“President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, claims the president didn’t know about the payment when he filed that report previous year, but this explanation seems implausible”, Shaub said.
In an interview with Business Insider, Giuliani said $130,000 was “the specific amount that I said”. The office’s acting director David Apol in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein explained that the forms were being referred after the nonprofit legal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) requested in a complaint that the agencies investigate whether the payment should have been reported. If the DOJ has evidence that POTUS knew about the reimbursement before he filed last year’s form and deliberately omitted it from his disclosure, that would be a problem.
Cohen has publicly acknowledged paying Daniels, saying he obtained the cash through a line of credit on his home. Ethics experts said that if that money was a loan and knowingly and willfully not disclosed, Trump could be in violation of ethics laws, a violation for which others have been prosecuted.
One is that, after Stormy Daniels’s lawyer Michael Avenatti published Trump Tower surveillance video of Al-Rumaihi, he suspiciously denied attending the meeting, only for his firm to admit it later.
Trump’s hotel in the United States capital, which opened in late 2016, took in $40.4 million during 2017 while the Florida resort had revenues of $25.1 million past year.
WASHINGTON – President Trump lashed out at unauthorized immigrants during a White House meeting Wednesday, warning in front of news cameras that unsafe people are clamoring to breach the country’s borders and branding such people “animals”.
Another issue is Rudy Giuliani’s public claim that Trump actually reimbursed Cohen up to $460,000 over the course of 2017.
Today I certified President Trump ‘s financial disclosure report signed on May 15, 2018 (for calendar year 2017). The report estimated the holdings are worth at least $1.4 billion.
Since he took office, Trump’s name has been erased from three of his family company’s prized properties.
Al-Rumaihi denies making any payments to Cohen. Trump spends time and vacations at both clubs and sells memberships to Mar-a-Lago. The president-elect’s statements inspired a sarcastic tweetstorm in November 2016 from the Office of Government Ethics’ official Twitter account about Trump divesting his businesses.
Faced with these challenges, the company has chose to focus primarily on its existing properties, which consist of 16 golf courses, a winery, seven stand-alone hotels, Mar-a-Lago and a portfolio of commercial and residential real estate properties.
Al-Rumaihi concluded that this arrangement was created to benefit Cohen’s proposed “partners” more than his investment fund or the American Midwest.
The filing showed that Trump has received $26,667 in management fees related to the project.
This is very little change as the company closed at $77.45 on Tuesday.