Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Trump lists Cohen reimbursement of up to $250K

Trump lists Cohen reimbursement of up to $250K

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

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

While not stating explicitly what the payments were for, 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 Mar-a-Lago resort, where the president frequently escapes for winter weekends, collected more than $25 million last year, down from $37 million from last year's report.

The exact figure specified in the financial disclosure is said to be between $100,000 and $250,000. It says Trump "fully reimbursed Mr. Cohen in 2017".

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Personal gifts disclosed by Trump include golf-related items from two professional golfers: a golf bag and clubs worth $1,150 from Kevin Streelman and $750 clubs from Bryson Dechambeau.

President Donald Trump has submitted his annual financial disclosure to the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, and it is expected to be released publicly in the coming days. Trump has denied any relationship with Daniels.

The acting director of OGE, David J. Apol, concluded that Trump's report "meets the disclosure requirements" - the outside group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington had filed a complaint that Trump's 2017 form had improperly omitted a "loan" from Cohen - but noted that making that debt public "is required".

President Trump listens during a meeting with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the Oval Office Wednesday. Under ethics rules, officials report the value of their assets and the amount of their income in broad ranges.

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