President Donald Trump has submitted his annual financial disclosure with the Office of Government Ethics, the agency tweeted on Tuesday, though it remains unclear whether the form contains details about the $130,000 hush payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels.
The ethics office seemed to disagree, annotating the document: "OGE has concluded that the information related to the payment made by Mr. Cohen is required to be reported and that the information provided meets the disclosure requirement for a reportable liability".
The form Trump filed with the Office of Government Ethics previous year, which was 98 pages long, contained no mention of the Daniels payment.
But the acting director of the ethics office, David Apol, in a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said it should have been disclosed in ethics documents that Trump filed in June 2017.
The payment made by Cohen was between $100,001 and $250,000 and there was no interest incurred, the report said.
Press coverage says the disclosure is an apparent reference to a reimbursement for Cohen's $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels as part of a hush money agreement. Apol's letter was released with the Trump disclosures. Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen orchestrated the 2016 payment, but Trump reimbursed him, according to Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani indicated in an interview earlier this month that Trump reimbursed Cohen in installments.
In last year's disclosure, Trump reported making at least $528.9 million - a number that appears to mix total revenue from his businesses with income - from January 2016 through April 15, 2017. "As a co-signatory with our former CEO, I take personal responsibility to bring the public debate on this matter to an end", Mr. Ehrat said in a statement.