Trump repaid attorney who paid off Stormy Daniels - ethics disclosure

Ronan Farrow reveals to Rachel Maddow how he was able to obtain Michael Cohen's confidential financial records

"President Trump and Vice President Pence filed their financial disclosure forms with the Office of Government Ethics today, May 15", White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters said Tuesday.

Rudy Giuliani, who recently became the Republican president's new personal attorney, has said Trump reimbursed Cohen for the original, $130,000 payment, which was made shortly before Trump's victory in the November 8, 2016 presidential election.

Trump's attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, earlier this month said that Trump reimbursed Cohen $130,000 for the payment to Clifford before Trump's 2016 election.

"In 2016 expenses were incurred by one of Donald J Trump's attorneys, Michael Cohen", Mr Trump reported in a footnote to the report.

This is a developing story. Giuliani indicated in an interview earlier this month that Trump reimbursed Cohen in installments.

No mention was made of a $130,000 paid to porn star Stormy Daniels to keep her quiet about an alleged affair.

The report also disclosed the income Trump collected from several of his marquee properties, including what he has described as the "Winter White House" in Palm Beach, Fla.

The disclosure forms that he's required to submit to the ethics office provide a more limited view of his finances.

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.

Mr. Ehrat, who has been Novartis' group general counsel since 2011, made the decision to retire "in the context of discussions" surrounding the payment to President Trump's personal lawyer.

Trump, his campaign and Cohen have all denied any wrongdoing.

Cohen has publicly acknowledged paying Daniels, saying he obtained the cash through a line of credit on his home. Among his holdings, he took in $25 million from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. He was the first presidential candidate in decades to refuse to release his personal tax returns, and hasn't released them as President.

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