Michael Cohen Offered Qatar Investments Access To Trump. The Offer Was Declined

In April the FBI

In April the FBI

Contradicting the footnote, the US Office of Government Ethics notified the Justice Department that the payment "meets the disclosure requirements for a reportable liability under the Ethics in Government Act".

In new financial disclosure documents, President Donald Trump reported reimbursing his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, for an expenditure over $100,000 previous year - a value that appears to correspond with the $130,000 that Cohen paid to ensure the silence of an adult-film actress who claimed she'd had a sexual encounter with Trump.

They later spoke again outside a meeting in Mr Trump Tower in NY on 12 December 2016, where al-Rumaihi was part of a Qatari delegation that included Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed al-Thani, the Post reported.

But Trump's lawyers have said that the Trump reimbursed Cohen for a $130,000 hush money payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence over her alleged affair with Trump.

The disclosures report states: "Mr Cohen sought reimbursement of those expenses and Mr Trump fully reimbursed Mr Cohen in 2017". Trump, who has denied having a sexual relationship with Daniels during his marriage to First Lady Melania Trump, said earlier this month that he reimbursed Cohen.

Swiss medicine company Novartis AG said it paid almost $1.2 million to Trump's lawyer, while other companies came forward saying they had hired Cohen for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti has been interviewed 147 times on broadcast and cable news shows in the past ten weeks, according to the Media Research Council.

The scandal engulfing Cohen has opened a new front in the legal challenges dogging Trump, grabbing headlines from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ominous investigation into possible collusion between the president's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation.

"I have never seen something pulled off the system..."

It shows President Trump paid back his former lawyer Michael Cohen between $100 and $250,000 for expenses in 2016.

"And I also said it was reimbursed", he continued.

The official who released the suspicious-activity reports was aware of the risks, but said fears that the missing reports might be suppressed compelled the disclosure. However, the president's struggling golf courses in Turnberry, Scotland, and Doonbeg, Ireland, improved their earnings, with income at the Turnberry property growing to more than $20 million from $14 million.

Avenatti has blanketed cable news over the last few months, leading to questions about his possible interest in a television deal down the road, once his star client's case fades from the news.

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