Trump lawyer Cohen reportedly sought $1 million from Qatar in 2016

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

Also, Rudy Giuliani, recently named Trump's 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.

The Washington Post notes that while Cohen's solicitation of companies in exchange for access and information about the administration has previously been reported, this incident marks the first time it's been revealed that Cohen sought funds from foreign governments.

Forbes stated that Trump's financial disclosure was submitted on Wednesday and that it lists a debt to Cohen, something that was omitted the year before.

A law enforcement official is responsible for leaking Trump attorney Michael Cohen's financial information.

He added that he doesn't agree with the ethics office's contention that the payments had to be disclosed.

Vice President Mike Pence has released his annual financial disclosure, reporting a pension plan from the state of IN worth between $500,000 and $1 million and credit card debt between $15,000 and $50,000.

And David Apol, director of the Office of Government Ethics, referred the matter to the Justice Department. Weeks earlier, Mr. Trump had said he was unaware Cohen paid adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 shortly before the election.

"In the interest of transparency, while not required to be disclosed as "reportable liabilities" on Part 8, in 2016 expenses were incurred by one of Donald J. Trump's attorneys, Michael Cohen".

The White House did not respond to requests for comment to clarify the reason for Mr Trump's payment to Mr Cohen.

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Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen, declared earlier this year that it was he and he alone who had arranged the payment for Daniels, and this admission caused Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, to pounce. "You'll have to ask Michael", he told reporters on Air Force One last month.

In response to the Intercept, Cohen denied making the request.

Mr Giuliani said the transaction was to keep Ms Daniels quiet about her "false and extortionist accusation" that she had sex with Mr Trump, suggesting her claim could have damaged his candidacy. Apol's letter was released with the Trump disclosures.

Stormy Daniels is suing to be released from the hush agreement reached with Cohen, claiming it is invalid because Trump never signed it.

Mr Cohen, whose records relating to the settlement were seized in an FBI raid last month, is now reportedly under criminal investigation.

What do you think of Trump's disclosure form?

In his financial discloser form, Trump has listed assets of at least United States dollars 1.4 billion and income of more than USD 452 million.

His golf courses, including the president's Mar-a-Lago retreat in Palm Springs, did not appear to see major gains, despite frequent visits from the president.

His continued ownership of the golf venues has been criticized by opponents, who say it blends personal and public business, allowing him to profit from the presidency.

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