U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen asked the Qatari government for at least $1 million in December 2016 in exchange for access or insight into the Trump administration, the Washington Post reported.
Essential Consultants is also the same company Cohen used to pay $130,000 to Daniels as part of a non-disclosure agreement barring her from talking about an alleged 2006 affair with Trump.
Trump, who said last month that he knew nothing about the Daniels payment and did not reimburse Cohen, reported an apparent reimbursement payment to his lawyer on financial disclosure documents released Wednesday.
A footnote to disclosures submitted on Tuesday to the Office of Government Ethics said Mr Cohen had incurred "expenses" on Mr Trump's behalf in 2016 of between $100,001 and $250,000. "Mr. Cohen sought reimbursement of those expenses and Mr. Trump fully reimbursed Cohen in 2017".
Critics of Trump seized on the repaid debt as proof that the President should have included it in last year's statement, which was filed voluntarily in June and signed by Trump under a line that said, "I certify that the statements I have made in this report are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge".
Thomas Markle will reportedly miss the royal wedding to undergo heart surgery
Born in 1945, of Dutch-Irish descent, he grew up in Pennsylvania and met Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland , in the late 1970s. He reportedly told the celebrity website TMZ that he doesn't want to embarrass the royal family or his daughter.
Late Wednesday, the New Yorker published a story about an unnamed law enforcement official it said had leaked the report.
Shaubtweetedthat Giuliani "may have lied" when he said Trump paid Cohen as much as $460,000 through the retainer.
Michael Avenatti and Anthony Scaramucci attend The Hollywood Reporter's Most Powerful People In Media 2018 at The Pool on April 12, 2018 in New York City. That money is believed to be the reimbursement for the payment to Daniels. Among his holdings, he took in $25 million from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Vice President Mike Pence in his discloser form said that he had more than United States dollars 100,000 in student loans for his children and USD 15,000 as credit-debit debt.
Cohen appears to have been selling himself based on access he said he could provide to Trump. He is pictured with Donald Trump and real estate developer Tevfik Arif, who was not involved in the Moscow project, at the September 2017 launch of Trump Soho.
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Earlier on Tuesday, police searched the home of the family that bombed Surabaya's police headquarters and found unexploded bombs. A bomb prematurely exploded Sunday night at an apartment in the Surabaya suburb of Sidoarjo , killing a mother and daughter.
He has also baited Team Trump and the president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, regularly mocking the former mayor on TV and Twitter and questioning his legal skills.
A prior disclosure made past year covered a 16-month period and showed $37.3 million in revenues for Mar-a-Lago.
The disclosure shows millions in 2017 income from rents, licences, book and television royalties, company shares, hotel management fees and golf courses, with interests from India to Dubai.
CREW, a liberal-leaning watchdog group, filed a complaint with the ethics office that was referenced in Mr Apol's letter.
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