Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Trump discloses United States dollars 250000 reimbursement to Cohen

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Scott Davis | 18 May, 2018, 15:55

President Donald Trump's disclosure that he "reimbursed" personal attorney Michael Cohen for as much as $250,000 a year ago comes in a footnote to his financial disclosure report.

The unnamed whistleblower, who reportedly spent a career in law enforcement, told New Yorker reporter Ronan Farrow he grew anxious when he was unable to find two SARs on attorney Michael Cohen's financial dealings in the database.

The payment by Cohen to actress Stormy Daniels was made in the last weeks before the 2016 presidential election, as part of a non-disclosure agreement meant to ensure Daniels would not speak about the alleged affair publicly.

Ms Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, alleges that she and Mr Trump had sex in a hotel room in Lake Tahoe, a resort area between California and Nevada, in 2006. But he said it appears there is paperwork that he expects will show Trump, through his personal attorney Michael Cohen, paid off the women.

The pressure of living under special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation appears to be getting to President Donald Trump's lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, according to a report from Vanity Fair.

Cohen's discussions with Sater about the Trump Tower Moscow ended then, according to Yahoo News, but Sater said he continued working on a potential deal through December 2016, stopping only after Trump had been elected.

The whistleblower who reportedly leaked the financial records of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer did so after discovering that two files had disappeared from a government database.




The lawsuit casts Avenatti in a harsh light at a time when he has emerged as one of President Donald Trump's chief antagonists in the media.

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis Wednesday announced the retirement of its top legal expert over the $1.2 million in payments to Cohen, while AT&T has said it made a "big mistake" by paying the lawyer some $600,000.

"Do you know where he got the money to make that payment?" a reporter asked at the time.

Of course, it should be noted that DOJ policy says that a sitting president can not be indicted with criminal charges, but Shaub also raised the issue of a possible civil issue. "To say that I am terrified right now would be an understatement", the official said. The most recent report - the only one made public so far - examined Cohen's transactions from September of 2017 to January of 2018, and included activity totalling nearly a million dollars.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani insisted Trump disclosed the repayments to Cohen in this year's report out of "an abundance of caution".

In his financial discloser form, Trump has listed assets of at least United States dollars 1.4 billion and income of more than USD 452 million.

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

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