The Wall Street Journal: Trump financial disclosure form appears to show reimbursement for Stormy Daniels payment


President Donald Trump’s newly filed financial disclosure notes a payment connected to an adult-film actress who alleged a relationship with him more than a decade ago.

The payment is documented as a reimbursement to attorney Michael Cohen of between $100,001 and $250,000 for expenses in 2016.

The Wall Street Journal previously reported that Cohen struck an agreement with Stephanie Clifford, the former adult-film actress professionally known as Stormy Daniels, weeks before the 2016 presidential election. Through a limited liability company, Cohen paid Ms. Clifford $130,000.

Trump’s new attorneys have said he agreed to pay Cohen $250,000 in part for negotiating the nondisclosure agreement that was tied to the payment to Ms. Clifford. Trump has denied a relationship with Clifford.

See: Trump repaid Cohen for payment to Stormy Daniels, Giuliani says

Trump’s financial disclosure form covers last year and was reviewed and released by the Office of Government Ethics.

An expanded version of this report appears at

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