Ethics director questions Trump's reimbursement to lawyer Cohen

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Avenatti is seeking to represent Daniels in a dispute in federal court in NY over material seized by the FBI in the Cohen raids.

The whistleblower who reportedly leaked the financial records of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer did so after discovering that two files had disappeared from a government database.

Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, broke his promise to make a $2 million payment that was due Monday under the settlement of his firm's bankruptcy, a new lawsuit alleges.

Karen McDougal, another former Playmate who received a hush money payment from AMI, the pro-Trump media conglomerate that publishes the National Enquirer, alleged that Davidson was secretly communicating with Cohen while he was representing her. She is now suing Cohen. "The category of value would be United States dollars 100,001-USD 250,000 and the interest rate would be zero", it said, noting that the president is doing so in the interest of transparency, even as he is not required by law. The comment does provide some room for the $130,000 to be a part of that larger sum.

The scandal engulfing Cohen has opened a new front in the legal challenges dogging Trump, grabbing headlines from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ominous investigation into possible collusion between the president's 2016 campaign and Russian Federation. He said the retainer was how he was being repaid for the Daniels expense "with a little profit and a little margin for paying taxes for Michael".

Cohen appears to have been selling himself based on access he said he could provide to Trump.

Later that week, the president said the newly hired Mr Giuliani needed time to "get his facts straight".

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The Office of Government Ethics found on Wednesday that Mr Trump ought to have revealed the payment in his previous financial disclosure.

"You may find the disclosure relevant to any inquiry you may be pursuing regarding the president's prior report that was signed on June 14, 2017".

Giuliani said he knew news of the payment would come out, even if he didn't know "exactly when or what would come out".

"Anthony likes TV, he's a natural on TV, and he would certainly consider the right opportunity", the source close to The Mooch said. "I think if it's an expenditure rather than a liability you don't have to disclose expenditures, but that's lawyers quibbling". The most recent report - the only one made public so far - examined Cohen's transactions from September of 2017 to January of 2018, and included activity totalling nearly a million dollars. "He didn't know about it". Peskov says he saw Cohen's message but never responded to it.

"In turn, that means that Trump committed a crime if the omission was 'knowing and willful, "Shaub wrote".

That letter was written in response to a complaint from a watchdog organization, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, which said that Trump should have reported the payments to Cohen in last year's disclosures.

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