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Trump’s Stormy Daniels Payment Referred to Justice Department by Office of Government Ethics

Jessica Kwong
Trump’s Stormy Daniels Payment Referred to Justice Department by Office of Government Ethics

The U.S. Office of Government Ethics on Wednesday referred President Donald Trump’s financial disclosures to the Department of Justice after determining that he should have disclosed his reimbursement for a $130,000 payment to keep adult film star Stormy Daniels quiet about their alleged affair. Trump’s latest disclosure form, which the office released on Wednesday, reflected that he reimbursed the amount in 2017 to his lawyer Michael Cohen, who arranged the nondisclosure agreement with Daniels.