Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Trump's 2017 Financial Disclosure Lists Stormy Reimbursement To Michael Cohen

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Donald Trump's 2017 financial disclosure was released today and listed on the document is (who would have ever guessed?) a payment of more than $100,000 to his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, issued as reimbursement for payments to a "third-party."

Gee, could "third-party" end up being the one and only Stormy Daniels?

Didn't Donald tell the press on Air Force One that he didn't know anything about any payments to Ms. Daniels?

From The New York Times:

The disclosure, released by the Office of Government Ethics, did not specify the purpose of the payment. However, Mr. Cohen has paid $130,000 to an adult film actress, Stephanie Clifford, who has claimed she had an affair with Mr. Trump.

Mr. Cohen has said he made the payment to keep the actress, who goes by the stage name Stormy Daniels, from going public before the 2016 election with her story about an affair with Mr. Trump.

A footnote in the disclosure said that Mr. Cohen had requested reimbursement of the expenses incurred in 2016 and Mr. Trump had repaid it in full in 2017. It did not give an exact amount of the payment but said it was between $100,001 and $250,000.

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