apol to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein in response to a request from a left-wing corruption watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), to investigate.

The two SARs that the whistleblower couldn't find detail larger quantities of money being paid to Cohen, according to the report: One for "a little over a million dollars" and another for "suspect transfers totaling more than two million dollars".

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

His continued ownership of the golf venues has been criticized by opponents, who say it blends personal and public business, allowing him to profit from the presidency. Mr. Trump seemed to confirm the claim on Twitter the following morning.

Its government was deeply interested in continuing close relations, and there was, the people knowledgeable about the meeting said, a lot to talk about at the Dec 12 Trump Tower meeting.

The move comes five days after AT&T said its chief lobbyist was leaving the company after overseeing a $50,000-per-month contract for Cohen to serve as a consultant for a year.

Mr. Trump's golf clubs also had substantial revenue: his golf club in Jupiter, Florida made $14 million, while Bedminster brought in $15 million. Last year's filing listed revenues over a 16-month period at Mar-a-Lago of $37.3 million. "The President can donate anything he wants to his campaign". Mr. Trump is also still picking up a Screen Actors Guild pension of almost $65,000 from his years as a reality TV host and sometime bit player in movies.

The disclosure of the 2016 payment to Cohen raises the question of whether he erred in not reporting the debt on last year's disclosure form.

At least an additional $1.1 million came from operations in the Philippines and Istanbul and at least $558,000 from Panama, where the Trump family had a branded condo and hotel complex, which was renamed earlier this year after a dispute with condo owners.

Mr Akhtar said he spent five years working at the garage Mr Friedman - who has since been jailed and faces trouble on a number of legal fronts - ran with partner Mr Cohen.

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