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Reports on Other 'Suspicious' Michael Cohen Transactions Have Gone Missing

Reports on Other 'Suspicious' Michael Cohen Transactions Have Gone Missing

About 36 after Giuliani first revealed that Trump reimbursed Cohen, the president distanced himself from his lawyer, telling reporters "he will get his facts straight" and "virtually everything that's been said has been said incorrectly".

A law enforcement official is responsible for leaking Trump attorney Michael Cohen's financial information.

However, the US US Office of Government Ethics did not elaborate on the objective or the recipient of the payment. But Trump's lawyers have previously said that Trump reimbursed Cohen for the $130,000 hush money payment he made to porn star Stormy Daniels.

The Trump Organization referred questions about the disclosure report to the president's lawyer Sheri Dillon of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Qatar turned down Cohen's offer, made weeks before Trump's inauguration in January 2017, the Post reported, citing several people with knowledge of the situation.

But Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told Fox News Channel's Laura Ingraham that he didn't think the repayment "had to be disclosed at all because I think it was an expenditure that he reimbursed".

Investigative journalist Ronan Farrow appeared on Wednesday night's Rachel Maddow Show to explain how he obtained the records that led to his latest break-through investigation into the Stormy Daniels and Michael Cohen scandal.

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"Mr Cohen sought reimbursement of those expenses and Mr Trump fully reimbursed Mr Cohen in 2017".

The document filed by President Trump states that he disclosed the payment "in the interest of transparency" and not because he was required to do so.

"Within approximately 75 days of the payment to Ms. Clifford, Mr. Viktor Vekselberg, a Russian oligarch with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, caused substantial funds to be deposited into the bank account from which Mr. Cohen made the payment". The "law-enforcement official" said they decided to make that document public because it appeared two similar reports were missing from a government database, and they feared they were being hidden from law enforcement.

The Mar-a-Lago resort, where the president frequently escaped for winter weekends, collected more than $25 million last year, down from $37 million from last year's report.

His Washington, DC, hotel near the Oval Office, a magnet for diplomats and lobbyists, took in $40 million (€33m). His Doral club, as was the case past year, dwarfed the rest of his golf properties, with revenues of nearly $75 million. Exactly what happened to those reports, and when, is unclear, but according to the New Yorker, they detailed more than $3 million in additional transactions - far more than the report leaked last week listed. The president's tax returns would give a clear picture, but Trump has broken with tradition by refusing to make them public.

Before taking office, Trump said he shifted day-to-day control of his business to his sons, primarily Eric Trump. The president owes Deutsch Bank as much as $175 million. The president can take back control of the trust at any time, and he's allowed to withdraw cash from it as he pleases.

Though it was published three decades ago, his book The Art of The Deal previous year generated as much as $1 million.