President Trump lists Cohen reimbursement of up to $250K in financial disclosure

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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 Trump.

The leaked documents, which ended up in the hands of Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti, show that Cohen used the shell company, Essential Consultants LLC, to receive large payments from a number of firms before the 2016 election.

Rudy Giuliani, who recently began providing legal representation for Trump, said in a Fox News interview earlier this month that Trump reimbursed Cohen.

Trump has previously denied knowing about that payment or reimbursing Cohen.

A footnote to disclosures submitted Tuesday to the Office of Government Ethics said Cohen had incurred "expenses" on Trump's behalf in 2016 of between $100,001 and $250,000.

The leaker of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's financial information said that he did it because he feared there was a cover up involving information in a government database of suspicious banking activity reports.

"No", Trump said. "I don't know".

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The request to Qatar would be the latest such exchange offered by Cohen to be made public following acknowledgements by USA and European companies last week that they paid Cohen, who was Trump's lawyer for about a decade and self-described "fixer" for Trump. "Mr. Cohen sought reimbursement of those expenses and Mr. Trump fully reimbursed Mr. Cohen in 2017". Cohen's attorney Stephen Ryan did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters on the reports. In all, Trump's vast array of assets - hotels, resorts, books, licensing deals and other business ventures - generated revenue a year ago of at least $453 million. The report estimated the holdings are worth at least $1.4 billion (€1.84 bn). The report shows he took in $75 million from his Miami golf course and resort past year, $25 million at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and $15 million from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Other properties have not fared as well, including Trump National Doral, a golf resort near Miami, which is Trump's biggest cash flow generator. Trump owes Deutsch Bank as much as $175 million. The president's tax returns would give a clear picture, but Trump has broken with tradition by refusing to make them public.

Novartis said Shannon Thyme Klinger, who graduated from the University of North Carolina law school and who is now the company's ethics, risk and compliance officer, will take over from Ehrat as general counsel on June 1.

Before taking office, Trump said he shifted day-to-day control of his business to his sons, primarily Eric Trump.

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". Last year's filing listed revenues over a 16-month period at Mar-a-Lago of $37.3 million.

For operating New York's Wollman Rink in Central Park, the president took in $9.3 million.

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