Avenatti Says Two More Women Have Hush Payment Claims Against Trump

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On Wednesday, he told CNN that the financial disclosure form Trump's required to send to the Office of Government Ethics was the reason he went public with the news.

The disclosure underscored the inconsistency of explanations by Mr Trump and aides about a $130,000 (€110,000) payment made by Mr Cohen to Ms Daniels before the 2016 presidential election to buy her silence over an alleged sexual encounter with Mr Trump in 2006.

Qatar turned down Cohen's offer, made weeks before Trump's inauguration, the Post reported late on Wednesday, citing several people with knowledge of the situation.

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Mr Trump's filing states he was not required to disclose the expenses.

Consistent with similar disclosures, Trump reported that the payments were in a broad range of $100,000 to $250,000.

Ethics experts say that if that money isn't disclosed, Trump could be in violation of ethics laws for failing to disclose a reportable item, a violation for which others have been prosecuted. Trump denies having sex with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. "It appears that these funds may have replenished the account following the payment to Ms. Clifford", read a summary of findings from Avenatti and Associates.

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In an earlier interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, however, Giuliani had said that Cohen was doing "no work for the president".

Avenatti's constant appearances on cable television have earned him the moniker of being a thorn in President Donald Trump's side, as he has brought Daniels' lawsuit against Trump and his attorney Michael Cohen into the public square. He also said that "the meetings in Moscow will be with ministers - in U.S., that's cabinet-level and with Putin's top administration people".

The acting director of the Office of Government Ethics, David Apol, has written to the Justice Department pointing out that he considers Trump's payment to Cohen to be a repayment on a loan.

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Apol told Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein that he was providing both Trump's 2017 and 2018 disclosures, as potentially "relevant to any inquiry" the Justice Department may be pursuing into the president's filings from past year.

A prior disclosure made previous year covered a 16-month period and showed $37.3 million in revenues for Mar-a-Lago.

Trump's disclosure includes all of 2017 and part of 2018.

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