President Trump discloses payment to lawyer

Washington, May 17: US President Donald Trump repaid his lawyer Michael Cohen over $100,000 for expenses that Cohen incurred during the 2016 presidential election, according to a financial disclosure form released on Wednesday. The document, signed by the President and released by the US Office of Government Ethics, did not describe the purpose or the recipient of the payment made by Cohen, Xinhua news agency reported. But Trump’s lawyers have said that Trump reimbursed Cohen for a $130,000 hush money payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence over her alleged affair with Trump. “In 2016, expenses were incurred by one of Donald J. Trump’s attorneys, Michael Cohen,” read a footnote on the form. “Cohen sought reimbursement of those expenses and Trump fully reimbursed Cohen in 2017,” according to the document. (IANS)