Trump lawyer Cohen 'sought $1m from Qatar'

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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.

"Neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was a party to the transaction with Ms. Clifford, and neither reimbursed me for the payment, either directly or indirectly", Cohen said, using Daniels' real name, Stephanie Clifford.

Trump said he was listing the reimbursements to Michael Cohen - first made public by lawyer Rudy Giuliani two weeks ago - "in the interest of transparency", even though he said he was not required to disclose them.

Trump had earlier denied knowledge of such a payment. Trump filed a financial disclosure form this week that shows he reimbursed Cohen between $100,000 and $250,000.

In his annual financial disclosure released Wednesday by the Office of Government Ethics, Trump acknowledged that he'd "fully reimbursed" his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, for "expenses" incurred in 2016. "Cover-ups should always matter". It says vaguely that Cohen incurred expenses in 2016 and later sought reimbursement for those expenses, "and Mr. Trump fully reimbursed Mr. Cohen in 2017".

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, reportedly threatened to cancel a summit with President Trump, citing USA military exercises. In April, Trump told reporters he did not know anything about the payment.

Trump acquired the resort in 2014 for around €8.7 million. If they conclude it was made with the intention of influencing the presidential campaign - making it an effective political contribution - it would violate election law, which caps individual donations to federal candidates at $5,400 per election cycle. In his letter, Apol referenced the lawsuit as the reason he was alerting the DOJ about the note. According to the report, Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida made over $25 million in 2017, and income from the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. has doubled since 2016 to over $40 million. A large share of that debt stems from Deutsche Bank loans to Trump National Doral.

The debt figures are given in broad ranges in the report and capped at $50 million, so it's unclear just how much Trump actually owes. The ethics office reviewed Trump's form and released it on Wednesday. There is no chance that the Republican-controlled Congress would impeach Trump for possibly trying to hide his Daniels-related debt to Cohen. But the president retains ownership of those businesses, through a trust, and can take money out of them at any time.

His report shows that Trump received $64,840 from the Screen Actors Guild pension fund. Trump has appeared in several movies, including "Home Alone 2" and "Zoolander".

For operating New York's Wollman Rink in Central Park, the president took in 9.3 million dollars (£6.86m).

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