Trump discloses Dollars 250000 reimbursement to Cohen

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Cohen has said he fronted the money for Trump, but the president did not list any debts to the lawyer in his federally required financial disclosure filing a year ago.

In his2018 financial disclosure report, Trump revealed that he reimbursed Cohen after his $130,000 payment to the adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, which Cohen had facilitated just before the 2016 presidential election. Cohen has said he paid Clifford $130,000 to stay silent.

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan),[/caption] At least two other women who say they were paid by Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, to stay silent about alleged relations with the president may come forward, attorney Michael Avenatti said during an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program Thursday.

In a note, the Office of Government Ethics said it had concluded that the information related to the payment made by Cohen was required to be reported and that the information provided met the disclosure requirement for a reportable liability.

Telecom giant AT&T made a "big mistake" in paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to President Trump's personal lawyer to seek his help as the company pursued a merger that the administration opposed, the company said Friday.

Cohen is under investigation by the FBI, which raided his home and office last month and seized documents that included information about the payment to Daniels.

Late Wednesday, the New Yorker published a story about an unnamed law enforcement official it said had leaked the report.

Cohen, citing the need to prepare for the 2016 Republican Nation Convention in July, did not attend the forum, the Washington Post reported.

The footnote appears in a report giving the first extended look at Trump's income from his properties since he became president.

Cohen had reportedly positioned himself as a fixer for Donald Trump. Some payments made to Cohen were marked as "bribery or gratuity" and "suspicious use of third-party transactors (straw-man)" by banks.

Disclosing the existence of suspicious activity reports carries strict criminal and civil penalties-including up to five years in prison. The President reimbursed that over the period of several months.

Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump's current lawyers, told Fox News Channel that the repayment did not have "to be disclosed at all because I think it was an expenditure that he reimbursed".

Mr Giuliani said the transaction was to keep Ms Daniels quiet about her "false and extortionist accusation" that she had sex with Mr Trump, suggesting her claim could have damaged his candidacy.

CREW, a liberal-leaning watchdog group, filed a complaint with the ethics office that was referenced in Apol's letter.

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