New financial documents reveal a discernable reference to President Donald Trump’s $130,000 reimbursement to Michael Cohen—which he reportedly paid to guarantee the silence of Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels, the actress and model who claims to have had an affair with Trump.
The reference to the payment can be found in a footnote on the 45th page of the 92-page Personal Financial Disclosure report, released by the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) and published by the Washington Post. The note does not explicitly say what they payment was for, but it does appears to match up with Cohen’s alleged hush money story.
“In 2016 expenses were incurred by one of Donald J. Trump’s attorneys, Michael Cohen,” Trump reported on the financial disclosure in a footnote. “Mr. Cohen sought reimbursement of those expenses and Mr. Trump fully reimbursed Mr. Cohen in 2017. The category of value would be $100,001 — $250,000 and the interest rate would be zero.”
This interesting reference corroborates the tale recently told by former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, who now sits on Trump’s legal team, during his infamous interview with Sean Hannity. Giuliani said that it took Trump four months or more to pay the bill. Cohen “funneled it [the $130,000] through a law firm and the president repaid it,” Giuliani explained.
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Source:: Salon – Life